The mentality of "I'm not going to vote on your idea cause we're opposing parties", or, the behind closed doors and not allowing the opposite party in, has to stop.
Which is why, in my mind, politics and politicians don't work as it is set up and why I can't stand either! Soon as someone leans one way or the other [Democrat or Republican] their opinions are biased, that's just the way it is and since each party thinks they're right and the other is wrong, nothing gets done for the citizens because the politicians don't have a clue on how to sit down and negotiate!
However this so-called 'health reform bill(s)' and our national debt turns out, it is our fault because we're letting them get away with it! 'Nuff said!