A headline from a Capitol Hill newspaper declared that our current Congress could be the "worst ever." Another said negotiating political agreements is a "lost art." The whole country knows something is wrong with our government. It's time it's shown how to fix it, at least the U.S. Senate.
This family drama suggests that things are are not getting "better" for the GOP, the way activists promise LGBT teens it will get better for them. In fact, the new generation of the Cheney family suggests the GOP is evolving into something scarier.
There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.