Yeah I haven't watched it since a few episodes into the second season. From what I heard, I got out just in time.
Part of what made me lose interest, in terms of writing quality, was that they spent the entire first seaosn building up an attaction between James and Kara, had them finally get together at the end, and then *poof* season 2 drops that subplot like a hot potato. It's like they realized they'd written themselves into a corner by putting these two characters together and had nowhere else to go, so they just undid it. They should have either built it up longer, or not done it at all then.
I got out before the political pandering got bad, so I have no comment on that here.
"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."