A report on the new members of the House of Representatives suggests that the war within may blind members to the need for governance.
... Seven Democrats and two Republicans [are] returning to the House after previously losing reelection battles or retiring from office. It’s the highest number of former members to return at the same time in modern history, according to political aides and congressional researchers.
In interviews, many of the newly elected members said they eagerly sought a return to Washington in order to block the tea party’s rise and for a second chance at finishing what they started. ...WaPo
The Republican party, losing support and falling back on voter suppression to win any kind of power, has used gerrymandering as part of their strategy. In the election just past, the popular vote gave us a Democratic House. But not the gerrymandered results. It leaves us with a House at war with a faction of radicals and no time to work for America.