Unlock yourselves from voting the "party"..in fact independant will yield the very best chance of a change in the business as usual. Most political influence is bought by the same money source going to both sides to ensure the desired outcome ....d or r by the name is irrelevant.
If you want change get out of the false left-right paradigm must of you are in and vote for independant candidates. Only then will you see real change.
I totally agree with the D or R by the name. As a matter of fact, I think the extreme sides of both Democrats AND Republicans are wrong. I think I tend to lean more to the Republican side though. I want as little government as possible in my life.
I also agree that if people keep doing what they're doing, they'll keep getting what they're getting!!! If you want change, vote different.