Have we become a vetocracy where the goal of politicians is to block everything the other side wants? I believe, unbeknownst to him, that Tom Friedman has added another reason why we need a no-party system. You can check out his column posted in The New York Times today.
How about a system where candidates run as independents and political parties are reduced to the status of a super PAC? They can run ads supporting who they want; lobby candidates, politicians, and policymakers; and not find themselves under the control of any candidate or elected official.
The political football game creates gridlock and a government seen less and less as an instrument for solving our social policy problems.