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Reminds me of a quote from Darwin: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the most adaptable to change.
Term limits would take care of this.
Term limits for the non collaborative politicos.
This is a forest/trees issue. They get so wrapped up in protecting their tree they can't that the rest of the forest is burning.
Because, BOTH parties are now more interested in what will buy them votes than what is the best for the nation!!!
This is what happens when the two parties in power have extreme ideologies and agendas. We need a moderate party of common sense people running this country. The current leaders are immature brats who care more about themselves than the American people.
Oh please. This nation's electorate is becoming alarmingly mush-headed with the erroneous notion that our government is "dysfunctional" simply because our elected officials aren't holding hands and singing around the campfire. It is the height of insanity to hold that "compromise" and "bipartisanship" make for good government! Why even bother with political parties, then? As our Founders designed things, there should indeed be "obstructionists" and "partisans" to keep our representatives from otherwise willy-nilly doing stupid things. May I remind you all that the heinous Patriot Act was bipartisan! When politicians "compromise," it is a sure sign that whatever law they eventually pass, will be a hunk of junk.
No compromises because "he who blinks first loses".
When you have an arrogant President who tells Republicans to sit in the back of the bus and gloats when he gets his tax increase, and then wonders why they won't work with him when he no longer has a super majority. Go figure.
jarlman, it would be better for our elected officals, our public servents, and yes, they have been elected to serve us, We The People, to work together than to sit there, hold their breath till they're blue in the face, dig their heals in, etc, to protect ideology at all cost. I myself think there are too many big egos involved. They just need to grow up and get over themselves and remember it's not all about them. If I were on a committee at work and my coworkers acted like that, we'd be written up. If we kept doing it enough, we'd get fired for not doing our jobs.
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