Governance means to direct the making and administration of public policy for the good of a nation and its citizens. In a government with a two-party system it is crucial for each side to compromise and find agreement through communication and mutual acceptance of terms that often involves slight variations from each party’s original goal. The Founding Fathers intended for the new American government to function on compromise to represent and serve the people, and the process worked fairly well for nearly 233 years until Americans elected an African American President. Republicans met in private on Inauguration night 2009 and plotted to stop governance even if the new President proposed legislation they advocated, and for two years they opposed any and every attempt by the new President to govern and save the economy regardless the dire consequences to the people.
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