I am a Libertarian that leans Conservative and I read articles from both side of the political divide. I would very much like to continue to read Think Progress and your blogs — but this is beyond reasonable discussion.
I can make this simple. The other side is in power now and for the first time in a generation — they are using that leverage. Obama did that during his tenure and this is the result.
The more you put your head in the sand and just claim victim — the more firm the right will become. If you to affect change — you will need to reach out and try to compromise. Then all is in the court of the left. Offer compromise and I think you will (eventually) be met with compromise. Anything else will just further the resolve and (from your perspective) increase the damage.