Saturday, July 30, 2022

Now Is The Time For All Good Men To Send Money To My Potemkin Party

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.

And yet less than 48 hours later, having taken no position on any issue and having accomplished absolutely nothing except a massive friendly-media and social media hard sell of their political vaporware, they already have their hands out asking credulous rubes for their hard earned coin.

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.

Because no matter how smooth the con man is and no matter how mesmerizing the patter, sooner or later (in this case, much sooner) --

-- they get to the point.


Give me your money and this royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden, demi-paradise, this fortress built by Nature for herself against infection and the hand of war, this little world, this precious stone set in the silver sea, which serves it in the office of a wall or as a moat defensive to a house, against the envy of less happier lands, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this Glengarry Highlands shall be yours.

Give me your money and I will help make all your dreams will come true.

I Am The Liberal Media


dinthebeast said...

Jason Isbell on the Twitter machine:

Jason Isbell
Jul 28
Always con artists never just a con craftsman. So much to live up to

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Robt said...

The Goldwater party, The John Birch society party, Lung box Regan party, the southern strategy party, The young guns party, The Tea party, The Small government party, the Fiscal conservative party, The silent majority party, The religious right party, QANOON party, White nationalist party, The pro Russia party, the pro life party, The 2nd Amendment /NTA party, the free market party, White supremacist militia party, The MAGA party, The white Christian nationalist party..
And now, behold. The FWD party.

:libertarian party, Green party, Independent, Democratic, Egalitarian aren't enough choices for you.

Has no appeal?
Perhaps it is not the political parties but the problem resides inside the individual.

If each and every American had his own political party we would be the Tower of Babel party. There would be no one to hand out political party favors to other than yourself.
Theocracy in America will imitate the Middle East who still use religion to rule and like all the political parties mention above, so too are there different religions and separate sects of religion that each carry their own Tenets that oppose the rother competitors.

Instead of forming a new political party. I suggest we try to clean up those that exist. First, ban lobbying with cash. To bribe a representative with money to disavow the will of his constituents for cash to represent the highest bidder. Needs to go.
Whenever an elected official speaks in his/het official capacity. speaking the truth as if he is under oath with a penalty of perjury which removes you from office would be another improvement.
Elected officials responding to voters why they voted against their will and interests because of their, religious beliefs, their strongly held conservative principals is not an excuse to dismiss the will of the people and should be addressed harshly.
Like making a geographical change to start anew. You take your personal baggage with you to your new beginning.

As people that run to independent party but remain republican through and through.
Giving up that , "We the People" for Them the party leaders no matter what even if it chases you to the independent party . makes your political party views invalid and doing the same thing in the independent party to corrupt it is not an achievement.

An elected rep[publican can dismiss any constituents concerns simply by invoking his /het closely held religious beliefs he relies on to cast his vote to represent you. He can use fiscal conservatism to vote for his party leadership that was bought by the highest bidder to dismiss representing his constituents and they get away with it as long as the people let them.
To think that the FWD party will be any different with all the corrosive ,corruptive elements existing this would be like the people who followed Jim Jones as someone different so therefore better?

PPhew! I rest my incomplete case.

Neo Tuxedo said...

"This scepter'd isle, this shopper'd aisle, this kipper'd eel, this England! o/` Rule, Britannia! Britannia waives the rules! And Britons e~e~ver shall be cool~ o/`"
-- Archie Tipple aka Deconstructo, a possible Grant Morrison parody from Gerard Jones's c. 1990 run on Justice League Europe (whom Elizabeth Sandifer would be equally justified covering, and not covering, as The Last War in Albion wraps up its third volume with, again quoting Tipple, "all the pulse-pounding thrills of an epistemological debate!")

pagan in repose said...

They might as well call it the “Manifest Destiny Party.” That would really make what’s old new again for the American Aristocracy. And, of course their slogan would be "Manifest Destiny, Hoe."

Robt said...

By the way,

Justice Alito has a trigger ruling ready for the case if the FWD party is legal.

As soon as he gets the lawsuit case his reefer decision will automatically strike down the right of the FWD party because.

No where is it actually written in the constitution. The words Forward party does not appear in the constitution.

See, there is a difference between ruling on what is or is not constitutional and then ruling on what is not specifically stated by name and word spieled in the constitution.
Social Security is not there either.

My "I Promise Not To Give Your Money To Rupert Murdoch" Fundraiser.

I am given to understand that the Lincoln Lads are trying to raise one million dollars to create content that would "mess wit...