Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wanted: Serious Policy Discussion

What’s the difference between the big left-wing blogs (netroots) and the big right-wing blogs (rightroots)? I read a fair amount of right-wing blogs, and I think these three sentences from Salon’s former blog editor pretty much hit the nail right on the head:

Erick Erickson, RedState's editor, acknowledged that the "netroots" have an advantage over the "rightroots," but attributed it to an asymmetry in free time, since conservatives "have families because we don't abort our kids, and we have jobs because we believe in capitalism."

This is largely the kind of thinking that dominates on conservative blogs. They can't quite get to policy disputes or serious analysis, because they're too busy mulling over the implications of liberals joining forces with Islamofascists, the United Nations, and Mexican immigrants to execute some kind of nefarious plot.

Or is there a good, wonk-ish, right-wing blog I just haven’t come across yet?


Jim Voorhies said...

Ranting is so much easier than thinking, though.

Calvin Rye said...

You're tellin' me! That's why I stick mostly to ranting around here.

And cute baby animal photos.