Anything Goes Carnival of Politics

By Salty, February 21, 2011 7:00 pm

Welcome to the February 21, 2011 edition of the Anything Goes Carnival of Politics.

Conservative

Sean Hazlett presents Four Pillars of Spending Cuts for Deficit Reduction posted at Reflections of a Rational Republican, saying, “Advocates reducing debt, cutting entitlement spending, and curbing defense spending to fight the budget deficit.”

smrtas1 presents Is Congress Even Familiar With The Constitution? posted at Conservative Patriot HQ, saying, “As prominent conservatives and tea parties highlight potential constitutional issues for many of the Obama administration’s agenda items, liberals in Congress have been dusting off their copies of the US Constitution to defend the new laws they have passed or are pushing on the American people. However, while attempting to defend the assault on our freedoms, congressional liberals demonstrate again and again their lack of familiarity and basic understanding of our nations founding document.”

Scott Spiegel presents Conservatives: Yesterday’s Cold Warriors, Today’s Cowards posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “The Right should man up, encourage pro-Western forces to exert their utmost influence on Egypt, and stop lecturing Egyptians to accept the status quo of tyranny and terror. ”

Liberal

Reggie Perrin presents America by Heart, Sarah Palin posted at Reggie’s Reviews, saying, “A review of Sarah Palin’s pre-presidential book by a British liberal.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Limerick Ode To Clarence Thomas posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is under scrutiny these days for conflicts of interest related to the Koch Brothers, the Federalist Society, and the Citizens United case. But today’s limerick and haiku will focus, instead, on the fact that Thomas hasn’t asked a single appellate hearing question in five years.”

Current Events

Socratez presents Riots Everywhere! posted at Socratez Online, saying, “An article about the reality behind global events, and the nature of riots.”

just4theplanet presents Climate Change: Affect on UK Infrastructure posted at Just 4 the Planet, saying, “Submissions by the National Grid have just been published by the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). The result – the possible flooding of railways and electricity substations.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Sharron Angle — You Can’t Make This Up posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “In case you’ve been wondering what Sharron Angle’s been up to, I’ve got the answer: Senator Harry Reid’s former Republican challenger is…”

Darwin presents OUTRAGE in Wisconsin: Dems FLEE the STATE to Avoid Union Vote posted at Darwin’s Money, saying, “Outrage in Wisconsin. Dems literally FLED the state to avoid a vote that would essentially put Union members in the same crowd as the rest of us.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents It’s Kristol Clear That Beck Is Nuts posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “Last week, Fox News’ Glenn Beck launched a week-long effort to explain developments in Egypt as only he can. The deranged media personality cooked up truly bizarre conspiracy theories — even by his standards…”

Politics

Ian presents Egypt Without Mubarak What Lies Ahead? posted at personalwebreviews, saying, “Hosni Mubarak is finished. What comes next?”

Michael S. Pearl presents The Heart of Islam posted at The Kindly Ones, saying, “This is actually about religion and politics, most especially the tension between Islamic Shari’ah and Western secularism.”

Oliver Wang presents 20 Stupidest Quotes To Come From Politicians posted at Top Online Colleges, saying, “It’s weirdly comforting that politicians of all ages and parties are able to say such agonizingly stupid things. Presidents tend to get the most press when it comes to gaffes — and some, like George W. Bush, are more a magnet for this than others — but the bottom line is that elected officials have been saying dumb things on the record for as long as we’ve had elections and records.”

Charlie Smith presents 10 Politicians Who’ve Done Time posted at Criminal Justice Degrees Guide, saying, “Despite the depressingly high rate with which most crooked politicians are able to skirt the big house, there are some public office-holders who find themselves behind bars after a series of ethically questionable dealings. Impropriety is happily bipartisan…”

Ian presents Freedom and Democracy for other Countries: America’s Hypocrisy posted at personalwebreviews, saying, “Could it be possible that America lends support to foreign leaders for purely selfish and self-serving motives, with no regard for democracy or human rights?”

Michael Wolf presents Letter 2 America for February 14, 2011 posted at letters2america, saying, “What does CPAC really want? Watch Social Security and Medicare and you’ll find out.”

From the Right

Scott Spiegel presents Obama’s Backward Strategy of Oppression posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “Liberals mocked George W. Bush’s “Forward Strategy of Freedom,” sneering that it was corny and idealistic, wouldn’t work, and didn’t suit exotic, backward, brown people who wouldn’t know what to do with liberty if it fell in their laps.”

Scott Spiegel presents How About Tackling Obesity in the Federal Budget? posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “Obama has pledged to freeze domestic spending for the next five years. Since that means freezing spending at 2010 levels, which were 22% higher than bloated 2008 levels, Obama has done the equivalent of freezing the national diet at Michael Moore instead of Alec Baldwin.”

From the Left

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Limerick Ode To John “So Be It” Boehner posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “No doubt you’ve heard about John Boehner’s “so be it” nonchalant reaction to the loss of federal jobs. It seems Boehner’s finished feigning compassion.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Limerick Ode To Rep. Christopher Lee (Updated — He’s Resigned) posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “It seems Gawker’s got the goods on Rep. Christopher Lee, a conservative, married Republican congressman who serves the 26th District of New York.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Celebrate Ronald Reagan’s Centennial With St. Reagan’s Song Parody posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “Ronald Reagan-worship is even crazier than usual this week. Why? Because it’s the one-hundredth anniversary of Reagan’s birthday. Of course, Reagan was not the man conservatives claim he was.”

Republican

Rick Sincere presents Gary Johnson wins RLC straw poll, places third in CPAC poll posted at Examiner, saying, “Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson did unexpectedly well in two presidential straw polls conducted at CPAC and the Republican Liberty Caucus national convention.”

Liberal Stupidity presents Republican Pollution posted at Liberal Stupidity, saying, “A humorous look at Republican stereotypes!”

Independent

Eric Bauer presents In Search Of The American Dream posted at Vote Bauer, saying, “The middle class is disappearing and it is up to We the People to save it.”

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