Yet, those accomplishments are clouded by the inflammatory rhetoric, finger pointing, and name calling coming from both sides of the aisle in Congress. No party is innocent, and there is enough blame to spread all around. It’s time for the American people to rise up and remind Washington that we are a people united in treating others with common respect and decency, compassion, kindness and love for all people. Just look at the outpouring of loving concern by Americans regardless of political parties, beliefs and opinions in the aftermath of our hurricanes, tragedies and mass murders. That’s who we really are — not what we’re seeing on TV or listening to on the radio — and we demand that our politicians behave the same!