Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Coalition of the Divided

UPDATED: 20-Sep-08
In my last post, I promised to initiate a "Coalition of the Divided Blogroll" in the sidebar:
"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."
Done deal. The blogroll is over there on the right ====>

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 millions thousands hundreds tens of your brothers and sisters standing shoulder to shoulder in the Coalition of the Divided! Just write a post or linkable comment supporting Divided Government and let me know where to find it. I will link you, blogroll you, favorite you, digg you, paint your house and walk your dog.

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

411 Mania - Enrique New Editor - Tom Elia
8 Short Years - Chris J NY Daily News- Michael Goodwin
Ambivablog - Amba NYT - Bill Kristol
Ashbrook Center - Jule Ponzi OC Register - Alan Bock
Atlantic - Clive Crook OOOH, Nuance! - Madam AB
Atlantic - Ross Douthat Outside The Beltway - James Joyner
Augusta Free Press - Rick Gray Patri' Peregrinations - Patri F
BeliefNet - Crunchy Con PI - Dick Polman
Betsy's Page - Betsy Newmark Philosophy Talk - Ken Taylor
Bone In The Fan - Brad Poli Gazette - Michael Merritt
Bosque Boys - A Waco Farmer Positive Liberty - Jason Kuznicki
Bottom of the Ninth - Amber Positive Liberty - John Babka
Cantankerous Gentleman - Crank Power and Control - M. Simon
Capital Games - Pete Davis QandO - McQ
Castle Arrgghh! - John Race 4 2008 - Michael Stubel
Cato@Liberty - Brink Lindsay Ragged Thots - Robert George
Cato@Liberty - Stephen Slivinski Reason - Jacob Sollum
Charter of Dreams - Christopher Reason - Jonathon Rauch
Classically Liberal - CLS Reason - Matt Welch
Club For Growth - Andrew Roth Reason Hit & Run - David Weigel
Confluence - River Daughter Reason Hit & Run - Jacob Sollum
Coyote Mercury - James Brush Red Blue Christian - Allan Bevere
Crossed Pond - Rojas Red State Eclectic - Laura Ebke
Current Word - Jim Mathies RLC - PB Lumel
Cynical Nation - BNJ Right Thinking Left Coast - Hall
Daily Dish - Reader 1 Rossputin.com - Ross
Daily Dish - Bruce Bartlett Scrivener.Net - Scrivener
Daily Dish - Reader 2 Sun News - Denny Clements
Disloyal Oppostion - J.D. Tuccille Taxman Blog - Gordon Gekko
Divided We Stand - MW Time/CNN - Jeff Kogler
Donklephant - Alan Carl To The People - Cicero
Dyre Portents - Dyre42 ToddSeavey.com - Todd
Eunomia - Daniel Larison Townhall - William Wilson
Fat Triplets - Seth Trading Goddess - Muckdog
Feehery Theory - John Feehery Two Pennies - David Wright
Gay Species - Stephen Heersink Uncorrelated - Mick Stockinger
Hell's Handmaiden - The Maiden Volokh Conspiracy - Ilya Somin
Holy Coast - Rick Moore WaPo - George Will
Hot Air - Ed Morrissey WaPo- Robert Samuelson
Liberty Forged - Jesse Wa. Monthly - Bill Niskanen
Mike the Actuary - Mike Washington Times - Steve Chapman
Moderate Voice - Pete Abel Weblog - Thomas P Barnett
Muck & Mystery - Back 40 What Should Be - K Bliss
MVDG Gaszette - MVDG Whirled View - Pat Sharpe
My Thought World - Ted West WSJ - David Gaffen
National Journal - Jonathon Rauch WSJ - Donald Luskin

WSJ - John Fund

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.

UPDATED: 20-September-2008
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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