Well, the thing about it is that I don't think either party is doing what we want them to do anymore, which is to be a part of a government that actually works for us and not for their party. While I think the republicans are far worse at it than the dems are, I don't think either group is overly willing to hear what the other side has to say. I think if the republicans get into power, the dems would return the favor stonewalling everything they wanted to do as well; just out of spite.
I have not bought into the idea that all republican ideas are bad or that all democratic ideas are bad. I think good ideas can come from anyone, and I want to believe that if our representatives are allowed to vote for what they actually think would be good, everything would turn out fine. It's just not like that though.
BTW, I live in South Carolina. This state is so screwed up with republican, right wing bull shit that it would take an act of God to straighten it out. Unfortunately, we all know what the odds of that happening are.