Not cooperating is a tea party tenet
The tea party has repeatedly made an effort to not fund almost anything except continued action in Afghanistan or repeated votes to abolish the Affordable Care Act. Both sides need to work together, both sides may have good ideas and both sides will not always get what they want. Our own state had produced many great politicians who worked with the other party in helping citizens of this state and the country. Former governor and Sen. Dan Evans, Sen. Slade Gorton, Sen. Patty Murray, Congressman Joel Pritchard, congressman and Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson. All these people didn't stop being Democrats or Republicans, but they worked together to find solutions. I do not see that with the tea party. Political purity and ideology only go so far.