By Rich Kozlovich
Some years ago I predicted the Democrats and the Republicans were going to have splits in each party and form a third party. However, I thought would start with the Republicans instead of the Democrats because my view was the term "moderate Democrat" was an oxymoron, and there could never be a merging of the two. Make no mistake, there aren't enough moderate Democrats to make a difference, but there are a lot of foolish Republicans. At any rate I outlined my views on this third party potential in these two articles:
As it turns out, its being started by the Democrats who have found their party has become so radical and so extreme in their views and policies many were uncomfortable being Democrats, but they just couldn't bring themselves to become Republicans, or Independents. Why? Because they still embraced socialist concepts. But that doesn't make them moderates, and all of them have a screw loose, right along with the Never Trump Republicans.
As for the Republicans, there no longer was a place in the leadership for Never Trumpers such as John Kasich, Mitt Romney and others, or in the influence peddling positions held by George Will, Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg, and others, who would potentially embrace a new party with "disturbed" Democrats, (no pun intended, although valid) because philosophically they are in reality moderate Democrats who embrace the same concepts of big government as the Democrats, and just might come together and form a third party, totally embraced by leftists. Which is like being embraced by a bone crushing anaconda.
Only it never happened, until now. It seems I was ahead of the curve because now Democrat Andrew Yang has managed to form a party with disturbed Democrats and disaffected Republicans.
Over the last couple of days I've been getting e-mails such as this: Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party, saying:
of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a
new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they
say are dismayed with what they see as America's dysfunctional two-party
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.............dozens of
former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan,
George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Donald Trump; the Forward Party,
founded by Yang, who left the Democratic Party in 2021 and became an
independent; and the Serve America Movement, a group of Democrats,
Republicans and independents whose executive director is former
Republican congressman David Jolly.......
The party, which is centrist, has no specific policies yet. It will say
at its Thursday launch: "How will we solve the big issues facing
America? Not Left. Not Right. Forward."
Well, one of my favorite, and amazingly prolific writers is Andrea Widburg, who in 2021 noted in her article, There's nothing moderate about Andrew Yang, saying:
they need to rewrite that "motto: “Not Right. Sort of Left. Stupid.” I say that
based upon his “platform,” which is truly awful."'
Back in 2021 apparently they had "specific policies" outlined in their home page, but this new party’s home page has been washed of anything but meaningless phrases such as:
- Discover, Fearlessly seek diverse and new ideas.
- Design, Come together around sensible solutions.
- Deliver, Yes actually do something.
- Move Forward Together
And all that means what? It means abandoning traditional values and adopting any leftist philosophical flavor of the day that takes away your money, and the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. The left understands that, but this is designed to fool the public with clever undefined phrases.
However, when she wrote that article the web site apparently did have specific policies outlined, including:
1.“Ranked-Choice Voting and Open Primaries.” Both are horrific ideas. Ultimately, under ranked-choice voting, there’s never a clear majority winner.
2. Universal Basic Income..... Spreading a thin layer of unearned money across the
entire economy just drives up prices as the market adjusts to an influx
3. Fact based governance. Yang is in on both abortion and the promise that government solutions
will save us from this imaginary anthropogenic climate change. The
reality is that ideologies inevitably underlie governance......
4. $100 tax rebate to all Americans,
whether they pay taxes or not.
I followed him a bit during his failed efforts to become the Mayor of New York City, and the philosophical difference between him and the far left is they same distance between paper and a paper clip, only he wasn't in charge. That's what this is all about.
Now, the silver lining.
This midterm election for the Republicans is RINO hunting, as the base wants rid of them in the primaries. However, if they voluntarily leave the party so much the better. That spares the nation of having to hear a lot of gaseous and clabberous horsepucky from the left and the RINO's.
This will split the Democrats far more than the Republicans, and will divide their voting bloc. A voting bloc that would never vote for a Republican....ever. End result. More conservatives will be elected, so I say, go Andrew go, with your, Not Right. Sort of Left. Stupid, party. You do the nation a great service.