All of this bickering going on in the United States government is such a circus, and quite frankly, an embarrassment for the country.
I can’t think of another developed country where the government has had to consider a shutdown, let alone go through with one.
America is far too hyperpolitical: 95%+ of the population are at the far ends of a very long political spectrum. Being radical in any arena is not going to suit the needs of the populace and will only serve to alienate you.
It’s easy to say that things need to change, but the issues aren’t just at the top: it’s the entire American population sitting at the extremes of the political compass. Knowing that it’s a cultural and social issue as well as a political issue doesn’t leave much hope that things will change any time soon.