Anything Goes Carnival of Politics

By Salty, December 7, 2010 7:00 am

Welcome to the December 7, 2010 edition of the Anything Goes Carnival of Politics.


DRM presents The Right/Left Hoax posted at Global Freedom Strategies, saying, “Thoughts on use of ideas to limit freedom and to control the population”

Rachel Szala presents 2 Steps Forward. 1 Step Back. posted at Conquering the World While Wearing Stilettos, saying, “A post about the Fair Pay Act, and the reelection of Pelosi and Murkowski…and how these 3 political events profoundly impact women”

Dhiraj presents Barack Obama and India posted at Life!!, saying, “A funny yet informative piece on Obama’s Tour Of India”

K.D. Koratsky presents Not Since the Pharaohs or the Roman Emperors Has a Head of State Travelled In Such Pomp posted at Neo-Darwinian Enlightenment Blog and Forum.

SystemsThinker presents National Popular Vote posted at, saying, “Learn about a new movement to sidestep the problems of the electoral college with a de facto national popular vote for U.S. president.”

From the Left

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Pat-Down Put-Down posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Ariana Kiefling presents GOP Hypocrites Exposed: 10 Most Hypocritical Sexual Scandals by Republican Politicians of 2009-2010 posted at Public Policy Degree, saying, “Political sex scandals are a dime a dozen these days, but when the politician involved makes themself out to be a hypocrite is when the media really has a field day. Republican politicians seem to be pros at this, constantly harping on anti-gay policies and pushing a family-driven platform, only to be a complete other person when the cameras are off.”

From the Right

Scott Spiegel presents America to Dems: We’re Just Not That Into You posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “In a post last week, I wrote about the top 10 excuses Democrats will make for why they were destroyed in Tuesday’s historic midterm elections. Apparently I gave Democrats too much credit. I was assuming they would accept the fact that they had been defeated.”

Rick Sincere presents Remembering David Nolan posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, saying, “David Nolan, creator of the Nolan Chart (which upends the traditional left/right political spectrum) and cofounder (in 1971) of the Libertarian Party, died suddenly on November 21, two days short of his 67th birthday. In 2010, Nolan challenged incumbent John McCain in the race for the U.S. Senate in Arizona.”

Scott Spiegel presents If Obama Jumped Off a Cliff, Would You Do It, Too? posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “During President Obama’s recent 10-day Asia Fantasia expedition, the leaders of the G-20 seemed to demonstrate a modified version of the Golden Rule: Don’t do unto Obama what he never had the courtesy to do unto you.”

Phillip Donavan presents Liberal Hypocrites Exposed: 10 Most Hypocritical Sexual Scandals by Democratic Politicians of 2008-2010 posted at Political Science Degree, saying, “One thing both core political parties have in common is the appearance of a sex scandal every few months. It seems that citizens are diluted from feeling remorse for the politicians involved when we constantly hear of the silly ways they went about an affair while holding public office. While Republicans are scrutinized by the media, liberals have also had their share of sex scandals.”

Scott Spiegel presents W’s Memoir: Profiles in Choice posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “One thing supporters and detractors agree on is that Bush’s unpopularity by the end of his second term was the result of choices he had made. His unpopularity was not proof he had made good choices, but it was evidence he had made tough ones.”

Scott Spiegel presents Top 10 Conservatives of 2010: Part 1 posted at Scott Spiegel.

Phillip Donavan presents The Top 50 Tea Party Blogs By Region posted at Political Science Degree, saying, “The “tea party movement” began sometime in 2007 or 2008, depending on who you talk to. While the “tea partiers” come from diverse backgrounds and even different political parties, they share certain common views: the desire for limited government, a return to fiscal responsibility, and respect for the Constitution.Read these excellent blogs to get a feel for the passion and motivation that the tea party movement brings to the table.”

Down the Middle

Steven and Debra presents Opt-out Ode to the Beltway TSA and Their Airline CEO Cronies: Take Your Planes and Shove ‘Em posted at The END TIMES Hoax, saying, “If you’re not going to opt-out now, when will you?”

Ella Moss presents ON TAXES, UNIONS, JOBS AND DANGEROUS POLITICS posted at Zodiac Times.

Salty presents It’s the Mandate, Stupid! posted at theSaltyBlogger, saying, “If the Democrats and the Obama administration are left scratching their heads, wondering what went wrong after the recent election results, they should look no further than the Healthcare Reform debacle.”

Politics and Media

Joseph Morris presents 20 Funniest Presidential Gaffes of All Time posted at Masters In Public Administration, saying, “Presidential gaffes are a dime a dozen, but here’s ac collection of the funniest mistakes and moments of embarrassment ever encountered by a president or vice president while on the job.”

Benjamin Kubelsky presents Top 20 iPad Apps for Political Junkies posted at Master of Public Administration, saying, “The iPad is a wonderful tool for staying politically informed. To that end, here are 20 iPad appsthat any political junkie can appreciate.”

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