The warring factions: To say the houses of Westeros have their quarrels would be putting it lightly. The Lannisters and the Baratheons, the Boltons and the Martells, the Starks and the Targaryens — they’re all vying for power, making deals to get what they want, often at the expense of their people and sometimes even their lives. Sometimes they’ll band together to get something done, but usually they’ll just bicker and try to kill each other.
That sure does sound a lot like the clashes between the Democrats and Republicans. Though the two parties — and their various offshoots and caucuses — may say they’re trying to work together, there’s very little that gets done with, and what does happen leads to fairly minimal change.