Washington and New York Insiders Forming New Political Party
By spontaneously raising $20 million, the Ron Paul Revolution has
led Washington and New York political insiders to a startling
conclusion: many Americans don't want or need them any more.
Like any politician worth his salt, they have hatched a plan to get
in front of this new parade. If they can't beat the Revolution,
they'll join them (sort of). Instead, they'll blunt the trauma by
creating their own "third party". They meet next week on January
7th at the University of Oklahoma to hammer out a platform.
The list of participants in this new joint venture reads like
a "Who's Who" of America's most mealy-mouthed and non-ideological
pencil-pushers: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former senators Sam Nunn
(Ga.), Charles S. Robb (Va.) and David L. Boren (Okla.), and former
presidential candidate Gary Hart. Republican organizers include Sen.
Chuck Hagel (Neb.), former party chairman Bill Brock, former senator
John Danforth (Mo.) and former New Jersey governor Christine Todd
Whitman, William S. Cohen, a former Republican senator from Maine
and defense secretary in the Clinton administration; Alan Dixon, a
former Democratic senator from Illinois; Bob Graham, a former
Democratic senator from Florida; Jim Leach, a former Republican
congressman from Iowa; Susan Eisenhower, a political consultant and
granddaughter of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower; David
Abshire, president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency;
and Edward Perkins, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
If you haven't heard of many of these names before, don't be
alarmed. They have done most of their dirty work behind the scenes
of American politics. All of them are rather famous for not having
any strong opinions or taking moral stands. The group is
reminiscent of the failed putsch by committee against Mikhail
Gorbachev in August of 1991.
The log-jam in American politics may finally be broken. A well-
financed new political party may wake Americans up to a reality
beyond the two-party system. In their last ditch attempt to save
their skins without the use of force, the political elites may just
be hastening their own end.