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The Spirit of Compromise

If you are a progressive depressed by the concessions made on appropriations by the White House and congressional Democrats late last week, maybe it will help to read this assessment from the very influential conservative blogger Erick Erickson:

The most depressing bit of all of this is how quickly conservative pundits who promised they were to going to throw off the shackles of fidelity to the Republican Party after Bush and become again true conservative warriors for freedom have descended, automaton like, into guttural cheerleading for a Republican Party that just went from $100 billion in promised cuts to a third of that in actual cuts while selling out the unborn for roughly $1000 per murdered child assuming reports are true that they got the Democrats to increase cuts $1 billion in exchange for dropping the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Actually, I’d encourage a careful reading of this and similar posts by anyone who is under the illusion that a compromise over abortion policy is ever a lively possibility.

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