In the mid-term 2010 elections the power in congress shifted to the far right- with both the tea party extremists and the christian right gaining power. And the republican party chose to acquiese to them.
And rather then do what politicians have done for centuries- compromise, they have taken the road of insisting that they, and only they are right. No other opinion or experience matters.
And no matter the effect on the american population- they have stood firm. Obama, the democrats, and the liberal or even centrist republicans have no say. Our way or the highway.
This is not democracy- it is a dictatorship, a treasonous coup- using the average american as pawns.
We now live in a world where a president was tried for lying about a question he should never have been asked (getting a blow job). So when will we try these right wing obstructionists for treason? For blocking every attempt to help US- because of their minority view?