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From the Boston Globe:

Democrats made huge gains in the mid term elections for a variety of factors — an unpopular war in Iraq, congressional scandals, frustration with Bush’s style of leadership.

But the victory had its roots in that early and successful battle against Social Security reform, which gave Democrats crucial unity and momentum at a time when many pundits were predicting a permanent Republican majority, according to party strategists and veteran Democratic lawmakers.

Longtime TPM readers might get a chuckle out of seeing what once was a much-debated Democratic strategy deemed risky now portrayed as stroke of brilliance because, of course, you heard that strategy extolled here at TPM very early and very often.

For those readers who have discovered TPM since the Social Security battle of early 2005 and have never heard of the Fainthearted Faction, you missed some good times, but better late than never.

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