My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton
American democracy is healthy.It has checks and balances that slow passage of legislation, which allows the public time to deliberate, to re-consider what they want.And now the public has decided that it doesn't like what it's seeing from Washington, so passage of largescale reforms is become less likely.That's exactly what should happen.It's annoying when your guys have the majority and aren't acting (think entitlements reform in 2005 for when I got frustrated), but there's a good reason why it's (not) happening.
("is become" => "has become" or "is becoming")
Part of the problem is, they are not my guys. They're Liberals. But, regardless of the titular "party in power", the only party that matters is the money party.