"I don't know if they will get a clue, but I know I have been more active politically then during my whole life. It's encouraging to see people take to the streets to let their elected officials know what they think"
I also became more involved politically then I've been since 1992 (42 years old). This election cycle started a debate and fueled political involvement. I think that is the real threat to the status quo. I like to see people organizing, protesting and getting involved, even if I do not always agree with their politics. Political involvement begets political involvement on all sides of a issue.
People are paying attention now, which all around may have been the single largest fatal strategic miscalculation by our politicians.