I'm going to suggest that instead of turning this into yet another thread where everyone digs in their heels and makes openly disparaging remarks about "the other side" we take a cue from the video of my OP and use this as a place to talk about some of the extraordinary (and perhaps unexpected) humanity demonstrated by people in politics or government.
For instance, I was readily impressed by Governor Christie's statements on FOX News. I've been confused why the media has made such a big deal out of his thanks and praise to President Obama for the latter's efforts post-Sandy, but his candor and clear frustration with partisan politics in that FOX interview was a breath of fresh air.
Simple things like that, to me, do a lot to dissolve the partisan bickering. There are things far more important in the governance of our country.