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  •  Progress does not require Legislative Achievement (3+ / 0-)
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    Armando, a gilas girl, Mark Mywurtz

    I get so tired of almost everyone measuring political progress by legislation.

    You can GAIN POLITICAL GROUND in a legislative defeat. You just have to be firm and require the opponent to pay a political price for the win.

    For decades, Democrats have failed to exact a political price from losses to the GOP which has had its way largely for free.

    What is heartening to me is to see a DEM party beginning to demand a price. For example, we may not get gun control right now. But the GOP will pay dearly for delaying the inevitable.

    Make your opponent pay a price and you gain political and ideological ground!

    "I'm a dweller on the threshold ..."

    by thresholder on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:49:44 PM PST

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