I think another four years of "stirring the pot" was crucial to Trump and co.'s success. The right-wing media managed to really get that accomplished quite well. In fact, that's pretty much all that the GOP has done, unless we're counting "fuck over their constituents so badly that the over-correction may destroy us all".
Edit: Liberals are but the lesser of two evils at this moment in history, and there as many (effective) options. One of our founding fathers warned us against it, I forget who. Not very respectful of me. Nor is not even going to Google right now. And certainly not then loosely guessing Hamilton and going back to coding.