If you put a republican and democrat official in a room together within 5 minutes they would come out and for 3 weeks tell you how it is impossible for them to work together. If you put a union and non-union coal miner on a section together, before the shift was over they would find a way to mine tons of coal. Our national officials compete to see who can make the other look like the bad guy in a stalled system. Coal miners compete from shift to shift to see who can produce the most coal and who has the least down time. Our leaders will hold summits to see how they can outwit the other side and push their agenda.