Overcoming seemingly permanent Leftwing quagmires then and now is the topic explored by former Reagan official Jeffrey Lord in the American Spectator:

Is this battle to get rid of Obamacare winnable?

Absolutely.

The battle to end the Vietnam War was won, its consequences, as noted, another story.

The battle to end segregation and win voting rights for black Americans was won. The old liberal segregationist choke-hold was broken for the good.

Lesson?

These kinds of battles can in fact be won. They have been won.

It can be done. It has been done.

Using the Three Cā€™s of modern American politics.

Civil Disobedience, the Culture ā€” and last but never least ā€” the Congress.

Read the whole thing.