In case you missed it, on December 13th, “No Labels” - a new non-partisan political action group was launched in the mecca of non partisan-ness, the Roone Arledge Auditorium at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall in New York City. The fledgling group describe themselves as:
We are not labels – we are people.
We care deeply about our country.
We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics.
We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges.
We are Democrats, Republicans and Independents.
Most importantly, we are Americans.
Can ‘American’ be construed as a label in this context? Perhaps thought is best left for another discussion.
After reading this anthem, then checking out what the members are really saying via forum posts; I agree with Bryon York’s assessment that there is a distinctive left wing lean to this movement.
Perusing the forums on the website, I found a familiar mantra; Human beings are the sole problem of mankind, therefore reducing our population by oh say..half we can solve all the world’s problems. No, seriously, Benjamin really means it when asked what is his most pressing issue:
Of course no non-partisan, no-label, all-inclusive political action group would be complete without the bonding ritual of Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful – Palin Bashing:
One wonders what Margot had to say when Jerry Brown labeled (am I allowed to use the term?) Meg Whitman a whore? Probably not much, I suspect, as the term ‘whore’ is just a label and that is not what this fledgling movement is all about.
Tania’s Law: A non partisan political action group cannot be legitimate without representation from the ‘progressive party’. It seems No Labels has certainly covered all the bases in its inaugural run:
What about that return to civility in politics? Sure! But not before taking a swipe at Rush, Beck and Fox News:
Civility in politics aside, the real problem facing America is the fact that stupid people vote; and sadly, they are too profoundly stupid to realize their own stupidity:
Oh, yes, I could go on with several more examples, but I believe I’ve made my point. This group is nothing more than attempt by disenfranchised O voters and moderate republicans to find some relevancy in the wake of last November’s election. With the Coffee Party’s inability to perk, No Labels is the latest life raft for these bitter clingers.
I raise my cup of tea and wish them luck