One way congress keeps moving is through friendships and the desire to be re-elected, if you know you're out in two terms, why not grandstand, that being said it's still important to keep the politicians fresh and not let them start young and die old still a congressman (unless they are awesome), so seniority which encourages constituents to keep elected then same old tired politician for fear of losing all their good committee positions. If that wasn't as big of burden on a district, we wouldn't shy about kicking someone out fast if they do something dumb. I think we should start there. The best political stories told in documentaries is when an old democrat and republican that have bickered for years has enough mutual respect that they pass a bill. We will polarize congress and deadlock bills if politicians don't have long term plans, and only care about one or two sessions.