Sometimes the situation looks dire. On same-sex “marriage” and some aspects of the Second Amendment, it looks like the opposition is winning.

But we are fighting a multi-front war and one or two issues are not enough to measure our standing. Think about how pro-abortion forces are panicking at the closures of abortuaries. But also, think about the fact that Syria was supposed to already be bombed, but Obama has publicly and visibly backed down before Congress and the Constitution. Suddenly, as a gift from God, 1.) a needless war that was all but certain now appears that it may be averted, 2.) Obama has renounced his plan to publicly violate the Constitution as he did with Libya, and 3.) he has been publicly humiliated by this public admission that he does not have the power to carry out his own will in this matter.

“President Barack Obama addressed the crisis in Syria on Saturday, saying he has decided the United States should take military action against regime targets, but that he will seek authorization from Congress before taking action. ‘I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people’s representatives in Congress,’ Obama said during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.”

This whole week the media was telling us that Congress was unnecessary. Politico reported that some in Congress had signed a letter, but the way they reported on that letter made it sound too anemic to do any good. I complained about the letter being too tame on that basis. I was wrong. Others realized that real threats against Obama were contained in its polite words…