Here is Andrew Yang announcing his Whig II: Electric Boogaloo party in Reuters, July 27, 2022 (emphasis added)
The new party, called Forward and whose creation was first reported by Reuters, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics, founding members told Reuters.
In an interview, Yang said the [Forward Party] will start with a budget of about $5 million. It has donors lined up and a grassroots membership between the three merged groups numbering in the hundreds of thousands.
"We are starting in a very strong financial position. Financial support will not be a problem," Yang said.
When you give to #FWD, you're giving to American democracy. We aren't here to line the pockets of politicians or to serve special interests. We are here to build a new party that will restore sanity in politics and put the best people on the ballot. https://t.co/sgZ23Fve3m— Forward Party (@Fwd_Party) July 29, 2022
We’re building the infrastructure in every state to build the first credible new party in American politics in over a century. And we need your help to succeed. Can we count on you to contribute $10 to our historic effort? #ForwardParty #ForwardTogetherhttps://t.co/sgZ23Fve3m— Forward Party (@Fwd_Party) July 29, 2022
I foolishly assumed that this latest Third Party grift would shake itself out a little bit first before coming for our purses. That it would focus group buzzwords for awhile before inevitably settling on some version of the chimeral "True Conservatism" about which I wrote this back in 2018 ("Thrilling Tales of True Conservatism! Vol 24: Where Everybody Knows Your Game"):
The rest of the Mr. [Andrew] Sullivan's "diary" consists of him ranging up and down the history of Western Civilization and claiming that Virtually Every Good Thing That Ever Happened from the Magna Carta to the Tennessee Valley Authority to the Instant Replay is obviously the invisible hand of True Conservatism at work.Like the Holy Spirit, True Conservatism bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth. This why the sellers of Unicorn Piss are always be guaranteed a profitable customer base of twitchy Centrists, deluded Independents and gutless Both Siderists, pantingly eager to buy whatever turpentine-and-crushed-up-dollar-store-peppermint sludge they're hawking as God's Own Water of Life this time around.