The GOP politicians are exactly like the Dem politicians: Interested solely in furthering their own personal career aims, which is most easily accomplished through demagoguery. The last thing they care about is a complete and honest airing of all the ramifications of our foreign policy choices. Grandstanding, pursued through gotcha-style questions and 15-second soundbite-friendly, vastly oversimplified statements that consist primarily of ridiculous platitudes, is their preferred method of "debate."
Politicians are essentially the scum of the earth. I put them one or two notches below Amway and timeshare sales people, Bureaucrats are their henchmen. If we want to live as free people, our only chance is to reduce their power.