Sunday, February 28, 2010

National Politics Round-up


This is our regular feature where every day I do a post with the top 5 Florida political blog posts about national stories. They are ranked according to quality, importance of the story and relevance to the present.

1. Smooth Like Remy - "Things We All Agree On": "I know a lot of progressive bloggers focus the majority of their posts on good policy and I think that is a good thing. I however tend to focus on good messaging. The reason being that in this day and age where most politicians are more concerned with being reelected than what is good for the country, the best messaging usually wins. By wins I mean it shifts public opinion and therefore it can shift votes on any piece of legislation."

2. South Florida Daily Blog - The Difference Between Democrats And Republicans: "These two clips encapsulate the difference between the two political parties quite nicely, I think, when it comes to how serious the two parties are about reforming health care and, quite frankly, their empathy for their fellow Americans."

3. Robert McKnight - Am I the Only One?: "The national press continues to annoint Senator-Elect Scott Brown (R., Mass.) as new political model--good looking, from a big state, nice family, etc. But with a closer look..."

4. Pensacola Beach Blog - Call the Filibuster Bluff: "Lots and lots of folk are weighing in on what last night's Massachusetts special election means, including us. As many or more already have moved on to wonder what, if anything, the Obama administration can do after losing its supposed filibuster-proof 60-vote majority in the Senate. After all, we can't allow deliberate obstructionism to paralyze our government for the next three years."

5. Truman's Conscience - Air America And Its Faux Progressive Programming Shuts Down: "Air America, the groundbreaking talk radio network that started out as a lone beacon of real progressive programming, finally ended its long, slow agonizing five year death spiral and breathed it last this afternoon. I loved this network’s original lineup when it started out in March of 2004 with a real life hard hitting progressive/liberal time slots that included the likes of Marc Maron, Sam Sedar, Janine Garafalo, Rachel Maddow, and my favorite and future U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken."