Cain first, now Savage among right-wingers calling for third party
January 10, 2013 § 1 Comment
Herman Cain was the first to call for a third party after the Romney loss. I talked about this in my sporadic email “newsletter” Mr. Bab’s Two Cents.
This particular e-newsletter was about the GOP dying out due to demographics and the young vote; that minority then-candidates (Rubio, Cain, Love to name some) were a good look for the Republican Party 2.0–the post Obama Republican Party; and why black conservatives should quit begging for the Republican Party attention. Conservatives were, rightly so, uncomfortable with the Romney pick due to his previous, flip floppy positions. A blunder of an economy and repeated promises won against not only the Romney, but, seemingly, against the GOP as a whole.
Now conservative figures are looking for an alternative.
Cain came out and called for a third party on Bryan Fishcer radio show. Cain said he’s sick of the political class.
I never thought that I would say this, and this is the first time publicly that I’ve said it: We need a third party to save this country. Not Ron Paul and the Ron Paulites. No. We need a legitimate third party to challenge the current system that we have, because I don’t believe that the Republican Party – although I ran as a Republican, I have been voting Republican for decades — has the ability to rebrand itself against the mainstream media machine that blatantly works to support this president and other liberals, and works, blatantly, to tarnish the brand of what the Republican party stands for.
I don’t want to get into what Cain said about the “Paulites” not being “legitimate” or how he’s been voting red for decades (this is a problem in itself, voting for a party which you don’t agree with; idiot). But remember he officially, shakily, endorsed Romney, after endorsing Gingrich first. (Remember, Cain wants to be a politician so don’t blame him.) He voted and campaigned for him! Go along to get along; shut up and march in lockstep; don’t question leadership, or else end up like Amash, Huelskamp, etc.
Now radio host Michael Savage is calling for a third party. Apparently Savage wants a King David to link the Tea Party and other conservatives.
We need a nationalist party in the United States of America,” said Savage on Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show.
You have the rudiments of a new party in this country called a Tea Party. They need to restructure their party. They need a charismatic leader, which they don’t have.
Now, I don’t want know what a “nationalist” party so I’ll refrain from making judgments. It gets better.
He goes on to say something surprising: ”There is no Republican party. It’s an appendage of the Democrat machine as we’ve all just seen. It’s two card Monte, as we all know. It’s a game being played against the American people.” (emphasis mine)
Has Savage recently came to this realization? Savage has finally realized it’s all a scam! The two parties really are the same! Thanks for the confirmation, Savage, and for finally seeing the light. Back in 2011 I listened to a lot of because he challenged the Republican Party but I never once heard him say anything like this. (Note: I am not a conservative.) Too bad he hasn’t been saying this on the radio or else he may end up like Brian Wilson.
Don’t challenge the Establishment.You don’t think Savage has been knowing this? I bet he’s been voting red for decades too, though.
This is all good stuff, and a few things can come out of this: 1) the Republican Party actually has a debate over issues, 2) they beat themselves into a bloody pulp and become nonexistent, 3) or a faction splits off to become a third party.
1) In-fighting is good for any serious organization. The GOP won’t even allow Hagel to criticize Israel, Ron Paul to question drug policy, Rand Paul to headbutt with Patriot Act and other anti-civil liberty bills, etc. without ousting them, but that’s after labeling them as crazies, anti-semitic, libertines, and radical. As you see, it’s better to shut up and go along with the get along.
2) Implosion is not so bad. The worse that can happen is the Democratic Party taking a strong hold of all governments for years to come, which isn’t so bad according to Savage and others who realize the two are the same. I admit we will see much more socialist and devastating policies from this bunch but it’s not like Republicans can tout a better record.
3) Two parties in a liberal country is close to despotism. After Mubarak, Egyptians have more a democracy than we do. At least they can name, and the candidates get coverage, other candidates. Gary Johnson, third party Libertarian Party candidate, received the most votes for any LP candidate–a mere 1%, over a million votes–and probably 90% of voters have never heard of him. As you may or may not know, the commission on presidential debates are controlled by the two parties. By mistake or design?
Now of course you have the two-party sceheme apologists say ridiculuous things like–”it’ll never happen,” “you’ll split the vote,” or some other nonsense. They’ll reference Nader in 2004 or the Whigs in the 1800′s or some other crap. Just remember these people are promoting a whole two parties in the land of democracy.
The only legitimate argument is the first argument, the feasibility of forming a third party. It is a tough task certainly because of the money required, rules and, most importantly, lack of media coverage that comes along with it.
We can only wait and see what comes about this new rebel against the GOP.
My question to you, the reader: Which of the three results would be the most fun to witness?
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