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Instead of complaining, activists should be celebrating. Efforts to light a fire under the Democrats have paid off, and will continue to pay off in the coming months. Failure can in fact double the heat, as can coming close but falling short of reaching political goals.  https://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/955891383302328322 
2. There was virtually no precedent for Dems doing same, and in the absence of that, it's at least bizarre activists expected from Dems more than they ever delivered. What those groups don't appear to get is they achieved what can't be undone: a party willing to go to the wall.
1. That Democrats went this far at all is frankly astounding. Government shutdowns are something Republicans do, something we have come to expect over three decades from a party that abandoned the solemn duty to govern responsibly.  https://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/955891383302328322 
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