Is Congress really that dysfunctional right now? What exactly is going on?

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    Let's speak about our Congress.
    I've been hearing a lot about dysfunctionality in legislation, specifically between House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama. Long story short, they don't agree on anything, and this has been a reoccurring issue since Obama's re-election. More recently, Republicans in the House even denied a fiscal cliff bill proposed by Boehner, a Republican himself. Basically Republicans are reluctant to reconcile to any agreement in fear of looking weak.
    Is Congress truly at a dysfunctional point right now, or has this just been exaggerated to a large extent? How does it compare with past relationships in Congress?
     
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    All the republicans care about is slash, cut and burn. These fuckers will gut our country if we allow them to put a president into the white house.
     
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    They are having free lunches and booze..
     
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    The original party of the Ethnic cleansing the Democrats must be destroyed a la Carthage.
     
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    Are you paying your fair share to fund worhless programs?
     
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    Yes they are dysfunctional. You must consider that statement from the standpoint that this Congress is exceptionally partisan. They have lost the reality of doing what is best for the country and those who say they are are only telling you what you want to hear. The Congressmen and Women do not know how to coordinate and compromise. They think anyone who does not think as they do is wrong headed and will not support any compromise in order to reach a conclusion. They want it all or nothing. There are a number who will do anything in order to further the legacy of the Administration to the point of keeping everything in knots. They have lost the idea of Constitutionalism and I venture to say most have not read the Constitution and more do not understand its meaning and workings. They have abdicated their responsibility for making law and oversight to the Department Directors and have no idea what the various agencies are doing until their is a crisis and then they react in an astonishing manner demanding answers. But they never get them and never take any real action. So, yes they are dysfunctional.
     
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    Imagine two crazy kids on the playground that really refuse to cooperate. The president is like the teacher, and likes one kid better, but knows it is best if the two compromise, it's better for everyone.
    That's about it. Republicans and Democrats are the two kids. The president is a Democrat but knows compromise is best for everyone.
    So we are being played like a sand castle.
     
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    Compromise does not exist in his vocabulary.
     
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    Nor truth telling, promise keeping, competence nor any other component of being a leader. He Is the arch-typical D.
     
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    It's been fully dysfunctional for several years now.
     

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