Everyone needs to just calm down. Breathe. Things will be OK, I promise. Do you remember when Reagan literally dumped tractor trailer loads of documents to the democrats to delay their legislation? I do. Things were OK after that. Remember the 1990's when the government shut down and the major congressional changes that came with "The Contract." I certainly do. Things were OK after that. 9/11 and the literal war we were in...things were OK after that. Obama and the "total disaster" of healthcare? While things aren't perfect, nobody's being executed by death panels. We will be OK. Its just the election madness that has everyone in a tizzy.
If things were really anywhere near as bad as people claim people would be in the street actually voting for changes, marching, etc. But meanwhile the election will be relatively close with no real mandate for anything- so things must not really be that bad if people really aren't doing anything to change it.
Reagan and the Dems got things done because they understood that this government was about "The Art Of The Possible": the give and take where no one gets everything they want, but they try to put together something that is acceptable to the majority and could do some good. Now we have a party in the GOP that acts like a 3-year old if you won't give him his marbles, and either huffs away or holds his breath. They've lost the idea of how this government works at its best, even as imperfect as that is.
We have an entire wing of Congress that acts like little babies because they weren't put in charge. Maybe you think that's OK, but I don't. It's gotten in the way of investing in fixing our infrastructure, it got in the way for months with dealing with Zika, it turns into a showdown every freakin' time the debt ceiling needs to be raised, which was never a problem till the GOP started hating the black guy in the White House. It's interfering with the function of the United States Supreme Court, with lower Federal courts, and with filling key government positions.
This isn't normal, and this isn't acceptable. What do we get treated to by the GOP? 60 votes on getting rid of Obamacare, even though they have no replacement. We get vote after vote to defund Planned Parenthood. We still have the GOP going after ACORN, that doesn't even exist anymore. We have them threatening impeachment of Obama for the last 8 years for God-knows-what. We get serious legislation held up because the GOP wants to control a woman's reproductive rights.
The GOP is always bitching about how bad things are in the nation. But the GOP controls most statehouses. They control a majority of the governorships in the nation. They control both branches of the Congress. Maybe things are so bad because they as a party has no one who knows how to govern, and doesn't have the first clue as to how to move the nation forward.
But until these backward, uneducated, older white hicks die off, we'll keep getting guys like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Louie Gohmert and James Inhofe in the halls of Congress, and governors like Scott Walker, Sam Brownback, Bobby Jindal and Pat McCrory.