After 8 years of arrogant occupation by a small group of insiders, being subjected to constant talking points, scripted words and staged media appearances, drunk on power and empire and "America only" fake patriotism, stereotyping and other drugs and alcohol - addicted syndromes - it is taking much longer than 1 1/2 years to dry out. It will take at least 4, if not 8 years to dry out and recover.
You will not see any realistic cooperation and consensus in the US until maybe 2012.
The Party of NO is weighted down with a huge hangover, and they don't even know yet to take one day at a time to even begin to sober up.
Some things never change. For the other things, change is possible, 1 day at a time....