My fond hope is that there are more of us than them and that we get off our butts and actually vote. This is a hard thing to get done but it has happened in the past. The problem is that, regardless of party in power, the party in power usually simply goes to far. The reaction is always the same - get rid of the ones in power and vote in the the other side. The problem, demonstrated with the jackass, is that nobody seems to actually care who, or what the other side is - just get rid of the offending group of idiots.
I am not sure what the answer is but just getting rid of, and replacing with maybe better doesn't seem to be a really better solution to the problem?