I once read that the reason dysfunctional couples stay together is because the dysfunction itself becomes addictive. If that’s the case then Democrats and Republicans will probably be together forever. Recently Bill Moyers of PBS sat down with Mike Lofgren, a long-time Republican, for one of the most fascinating interviews explaining Washington’s political paralysis that I have ever seen. In less than 20 minutes, Lofgren — a long-time Republican who eventually abandoned his party and went Independent — explains how Republicans have become overly obsessed with obstructing President Obama, and the Democrats suffer from political complacency. If you love the crystal clear analysis that Lofgren gives of Washington’s dynamics, then you will definitely love his brand new book The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted which you can get on Amazon.