I haven't really talked that much about politics lately, because as I said recently, I don't feel like I need to add to the noise. That, and the last election kind of burned me out. However, I'm a little surprised at how shocked everyone seems to be about the deadlock in Washington.
You may recall that last fall, a great many people were hell bent on supporting one candidate or the other. People were nasty and passionate about them. I'm not entirely sure that this represented a majority of Americans, but it sure felt like it. From where I was sitting, I couldn't really see how anyone would get that wrapped up in two totally mediocre candidates.
So if you're one of those people, who had bumperstickers and what not, how can you be surprised that the asshats in Congress are now acting like spoiled kids who aren't getting their way? You enabled this behavior with your own actions. You elected the asshats and basically told them it was OK to take the party line, and damn the opposition.