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  •  Well, it's not that simple. We've let "our" (3+ / 0-)
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    politicians concede inch after inch (See:Hillary Rodham Clinton and the "Conscience Clause.") and then everyone's surprised when miles have disappeared. Why did we concede so much and expect it not to get worse? We let extremists change the goal posts. That has consequences, and the extremists made it clear it would. That was their self-proclaimed strategy, and we ignored it.

    I don't mean specifically you and I when I say "we." I mean in a larger sense as Dems. What does it mean when, the day after the Stupak Amendment gets inserted, I get a mass email from PP's Cecile Richards congratulating Obama on his efforts for women's health care?

    You're not wrong, of course, to say they're winning, and we're losing. But I'm asking why we didn't bother to fight for so long?

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