CNN (http://www.cnn.com/) currently has a poll up for whether the current gridlock in Washington is Partisanship or Principles. The overwhelming majority of voters seem to think it is Partisanship which is causing the problem. It is more complicated than that. It is partisanship based on principles and a dilemma. The principles of the Democratic Party are so out of touch with the current reality of the world that it creates a partisanship that mires the whole country in a morass of well-intentioned programs that can not work and can no longer be sustained. The dilemma comes in the form of the reality that if a Democratic or Republican Congressman WANTS to find the workable middle ground he or she faces ostracization by his Party for not being “loyal”.