The Massachusetts upset shows that voters will reject Democrats, just as they previously rejected Bush Republicans, when the party shows itself to be answering to corporate "donors" rather than to voters.
Washinton D.C. is hopeless, owned by the banks, the healthcare lobby and the military-industrial complex. Time to give up on it, and turn to the state level to get two big things done closer to home:
1. Start a state owned bank. Deposit all state money in it, quit sending any state money to Wall Street. Following the example of the very successful state-owned bank in conservative North Dakota, enhance the local economy, partnering with local private banks to provide credit needed by businesses and people within the state
2. Establish a single-payer health insurance system within the state. Quit wasting huge amounts of money by sending it out of state for the big 45% markups private insurers charge, on top of the actual cost of healthcare. The savings from not paying those zero-value markups will allow the state to provide coverage far better than Medicare for everyone residing in the state, at a lower cost than the current total healthcare bill in the state.
Demand of all elected officials and candidates that they support these two steps for using local money to support the local economy, rather than wastefully sending it off to Wall Street and the health insurance companies.