Unfortunately, I hardly am sanguine that replacing BushCo with Democrats is going to change much at all. Why? I have been disagreeing with my friend Susan Orr about this matter pretty consistently. I do not think the Dems are at all progressive. Indeed, some (e.g., Hilary) are right-of-center on matters of foreign policy and the economy. As a current 'for instance,' I am hardly surprised about the fact that Democratic leaders in Congress apparently failed to speak up when briefed on the CIA torture* techniques. Yes, we've had enough. I only wish the Democrats represented something like a progressive alternative.
* And for those who want to talk about "aggressive" or "harsh" interrogation techniques, let's please just cut the crap. If you want to endorse torture do so. Stop waffling, ~ waterboarding is torture  .