It has happened to other countries. And, without a total cleaning out of what has really become a "lame-duck" congress, there will never be anything better to hope, and vote for. I have written Senators, and Congressmen, and , no answers, ever. Oh, you get their "monthly report", telling you of all their wonderful accomplishments. But, in the end, it's nothing.
One thing I read really scared me. It said to give Obamasan another four years, and he'll end the law limiting him to just two terms. Now, that's scary.