We have to "clean House". Literally. Get control back of the House and take back our states from the crazies.
Liberals and progressives ARE the "silent majority" and most don't live life in a perpetual angry state like rethugs. Thus the impetus to use the vote as a way to attack others and impose extremist views rather than to promote responsible governance, is not in our nature, and thus we tend to sit home and go about our lives, and the loons win. We can't do that. We have to be participatory in our governance.