If partisanship had a face, I would slap it right now.
I think that We, The People are quite sick of the games on Capitol Hill - or at least the majority of us. Anyone left who wants to use this deadline for political posturing needs to be locked up. Or made to do hard labor cleaning soiled diapers for a month.
The idiots seem to have forgotten that it's not all about them. They are representatives of those who elected them and they need to quit running to the far extremes based on party 'ideals'.
The point of having two parties is so we don't go too far in either direction. Each party has their good points. Each party has their bad points.
Other than being upset about the fact that we're even in this position, I'm really ticked at House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and President Barack Obama. I don't blame only those three for the mess we're in right now, but as some of the (if not THE) major leaders, they are setting terrible examples.
They've made statements calling for bi-partisan behavior and action. However, when it comes to the debates, the talks, and the passage of bills to solve the problem before the deadline (a.k.a. the action), they pound on their collective chests and reject any offer the other member makes - then have the audacity to claim it's the other side that won't relent.
Elected officials seem to only start behaving themselves when re-election time starts to draw near. Like children at Christmas...
It seems every time someone comes up with a solution - regardless of how partisan or bi-partisan it is - someone else slaps it down.
I don't care what party you affiliate yourself with, the time for compromise is now. There are going to be some things in every bill that someone doesn't like - suck it up. That's life, you take the good with the bad. Compromise equates stability for us at the moment. I suggest everyone on Capitol Hill get that particular clue.