I think the clashes between parties and branches of government can lead to change in our government. The only way this will happen is if citizens get involved and let our elected officials know they have had enough. Political parties and branches of government are expected to work together to meet the needs of the country. Today the parties are concentrating to some extent on their political needs and policies.
It is true that individuals in both major political parties are working toward changing the culture in Washington but there are not enough individuals currently elected to make the change happen. Some currently elected officials have not understood the message sent to Congress in the last election and they may well feel the message even harder in the upcoming election.