Saturday, March 27, 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. virtualista's posterous - Quiz for Fuckwits: "So, in the interest of pith, VF Daily has compiled this thoughtful set of questions—a Proof Questionnaire, if you will—to guide elected officials as they attempt to judge how likely it is that their offices have been intentionally attacked."

2. Smooth Like Remy - Punch Them In The Mouth With Their Polling Argument: "The Republicans made up some of the most vicious and vile lies about health care reform over the course of the last year and because the media was unwilling to call them out for these lies, several of them actually took hold with a segment of the population. Even when they were disproven over and over again, shameless Republicans continued to repeat them over and over again and the resulting confusion worked out in their favor...for awhile. The polling numbers for President Obama and the health care reform plans definitely went underwater for a time, even if the poll numbers for the underlying policies remained relatively strong. But Republicans made what could quite possibly be a cataclysmic error when they started using the polling as an argument to vote against health care reform. It was without a doubt an act of desperation as they saw the writing on the wall that health care reform would pass, but even in desperation you would think SOMEBODY would have pointed out how this might come back to bite them in the ass. Thank God, nobody evidently did."

3. Seminole Democrats - Dear President Obama: "Dear President Obama, Well done. Sincerely Yours, Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson Franklin D. Roosevelt Harry S. Truman Dwight D. Eisenhower John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson Richard M. Nixon James E. Carter William J. Clinton"

4. Ray Seaman - You Want It. You Buy It. You Got It.: "Now that the main body of health care reform is passed, we're at the end of the beginning of a much larger push to ensure universal access to health care."

5. Incertus (Brian) - Give Them Some Space: "Yes, the reactions coming from conservatives are overwrought. I called out someone last night because he used the word "traitor" to describe House members who voted for the legislation. And in the face of that sort of reaction, it would be easy to gloat, to remember the way it felt to be on the receiving end back in 1994, or 2000, or 2002, or 2004, and to jam it back in their faces. But it would be unwise, and more importantly (to me anyway), it would be unkind."

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