I appreciate your perspective, even though I do not agree with it. The question this present article raises in my mind is the danger of being co-opted by someone on the opposite side of the aisle. Hitler was a master of party alliance jujitsu, as when Von Papen took him into the cabinet seeking to use him, but ended up being used by the Fuhrer. The pragmatic approach you advocate could take you down a blind ally, it seems to me. Betray me, okay, but betray the cause, the values I seek to serve, that I would find unthinkable, and the thing least to be risked in activism/politics.