Is the world looking at the Arab Spring, Part 2?
Almost two years since the Obama administration had a hand in forcing Hosni Mubarak to step down, a move that led to the subsequent ascension to power of Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in "democratic" elections, violence is once again taking place in Tahrir Square in what could be called Arab Spring Part 2!
The cause of the unrest is the sweeping dictatorial powers assumed by Morsi which he claims are only temporary but that one would assume may turn out to be anything but.
Do the strong-arm tactics now being used by this member of the Muslim Brotherhood have anything to do with the effusive praise heaped on the Egyptian government by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for its help in brokering a deal between Israel and Hamas?
Did this embolden Morsi to take this step?
It's impossible to say but if it does it would not be the first foreign policy miscalculation/failure for the Obama administration! And now...
The Watcher's Council nominations for the week of November 19th were presented, the votes were cast and counted, and the winner will now been announced!
For those who may be enjoying their first Watcher's Council experience, it is a group that consists of some of the top conservative bloggers from around the world.
A group that The Political Commentator is extremely proud to have been asked to be part of!
Each week members select and submit an article of their own creation in addition to one article from a non-council blog they find to be particularly topical and important.
While you may not always agree with what you read, that alone may make the experience that much more valuable!
Once the submissions have been received at an undisclosed location hidden somewhere on the Left Coast of the United States, the Watchers Council members then individually vote for their favorites.
Those votes are protected and held by outside auditing firm Arthur Andersen until such time as they are counted and a winner named for the Grand Prize.
This Grand Prize consists of the appreciation of ones peers.
In the end though, we all win because of the range of information and important analysis received on the critical issues of the day.
In a nutshell, the Watchers Council is the ultimate conservative blog aggregator!
So without further ado the winner(s) of the Watcher's Council for the week of November 19th is (are)...?
*First place with 2 2/3 votes! The Razor –Freedom of Choice: Why Liberals Should Exercise Their Freedom to Pay Higher Taxes
Second place with 2 1/3 votes – Bookworm Room – Too much education makes people economically dumb
Third place with 1 2/3 votes – The Noisy Room-Going Galt and the Neo-Comms
Fourth place *t* with 1 1/3 votes – Joshuapundit-An Answer For Rupert Murdoch – Why The U.S Jewish Press Is So Anti-Israel
Fourth place *t* with 1 1/3 votes – The Independent Sentinel-Obama Is a Narcissist Who Rules a Narcissistic Nation
Fifth place with 1 vote – The Mellow Jihadi-Ethics Training Inbound
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD-Miss Calculation
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Political Commentator –Presenting the Democrat plan for going over the fiscal cliff!
Seventh place with 1/3 vote – The Colossus of Rhodey – It Ain’t Time to S.T.F.U. Yet, I Guess
First place with 2 1/3 votes! – Via Meadia-America, Israel, Gaza, the World submitted byJoshuapundit
Second place *t* with 2& votes – Mark Steyn –How The GOP Earned Its Date With Destiny submitted by The Noisy Room
Second place *t* with 2 votes – Neo-Neocon –Obama’s Outrage submitted by The Glittering Eye
Third place with 1 1/3 votes -Ralph Peters-It’s Not Adding Up submitted by Bookworm Room
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote- Atlas Shrugs -Six Israeli ‘collaborators’ executed before baying Muslim mob in Gaza City submitted by VA Right!
Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes - Powerline –“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to cash welfare checks…” submitted by Gay Patriot
Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote - Washington Wire –Specter of Iran Looms Over Gaza Crisissubmitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Daily Kos –Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats in at least nine elections submitted by Rhymes With Right
Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -S. E. Cupp/Townhall –Unlocking Obama’s Economic Vision (Spoiler: It’s Blurry) submitted by The Political Commentator
Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Militant Libertarian –Real Danger of “Obamacare”: Insurance Company Takeover of Health Care submitted by The Razor
Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Seraphic Secret –Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Seven: Hey, Maybe the Ethnic Cleansing of Jews from Gaza Wasn’t Such a Bright Idea submitted by The Watcher
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