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The Democrats' always-duck-your-head-and-apologize-for-existing approach to partisan politics

Charlie Pierce has a good summary of the neoliberal evolution of the Democratic Party, though the post tile is a bit sensationalist, The Great Surrendering: How Cabal Became Our Politics Esquire Politics Blog 04/26/2012.Referring to Obama's recent Esquire interview in which the President includes yet another statement of hope that some Republicans will see that he represents sweet reason, Pierce comments, "Because they can't look honestly at what they've done to themselves, the Democrats generally engage in semi-annual unicorn hunts in which they go off in search of reasonable Republicans with whom they can deal.
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