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You can blame whoever you want but both parties had a hand in this situation (though I personally would place more of the blame on the GOP for refusing to compromise for literally years under Obama). It’s only going to get worse and more partisan over the next several decades. So it’s not wrong to say that “both sides had a hand in it” but it is ignoring the fact that Dia De Los Muertos Girl Funny Day Of The Dead Hanging Skulls Girl Shirt Republicans are far more likely to flout rules and norms for political gain. They have been doing this very publicly since the 90s. They push the constitutional envelope more often and to a greater extent than Democrats.