Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Bernie Sanders
Notice anything interesting about this group? Here, I'll help: they are all unapologetic progressive Democrats/Independents and they just won Senate seats by large margins.
Now look at this group:
Notice that these two right-wing Republicans just lost Senate seats in conservative states.
Turn off your televisions and ignore the mainstream media until they notice this too.
We've heard vastly more than necessary about right-wing Tea Party candidates and much less than we should have about progressive Democrats. Until that changes, we should do our best to ignore the mainstream news.