It would be nice if there were a third(fourth? fifth?) party to come up and slap both of these entities upside of their heads. Sadly, the only thing the Dems and Reps can agree upon is that no other parties will be allowed to be part of the debate. It creates an oligarchy divided against itself and while the pettiness grows, our infrastructure and people suffer.It is incumbent upon us, the voter, to expand the issues on which we vote so that we elect people who will act on the issues that we, “The People”, agree upon and on which, the elected will compromise and take actions. It may also be incumbent upon us to set an example of civility and respect from which the elected might draw an example.Sincerely,C.