Around The MOB: Heavy-Handed Politics

In my trip around the MOB, I’ve been amazed at the number of bloggers I’ve found who’ve been plugging away for years that aren’t on my personal blog radar.

I mean, I do, pinky swear, try to read as many blogs as I can.  Honest.  But there’s only so many hours in a day, and it seems like there are fewer now than there were a few years ago.  And I have to hope they’re on someone’s radar, because they’re not only good, but they’re diligent; they’ve been cranking out material for…

…well, in the case of today’s stop, h Heavy Handed Politics, almost six years.  Which is pretty formidable, if you think about it.

Sometimes it’s not just what a blog says; it’s what it exposes you to.  I’ve been looking for some great writers’ pithy quote on the asininity of “bipartisanship” for its own sake for years; HHP found it for me, in this piece by David Mastio in the WashTimes (I’ll add emphasis):

Bipartisanship may be the single most destructive force in Washington. Today, it is on the lips of the president, congressional leaders and commentators alike. They say we need a new tone in Washington. We need to work together on health care reform. We need a bipartisan commission to solve our deficit problem.

No. We. Don’t. Bipartisanship saps faith in politics and government. It protects the most stupid and counterproductive federal policies. It erodes ethics. It unites America’s ruling class against the ruled. And, inevitably, it leads to the growth of government power.

And for that quote, alone – one to which I’ll be paying homage for years – I owe HHP a debt of gratitude for the rest of my blogging and talk-show-hosting life.

So check out Heavy Handed Politics.  Who knows what you’ll stumble across?

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