In my last post, I promised to initiate a "Coalition of the Divided Blogroll" in the sidebar:
Done deal. The blogroll is over there on the right ====>
"DWSUWF will link to any bloggers and pundits that declare for a Divided Government vote. Who is in this coalition, standing shoulder to shoulder in solidarity? Limited government advocates, Fiscal conservatives from both parties, Libertarians (big "L") who want their vote to count, libertarians (small "l") desiring a bigger political hammer, Disaffected Democrats and Hillary supporters who will support Democratic Senators and Representatives but voting for McCain, Independents leary of too much concentrated power in one party, and disingenuous Republicans paying lip service to divided government because it is politically convenient in 2008 (much like disingenuous Democrats did in 2006). All are welcome in The Coalition of the Divided."
In order to get this list of fine thinkers out into the feeds, I am also posting it here. This is a first cut, the charter members of the 2008 Coalition of the Divided, with membership open to anyone writing in a vaguely positive way on the subject of divided government since the 2006 midterms. I expect to be adding to the coalition on a daily basis between now and the election. Time and inclination permitting, I will also go back in time and rebuild the 2006 Coalition of the Divided blogroll. That will be particularly interesting because it will permit us to identify the backsliders and the disingenuous. Like this guy.
Interested? You too can join this glorious movement and march in solidarity with the many
Also, feel free to rip any of my graphics to promote the concept. Reason did! So did John Feheery! Join today!
The United Coalition of the Divided
EDITORS NOTE: I have been missing in action for most of the last week because I have been having too much fun blogging over at Donklephant, antagonizing partisans and stirring up the Palintology debate. There I compiled elements of the 2008 divided government rationale into a cross-post with the same title as this post, but completely different content. Don't ask me why. It just turned out that way. Hoping to stimulate some debate, I got exactly what I asked for in the comments. Some pretty interesting stuff, and fodder for a future post. Stay tuned.
The recent George Will column amped up the Divided Gvoernment debate, and expanded the rolls of the C.O.D. An updated list was called for. If I missed anyone, leave a comment and I will add you in due course.
Divided and Balanced.™ Now that is fair.
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