I am less concerned with blame. I think it's more of the captain goes down with the ship thinking. I just feel like they should at least be there fighting the good fight. Oh and maybe we should give them just max unemployment until a deal is reached. Since it doesn't feel like they are meeting the requirements of their employment :-)
Unfortunately, they are all bought and paid for before they enter office. Campaign finance reform? The amount of money spent in the last election has a lot better uses then the current load of dead weight.