Friday, November 14, 2008

The Reaction in review (Nov. 14, 2008)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:


By Capt. Fogg: "The Commies are (still) coming!" -- Fogg concludes, "I'm nearly convinced that the biggest problem facing our new administration is not terrorism, depression or climate change, but the enemy within; the enemy who disseminate viral e-mails, throw tantrums on AM radio, giggle and sneer on Fox News: the people who make stupid jokes and the people who pass them on and on and on."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Barack and Hillary: Team of Allies?" -- Michael covers all the angles in his piece about the possibility of Hillary Clinton becoming Secretary of State (includes link to earlier post).


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Shumer: "Minnesota is not Florida." -- This interesting post explores current issues in the tight Minnestota senatorial race.

By Carol Gee: "The Defense of the Nation" -- The post covers the current and offbeat defense issues pertaining to the presidential transition.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Sarah Palin and 'extreme partisanship' " -- Stickings skillfully weighs in on Governor Palin's speech to her fellow Republican governors.

By Dan Tobin: "Barack the Mac" -- Dan concludes his fun post: "Welcome to the Barackintosh presidency. Not only does he use a Mac... he is a Mac."


By J. Thomas Duffy: "YES THEY CAN!... Yes Men Strike Again!" -- Duffy delightedly reports on the fake NYT, headlined,"Fake 'NYT' Distributed: War Ends! Tom Friedman Resigns!"

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Andrew Sullivan on 'the Palin nightmare.'" -- Michael's conclusion: "Americans deserve to know the truth about Sarah Palin."

By Mustang Bobby: "No basement here" -- Bobby refutes Sarah Palin's criticism of liberal bloggers, "those bloggers in their parents' basement just talkin'garbage."

By Edward Copeland: "A completely silly post" -- Edward gives us a big smile with this one, on a brilliant appointment to the post of Secretary of Homeland Security.

By Capt. Fogg: "Same old Party" -- Fogg's great exploration of the big question, "What will happen to the ragged survivors of the GOP's biggest defeat in decades?"


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "The myth of 'one-party rule'" -- Michael's experience with a parliamentary form of government informs this well-argued post debunking the myth that it would be bad for the country.

By Carl: "The most annoying column of the week" -- Carl asks and answers, "How condescending is it to claim that it is so wrong for the rich to vote against their interests, when the poor do it and we don't bat an eye?"


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Schwarzenegger speaks out on Proposition 8" -- Michael explains the Governator's strong position with this big issue in California, opposing just letting the election outcome stand.

By Carl: " 'Now we are engaged in a great civil war' " -- Carl's point: "It could be a tough four or eight years for conservatives; it will be tougher yet if they underestimate Obama."

Special Bonus Series this week by Michael J.W. Stickings: "What to do about Joe Lieberman?" -- Updates: One, Two, Three.

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