Re: The Longest Thread Ever v28
I will add that I don't really give the Canadian Government a true pass on it either - there is a tonne of partisanship in our system, too. We even have a Senate (which in our system is a group of individuals who are chosen by the ruling Government to serve pretty much as long as they want and whose job is to sit on money wasting committees and ratify things the House of Commons want passed... which if you fill the Senate with Conservatives and another party gains power could be pretty awful. Needs to be scrapped). But the power is wielded by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to set an agenda and have it approved by the House. If the party has a majority, things are passed pretty quickly. In a Minority, they have to gain votes or be defeated. With four parties (OK, five) there, they need to find consensus.
It still breaks down to some nasty partisanship (the current Conservative government has been one of the worst in a long long while) but at times, there is a need to work together and they do. There really isn't this four years regardless system.
It's amazing to me that, unlike in the real world, people on the internet will wear "everyone thinks I'm a moron" as a badge of honour.