If your neighbor's mean-ass pit bull comes into your yard and bites you, you don't get mad at your own dog for not protecting you. First order of business is to get rid of the god-damned pit bull. After all, he's the one that's really responsible for your wounds. Once that's done, then you can worry about giving your own sorry pooch some watch-dog training.
Time was a lot of activists would have simply thrown up their hands and gone away when Democrats did things like roll over on the "We Love Torture" bill.
Things like this just make us work harder.