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A lot of people are pissed off that we lost the vote on cloture, clearing the way for Judge Alito to sit on the Supreme Court, but I think those of us who look at the world through non-rose colored glasses understood what an uphill battle it was. In the movie Chicago
, lawyer Billy Flynn explained that the case is usually won or lost before the trial even begins, and I think this was just one of those instances. I'm not happy we lost this fight, but I was happy to see the Democratic leadership respond to the growing influence of those of us on the net. We may have lost, but we went down fighting. That may not seem like much but it's as good as we could have hoped for under the circumstances.
Instead of hanging our heads, we should hold them high. We're standing up for what's right and we're giving the party of Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Kennedy a badly needed kick in the ass. No pun intended. Since we live in an age where everything seems to happen in an instant, we don't always recognize the fact that some things just take time. We get our hopes up over big battles where we face impossible odds and when we lose we think the end of the world is near. But even though a battle is lost the war is far from over. We're only the beginning of a vast movement, and even if we had won yesterday there would still be a lot left to do. So be proud of yourselves and keep on fighting. Our day is coming.
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