Sometimes I think the problem isn't so much with Congress' inability to stop fighting long enough to get anything done as it is with people's incredibly unrealistic expectations…
Two-thirds of Americans believe that politicians will act like "spoiled children" during negotiations on the fiscal cliff, while only 28 percent think elected officials can be counted on to behave as "responsible adults," according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.
About a quarter of those polled are expecting their elected officials to act like grown up people. That's shocking.
Are those same 28 percent also expecting Santa Claus to deliver an entirely new legislative body?
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