The United States government's only hope of overcoming this divide is to inspire Congress to see past party lines, stop bickering, and compromise to do what's best for the country.
The best, most succinct piece of literature I have ever encountered on the subject is Dr. Seuss' short story "The Zax", featured in the book The Sneetches and Other Stories. In it, a North-Going Zax and a South-Going Zax bump into one another. Each Zax refuses to get out of the other's way and both are hopelessly stuck in the same spot forever. Sound familiar?
I hope to try to remind our politicians of the importance of putting pride aside to compromise and do what's best for everyone by mailing every U.S. Senator a copy of The Sneetches and Other Stories.
If I receive enough funding, I will also send a copy to each member of the House of Representatives.
Note: I am not affiliated with the Dr. Seuss Foundation.