Yes, with a cozy, as in real life, there are problems that need to be solved (usually a dead body on a floor), but in cozy mysteries, people solve them with the utmost of decorum and respect for each other (well, most of the time). In cozies, there certainly isn't all the name-calling and swearing that I'm seeing so much of this political season. Don't get me wrong, I love our system of government and I'm super proud to be an American, but I long for earlier days when people respected each other's political views and families could actually discuss politics over the dinner table without killing each other.
I guess I envision Congress working together much as in one of those final scenes in an Agatha Christie novel, where the detective (maybe the Speaker of the House or the President of the Senate) would guide the Representatives and Senators together through a process of elimination as they discussed each possible bill (suspect?), considering the merits of each, until finally reaching the undeniable conclusion of the best solution for the country (the guilty party?). I like cooperatation; I like it a lot better than winning. And when winning is your only goal, much like that in many modern day thrillers, then we all lose. Wouldn't we all be better off if our goal was to deduce problems and all come to agree on the best solution? Just like what happens in most cozy mysteries?