Needless to say, there was much to find on the blogosphere last night that addressed the House of Representatives' rejection of the bailout. There was plenty of venom to be found on both sides of the political spectrum, and from what I could tell very little of what one could call expert analysis.
So it was heartening to see this post on Patterico's site this morning:
Again, I feel essentially unqualified to have a firm opinion. But I’m surprised at how many people in the comments here seem to be utterly confident in their opinion that the bailout is definitely the wrong thing. You might be right. But you also might be horribly, horribly wrong.
Well, welcome to real world, my friend. You have correctly put your finger, not only on what is wrong with 95% of political blogs, and probably close to 100% of our political dialogue today. People who don't know as much as they think they do are convinced in the correctness and the righteousness of their positions. And armed with a computer and the ability to type, they are pulling a lot of people with them. And until that changes, we are just going to keep sliding down into the morass, into oblivion.