Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Can The "No Labels" Movement Avoid Hyper-Partisanship?

I don't think so. And I think the movement is already, in its infancy, 100% phony. Here's the WSJ:
An alliance of centrist Republicans and Democrats is seeking to organize a grass-roots movement targeting the middle of American politics, a political sphere depopulated by the midterm elections and a vital tool for any potential third-party presidential candidate.

The group, called "No Labels," has drawn support from supporters and advisers of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the country's most powerful independent politician, raising questions about his national political ambitions. Mr. Bloomberg has been invited to attend the group's Dec. 13 launch.

Political analysts see a potential Bloomberg bid if Washington's divided government turns into gridlock, if the economy doesn't improve, and if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and President Obama are the likely nominees. Mr. Bloomberg said he wouldn't consider running in 2012. "I have the best job in the world," he said.

No Labels is led by Democratic fund-raiser Nancy Jacobson and Republican strategist Mark McKinnon, who were introduced to each other by Kevin Sheekey, Mr. Bloomberg's political adviser.
So, what kind of politicians are moving in to support "No Labels"?
Backers include co-chairman of Loews Corp. Andrew Tisch, Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich and ex-Facebook executive Dave Morin. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as well as U.S. senators Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Michigan's Debbie Stabenow, will attend the New York launch.
It's weird, I read that list and a perfect label for that group of scumbag plotters and liberty-grabbers comes to mind: "socialist".


Mike Bloomberg, nanny/welfare-socialist.
Tony Villaraigosa, nanny/welfare/ethno-socialist.
Joe Lieberman, war-socialist.

The political-center of this country is firmly socialist. The entire political spectrum of this country runs the gamut from big-time socialist to little-bitty socialist, people who love military socialism to people who love cultural socialism and everything in between. Nowhere on that spectrum lies anyone who gives a damn about pure, unbridled individual liberty. Appeals to bring people back to the center are appeals to bring on more socialism. It's clear this is the case judging by the kind of interventionist slimeballs that are being attracted to this organization.

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