It's not easy being "fired up" when we're feeling left out and betrayed. We worked VERY hard to get Obama and other Dems elected. And instead of delivering the CHANGE we HOPED for, they've been giving us compromises and political calculations that seem a lot like the same policies we worked so hard to end.
If Obama and the Democratic SUPERMAJORITY had delivered some PROGRESSIVE and LIBERAL changes, the base of the Democratic Party would be FIRED UP. I'd be fired up. Instead, we're feeling left out, ignored, and betrayed. I hope this loss in MA will be a major wakeup call.
Of course, Republicans and mass media will claim Dems need to be more "centrist" to gain independents. But the truth is, Obama won because he got the LIBERALS in this country to stand up and take action. Yes, WE did. And we still can, if we're fired up.