I still retain hope, it would seem there are plenty of people who are fed up with the status quo, as evidenced by the tea party movement. While I don't think that you and I agree on this one at least there are some, maybe even many, that are going beyond appearances and party politics. Hopefully that bodes well for all of us. It would seem our only chance at this point.Sure you and I know that there aren't "teams" but that's a reason I dislike the mainstream media so much be it FOX, CNN, or MSNBC, they all continue to perpetuate the two party setup even though more than ever, people should be cooperating to prevent shit like this from happening. However, many Americans remain joyful in their bliss and wouldn't have it any other way because their way is easier as it requires less thinking. They watch political commentary like they do the weather, they just want to know who to hate, love and argue about that week.