As to the Democrats, despite their being more or less on the side of democratic legitimacy in this case, they too are a party of oligarchy and the increasingly undemocratic status quo. Just as the northern Whigs became the nucleus for a new, firmly anti-slavery party in the 1850's (ironically that party was the Republican Party!) so to, the progressive Democrats can become the nucleus of a new 21st century Progressive Party. This party would have very strong Green factions within it. For this to occur, the Democratic Party must also move into extinction.
We are facing existential challenges in the 21st century: climate, energy, economics, and more. We can either rise to those challenges as a united nation with a political system, based upon government of, for and by the people, or we can fall to ruin before them, becoming along the way down an ever more oppressive and feudal failed state.
The false "gods" of our political system--elite rule, placing ourselves outside of and above nature, unsustainable economics and energy production--must now die an eternal death if there is to be a future. Rather than waiting patiently for someone else to do something, each of us must act in our own way, within our own lives, to bring about the hopeful, open-ended future.
Otherwise, may God be merciful to us, for the whirlwind of oppression, unsustainability, and collapse shall be speedily upon us.
One observation is ABSOLUTELY certain, I believe: the near to medium term future will be unrecognizably different from our present. Fundamental change is upon us. We must decide between change that leads to empowerment for all and sustainability, or change that leads to neo-feudalism and then collapse. To do nothing is to decide in favor of the latter option. ACT!