Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
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"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I think we will just have to agree to disagree on most. I'll just address the following: "i will say that the temper tantrum thrown by the right under Obama, though, has annoyed me to the point where i am just completely and utterly disgusted. we have to change our political system. i've never seen this much gridlock and nearly complete obstruction. it's caused by gerrymandering, and a two party system. we need to fix both."
I am as annoyed as you are at the hyperpartisanship of the last couple of decades. However I cannot blame it on gerrymandering or a so-called two party system. Gerrymandering has been around pretty much from the beginning. The hyperpartisanship has only been around a couple of decades. And to be honest, I don't think we will ever get rid of it. And realistically we do not have a two party system. There are many more then two parties. What we do have is a two ideology system.......liberal versus conservative. The political parties that most successfully advocate for those two ideologies are going to be the dominant political parties. Historically at one point it was the democrats and the whigs. And the only alternative system is the parliamentary system such as is followed in Europe. However have you ever listened to CSPAN when they were covering a parliamentary meeting? It is hyperpartisanship on steroids. It comes much closer to fist fights then what we normally see in congress.
i'm not saying that the internet is something negative at all (quite the contrary,) or that hyperpartisan idiots shouldn't be able to broadcast whatever they want, but this probably has a lot to do with why the 1990s, 2000s, and now the teens have been really going over the partisan cliff.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)