This guy's an Independent because of the, y'know, K'rupt Duopoly!
I am an independent.— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) May 21, 2018
Hey, so is this guy! Because that damn K'rupt Duopoly obviously isn't Right enough!
Experts: Door could be open for Blankenship to pursue independent Senate runWhile it would likely require a legal challenge, some experts say there may be room for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to pursue an independent run for the U.S. Senate.Blankenship, who was released in 2017 from a yearlong prison sentence following a conviction of conspiring to violate mine health and safety laws at the Upper Big Branch mine, finished third in the May 8 Senate Republican primary election...
And this guy! Because that cursed K'rupt Duopoly clearly isn't Left enough!
Sanders to run as a Democrat — but not accept nomination
The Vermont senator announces his complicated reelection plans for another term.
Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic nomination in Vermont — but he won’t accept it if he wins.The famously independent senator, who briefly joined the Democratic Party to run in the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary only to un-enroll later, officially announced Monday that he would seek a third term in the Senate this fall. He also said that he’ll pull the same maneuver that he did in his 2006 and 2012 Senate races: Running as a Democrat, declining the nomination when he wins and then running as an independent.
The move makes it virtually impossible for another Democrat to seek the party’s nod. And it allows Sanders to loom large in the party primary in August, but still preserve his independence...
And this guy! Because in the teevee pundit game, "redolent with Republican stank" has become a professional liability. Also something something K'rupt Duopoly!
Scarborough formally leaves GOP, registers as independentMSNBC host Joe Scarborough announced in a tweet on Thursday that he had officially registered as an independent, roughly three months after he said he was leaving the Republican Party.
You know, call me crazy, but it's almost like "independent" is nothing but a hollow, meaningless political slogan and that the people who suit up under those colors are mostly whiners, grifters, or frantic to avoid being held responsible for their shitty behavior.
And I would write a long post examining this all in greater detail...
...if I hadn't already written a long post examining this all in greater detail nine years ago.
The "Independent" Granfalloon
In which I play a little game with myself trying to predict what piffle David Fucking Brooks will be trafficking tomorrow on MTP as Rachael Maddow puts her Keds up his ass.
I'm guessing Bobo will be Speaking With Authority about "Independents"; after all he wrote a whole, dumb column about it on Thursday, and has been dining out on that dumb column on radio and teevee for the last two days, so why not make a Sunday brunch out of the leftovers too?...
Behold, a Tip Jar!