I am not even sure where to begin with this. But republican/democrat/tea/etc doesn't matter when neither side seems wholly connected to the real world. Nor was it brought up, save in a reference to time as opposed to party.
When you're done taking cheap stabs at someone whose party you don't actually know (hint: independent, and I lean heavy voting to Democrat), I'll take a legitimate answer to the question.
While we're here, if you're not an American, get out of biting at our politics. Being such a huge consumer/service state and not an industrial/manufacturing state means a whole lot of bad news for the world if we collapse. I do honestly believe that the world can survive the financial collapse of this country - but, as the saying goes, "When America sneezes, the world catches the flu." I apologize for any country either truly suffering for our politicians' collective stupidity, or else truly blind enough to not view it as a worldly issue and not just a USA thing.
Enough. When you're done being divisional and ready to try to fix things or answer the simple "so, where to from here?", talk back. I am one person in a sea of many; even a proactive political activist can only do so much where I am right now. Unlike your implications, I am trying, but worried where this leads right now and not able to wade through the wash of bureaucratic crap.