Two blogs I enjoy reading are Cafe Hayek and Reich's Blog. The most recent posts were about opposing... health care for the poor in the former and all things Bush in the latter.
I like to oppose as well. It's fun to wield the needle. But, then you have to propose something in place of what you oppose.
In the case of the Cafe Hayek post about health care for the poor, it was to let things stay as they are... the poor must not need health care. I pointed out that we have public education that may not be necessary for middle and upper classes, but a private alternative for the lower-income strata is not an option. It is more expensive for ME, but then I benefit from not having masses of uneducated people clogging the streets. Likewise, I would benefit from having people would could not afford the high cost of health care (due in part to the lawyers who have sued the hell out of the medical profession and raised the costs for everyone else), have some form of care that does not require them to seek attention at expensive emergency rooms where the cost is then passed on to everyone else... and service reduced as well.
In the case of Reich's Blog, he made some reasonable points about the political conundrum facing the Democrats and some issues about hedge fund abuses.... Then he went on to make a blatantly false accusation that Cheney wants to start bombing Iran and North Korea's nuclear facilities. This has no basis in anything reported by anyone credible... other than some speculation by fringe Democrats.
"Cheney wants to bomb Iran's and North Korea's nuclear facilities. He's become even more hawkish than before, and Rice is no match for him. He's the president of American foreign policy. He figures he has only about 18 months left to do what needs to be done, to ensure his and Bush's legacy and make the world safe from the axis of evil. He also figures Iran and North Korea are becoming ever more dangerous, that no one else is willing to do anything about them, that the US has the fire power to do what needs to be done, and only whimps are putting up a fight inside the Administration. All he needs to do is convince Bush, who is coming around."They say it isn't so when the Koreans were testing a long range missile and again when they were testing the nuclear bomb:
We need a proposal here, not just an opposal.... Come on, Bob!