diberry - 4:02 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
Webcentric, I suspect that it will keep going like this for the rest of this Congressional term. In 2014, the Republicans will likely lose control of the House, and then in 2015 it will be Democrats controlling all of Congress so they will be able to pass most of what they want, whatever that may be.
This is my attempt at a realistic assessment based on polling data. My personal hope would be to have two strong parties, both leaning toward the center (where most Americans seem to be) and negotiating bi-partisan legislation. But I have a lot of hopes I don't expect to ever see realized. ;)