In the Olympic Hockey movie, "Miracle", head coach Herb Brooks has a scene where he works his players hard after a game. Sprint after sprint (he called them "Herbies"). And after every sprint he asks an individual player "Who do you play for?". Each player in succession answers with the name of his college. After each answer the workout continues. Players are exhausted, reaching their limits.
Then finally Mike Eruzione, instead of answering with the name of his college, answers "I play for the United States of America". The workout ended, Coach Brooks had made his point. The players were not from individual schools, they now played for the United States. They were a team.
I wonder when and if those in Congress will ever stand up and say "I am from the United States of America", instead of saying which party they are from, and mean it. Enough "platitudes', get to work for the United States. Don't work for the Corporations, not the special interest groups, not your party, stop the party line votes, get to work for the United States.
You may disagree on issues, there may be two party lines, but there is only one country that you work for, the United States of America. Start acting like you know that and mean it.