It's frustrating. Both parties piss me off.
The fundamental problem must be that the people have contradictory impulses and demands that leave politicians trying to square a circle. But then again this has always been so. Leadership is the job of getting people to move in one direction and understand and accept trade-offs.
It's not enough to be right. You have to be able to persuade people to go along with your program. In Washington they're busy dividing us into colors, red v. blue, while they together loot the treasury.