Thoughtful conservative James Joyner:
If you RTFA, you’ll find that it contains no ad hominem attacks, has a clear discussion of how Republicans kept using procedural maneuvers to delay legislation, and explains how the Democrats’ response was very limited and specific. Since Senate obstructionism has become a major issue in our politics, I wonder if Joyner, who has a PhD in Political Science, might deign to provide us with reasons why this move won’t restore comity, or perhaps he might weigh in on what he thinks the right approach should be. Apparently he thinks that McConnell is not a “big poopy head” – why?
When I stopped reading Andrew Sullivan, I started reading OTB, where Joyner and Doug Mataconis do most of the posting. This Joyner post is typical of the way that OTB will handle an issue. First, both he and Mataconis weigh in with fairly sober analysis. Having established their bona-fides, they’re free to throw red meat to the base. If anyone objects to Mr. Hyde’s observations, they’ll be sternly reminded of Dr. Jekyll’s posts. Only Steven L. Taylor avoids this trap, and he’s becoming the only reason I visit that blog.
Update: Forgot to mention Alex Knapp, who doesn’t post as regularly as Taylor, but also does a good job (example).