Hey all. I like to consider myself extremely politically minded and since there is no politics thread, I figured I'd take the liberty to start one. You don't have to follow where I start; I encourage anyone and everyone to bring up any topic they wish from abortion/same sex marriage to fiscal policy. Shall we begin with reflection on the impotent congress and the debt ceiling debacle? I have feelings that it is more the fault of some than others (cough cough, tea party) but the big lesson to take home from this is that, at this point, if you don't vote out every single incumbent congressman you're part of the problem for allowing this country-destroying partisan shit show to continue. Discuss!