After 9/11, member of Congress promised that the country would see an united effort to fight our enemy and to secure the homeland. And we did. Whether you like President George W Bush or not, we were never attacked again after 9/11. However, the unity and hope of the day after 9/11 did not last long.
CNN's post here sort of chronicle what happen after. Both the Democrats and the Republicans soon fought pitched battles on security issues and about the wars that would be fought.
I'm telling you, I really don't like the two parties that purport to represent our views. it isn't about ideals that the two parties fight over as they claim. It's the political gamesmanship that the two are fight over.