Ideological purity leading to losing strategies is preferred by many to strategies that are not ideological pure in all aspects but makes incremental steps to a goal.
The Futile Noble but Counterproductive Gesture and the following ranting is preferred.
For example, the move to shall issue CCW is one of the greatest triumphs in the current RKBA struggle. How many 'purists' opposed that move and in fact sunk CCW legislation in some places. In Oregon, when I lived there, a small 'anti' measure of little real consequence was the vehicle for achieving shall issue status.
I would also like to thank B. Roberts for his analysis!