Congressional Gridlock Is Not What Founding Fathers Had in Mind

10.26.14 1:00 PM ET

In this clip from Real Time with Bill Maher's 'Overtime' segment, a viewer asks if it matters who wins the Senate in next week's election, as filibusters could prevent any legislation from being passed.

John Avlon was on the Real Time panel and countered Republican political consultant Mary Matalin's assertion that congressional gridlock was a part of the Founding Fathers' hopes for American democracy.