I think LS is on to something. Our political differences divide us and weaken our power to effect change in Washington. That's why no matter who's in charge government continues to grow unabated. What's needed is unity. What will never happen is a unified America. Not as long as the R's and D's are in charge.
The problem with your idealistic view that people other than R's and D's can get something done is faulty, aligncare.
And it is faulty because the left in this country hates it, and the right loves it.
You can label things all you want. You can do the Rodney King act all you want, but it won't work.
We have two very different ideals here. One to make America stronger, and better, and the other to make it weaker and less free.
One side has to win the battle for the soul of this country.
And liberals had better not be on the winning side, or this country is OVER.