Somewhere in the middle (does that still exist?)
In the old days, politicians used a concept called compromise.
You didn't get everything you wanted, but most tended to get at least a combo of good and bad. Add a little pork, and just the right number of representatives could be convinced of the greater good.
Unfortunately, now I prefer more pork barrel government. You seemingly can't get 536 modern day ego's working collectively without it.
The growing ultra orthodox party-religions of Republican and Democrat no longer want to share the same country. But everybody needs to eat, so throw out some pork barrels (and I guess the "vegan" alternative) and lets get something done.