You don't have to be a partisan fanatic to worry about the level of political discourse in this country. I know a lot of people who can't stand mudflinging.
Mudflinging, sure, but if you object to constructive conflict and even obstruction of plans you think disastrous, then you need to stop paying attention to politics. Those who have no stomach for conversational conflict should not be allowed to decide on matters of governance, let alone war.
Already the President has dusted off bipartisanship (how convenient for him) and the Republicans have started to bemoan the coming Democratic purges. They've wanted to be the minority for so long that I'm happy the Democrats gave them the chance.
Me? I'm skeptical. I don't think the Dems have much spirit. But they ought to be a bunch of bastards, as long as they stay cold about it.
If America had wanted a Congress to approve every order coming out of the White House, they might have re-affirmed the party of the President. Let's not forget that.
Next time anyone talks about "decency" in this arena, or says that conservatism is still on the march, because only "centrist" Democrats got elected, remind them. If America thought we were on the right track, if America wanted more Congressional roll-overs, they would not have supported the opposition.