It drives one point home: elected officials have no interest in their constituents other than garnering their votes. Once safely in office, they cite the atmosphere in Washington as the reason progress is not being made on a variety of issues. Republicans blame Democrats, and Democrats blame Republicans.
However, one fact cannot be disproven: Washington has never been as ineffectual as they are now, ever since the right-wing took over the house.
God forbid we elect another one of them to take over the biggest job in the land.