I know it's beside the point now, but for the sake of the external hard drive I wanted to highlight Paul Ryan's cogent arguments in favor of the tax deal. The first half is a pro-freedom argument for the Left. But the second half is what interests me. DeMint, Krauthammer, Limbaugh, Palin et al just got it plain wrong. Surprisingly, they seem to make the same mistake pro-lifers do when they go for all or nothing instead of understanding that votes are steps along the way in an argument and you always want to be advancing your cause.

Curtsy to Jennifer Rubin. If you don't feel like watching, you can read the arguments at her place.