I notice Pete didn't use the word Democrat or Republican. He refers to politics and policies. He says that "politics is no longer a viable avenue to change things around"
You on the other hand do refer to Republicans as if they somehow are not part of the problem.
If they aren't part of the problem then explain how much better things ran regarding peace, the economy, deficit spending, Homeland Security, transparency in govt,immigration reform, crony capitalism, respect for citizens privacy & the 4th Am etc when they controlled things from 2001-2007.
"To become competent in governing others, we must first learn to govern ourselves"