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I'm pretty late to the party, but I think I've caught on.
Republicans win by using, against us, the fact that we care about people, even them.
Because, let's face it, it's pretty obvious that they don't really give a damn about fetus'.
And they can't really care who gets married.
But they know we do. One of our greatest strengths, is a highly effective weapon for them.
While they are lying and cheating and stealing all we have, they toy with the things that they know we hold dear. Because they know we must defend them, fight for them. Because that is who we are.
And that makes it easier for them to ruin the things we are trying to accomplish for everyone, even them. And because we are good people who want good things, we feel bad when we fail.
Even when the deck is stacked against us, and they tell us it's all our fault.