k, the health care thing (zaraki, i'm talkin to everyone, but pointing at you for mentioning canada). canada's health care put's yours to shame. It works fantastic, and in a poll throughout canada rating who the greatest canadian ever was, they voted for tommy douglas, the guy who started our health care system. you guys have a long way to go on that issue, let me tell you that.
second, if you think politicians are scum, and you haven't seen this, check out this movie:
conspiracy nuttery aside, it deserves a watch. And while it does faulter in many areas, and warrant serious questioning (which is exactly what they want you to do in the end) overall it bares amazing and astonishing fact. could totally make up it's own thread.
last, I'd say you're not looking at a republican win. Your government follows a pattern starting approximately around the turn of the last century. I could elaborate, but that said, you're due for a democrat.
ps. your idiots are way more fun to watch then ours.