It’s become one of my personal political axioms that you can tell who won and who lost a political battle in America by the statements of the two sides. The people who lost are the ones who declare victory. The people who won are the ones who say "The battle still continues. Keep sending those contributions."
Unfortunately, this article depends on graphics. The full article is at my blog, Slobber And Spittle. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The title, incidentally, is a bit of dialogue from an early episode of Stargate SG-1, in which technologically advanced aliens are advancing on Earth, and one clueless soul is glad they’re so close because he can fire ICBMs at them.