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The Council Has Spoken!!


The votes have been cast, the sacred runes read and the results of this week’s Watcher’s Council contest of are history.

We ended up with a tie this week in the Council category.

Joshuapundit’s Is Egypt The Next Iran? examined a number of similarities between the political climate in Egypt today and the revolution in Iran in 1979..as well as a few important differences.

In his penetrating piece A Message To The CPAC Boycotters Rhymes With Right took a penetrating look at the controversy surrounding the participation of GOPProud, a gay conservative group in the conference:

As far as this lifelong Reagan conservative is concerned, this should settle the matter of whether or not GOProud is welcome at CPAC and whether or not a boycott of CPAC by social conservatives is the proper course of action.

Ronald Reagan recognized the men and women of good will can differ on issues yet still remain friends and allies. Such differences are the basis for discussion, not excommunication from the greater conservative movement. And as I look at GOProud’s platform, i find them to fall within the mainstream of conservatism.

As per our arcane bylaws, I put on my Watcher’s hat, cast the tie breaking vote and Rhymes With Right carries off the honors this week.

Our non-council winner, Egypt’s democratic mirage written by Joshua Stacher in Foreign Affairs likewise focused on the events in Egypt and how the Mubarak regime is reacting.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

*First place with 3 1/3 votes! – Rhymes With Right-A Message To The CPAC Boycotters

Second place with 2 1/3 votes Joshuapundit-Is Egypt The Next Iran?

Third place with 1 2/3 votesGrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnDHyper Puissant

Fourth place *t* with 1 1/3 votesThe Noisy RoomObama’s Pal George Soros And The Fall Of Egypt

Fourth place *t* with 1 1/3 votesRight TruthIrreconcilable Differences

Fifth place with 1 voteBookworm Room-Defining our terms when we speak about Egypt

Sixth place with 2/3 voteThe Razor- Lost Friendship

Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote Colossus of Rhodey“Cap” movie poster

Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote The Glittering EyeHow Much Did the Stimulus Stimulate?

Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote Snapped ShotEgypt In A Nutshell

Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote VA RightRepublican Victory in November Leads to Lower Unemployment – Now at 9%

Non-Council Winners

First place with 3 1/3 votes! – Foreign Affairs- Egypt’s Democratic Mirage submitted bySimply Jews

Second place with i 2/3 votes – Ann AlthouseProfessor Tribe would like you to know how nonpartisan the Supreme Court Justices are … I mean, will be, when they decide the individual mandate question the way he would like. submitted by The Glittering Eye

Third Place *t* with 1 1/3 votes –The Radio Patriot Bill Kristol, Rich Lowry and Joe Klein Gang Up on Glenn Beck submitted by The Noisy Room
Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votesVictor Davis HansonClueless In Cairo submitted by The The Watcher

Third place *t* with 1 1/3 vote –Iowahawk Stay Hungry For Learning submitted by Joshuapundit

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -Atlas Shrugs Virginia Military Institute Infiltrated by Islamic Supremacists submitted by Snapped Shot

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -CommentaryBeck’s Fevered Mind submitted by Bookworm Room

Fifth place with 2/3 vote –Daled AmosDear Washington Post: The Muslim Brotherhood Is NOT Your Father’s YMCA submitted by The Watcher

Sixth place with 1/3 vote –UN-PC in the USALiberal “Logic” on Gunssubmitted by The Razor

See you next week!

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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