The nation as a whole would have benefited had Boehnor, Pelosi, Reid, and McConnall ALL stepped down from their leadership positions to let younger and more open minds to lead the parties out of the pit in which our Congress has fallen. Of the four, only Boehnor showed any willingness to work with the President, but that faded as soon as he talked to his hard right conservatives in the House. As I look at the improvements in the stock market, the housing market, the job market, and in other places, I can only wonder where our nation would be if the parties had actually worked together to help our nation and to give the President’s plan a chance to work. Dems were arrogant and Reps were obstructionist and the President failed to push either party until just recently, but the scandals have shut down that effort. I miss the illusion that we are an united people. There was always bad things going on, but it seemed as if we were working our way out of it. But the reverse is true. Too many of our people have become mean spirited, rude, and hateful in words and even in deeds. People kill over words with which they disagree. So many threats to our nation and our world, and all we can do is be mean to each other.Why?Dispiritedly,C.