It is frustrating that the Republicans in congress have spent so much time, and time is money, on their 37 attempts to kill healthcare. Why are they not picking it apart to eliminate the waste, fraud, abuse, and inefficiencies? Why are they not making the changes needed for this bill which even Mr. Obama said was not a perfect solution when he signed it. I believe the president would welcome a civil and respectful debate that would result in a bipartisan, and in being bipartisan, more acceptable plan.^There are many committees in Congress. Mr. Reid has placed his ‘loyal’ members into positions of leadership in those committess of the Senate, just as Mr. Boehnor has placed his ‘allies’ into positions of leadership in House committees. The qualifications of many of these leading positions are dubious at best since the appointments are made based on deals rather than ability to objectively and intelligently guide debate on the issues for which they are responsible.^It has been well documented that our legislators spend 4 to 6 hours a day fund raising in an office building, shared by both parties, a short walk from their congressional offices. Some of our committee leaders only convene their committees if they know there will be media interest, or if they have a chance to make political points with their bases, irregardless of whether the issue in question has real value to the entire nation or not.^As long as our cannibalistic legislators care more about their job security, their future positions as lobbyists or corporate executives, and/or their party’s dominance than they do their Nation, the American people, and the Constitution we will not see the civility needed to conduct bipartisan legislation and we will continue to see a deterioration in the respect the American people have for their gov’t. You cannot build bridges by shoving legislation down your opponents’ throats with arrogance and hubris. It must be done with respect, and civility.It’s a good cartoon and shows well how conservative felt Ms. Pelosi treated them when she had her brief majority. It is too bad Congress lacks the intelligence/will to learn from the mistakes of history.Respectfully,C.