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Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:17 PM

Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third U.S. political party

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LOS ANGELES, July 27 (Reuters) - Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials will announce 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 system.

The new party, called Forward, 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.

Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party's first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer.

The merger involves the Renew America Movement, formed in 2021 by 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 founded by 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."

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-former-republicans-democrats-form-new-third-us-political-party-2022-07-27/


Oh, ffs! This stuff only seems to hurt Democrats.

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Reply Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third U.S. political party (Original post)
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 OP
calguy Jul 2022 #1
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 #6
calguy Jul 2022 #20
AllyCat Jul 2022 #2
mchill Jul 2022 #3
FalloutShelter Jul 2022 #5
Mad_Machine76 Jul 2022 #4
W_HAMILTON Jul 2022 #7
Mad_Machine76 Jul 2022 #10
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 #12
brush Jul 2022 #8
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 #19
Tetrachloride Jul 2022 #9
applegrove Jul 2022 #11
brush Jul 2022 #26
comradebillyboy Jul 2022 #28
uponit7771 Jul 2022 #39
NBachers Jul 2022 #13
comradebillyboy Jul 2022 #29
davepdx Jul 2022 #14
onecaliberal Jul 2022 #15
WA-03 Democrat Jul 2022 #18
onecaliberal Jul 2022 #24
haele Jul 2022 #16
onecaliberal Jul 2022 #23
TygrBright Jul 2022 #17
NBachers Jul 2022 #21
vlyons Jul 2022 #22
LiberalFighter Jul 2022 #25
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 #27
BlueIdaho Jul 2022 #30
roamer65 Jul 2022 #31
PSPS Jul 2022 #32
msongs Jul 2022 #33
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 #34
Midnight Writer Jul 2022 #35
JoanofArgh Jul 2022 #36
Raven123 Jul 2022 #37
texasfiddler Jul 2022 #38
Farmer-Rick Jul 2022 #40
traitorsgalore Jul 2022 #41

Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:20 PM

1. Has Andrew Yang ever done us any good?

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Response to calguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:24 PM

6. No. He's more interested in getting attention than actually helping this

country and Americans. The political system is dysfunctional due to gerrymandering etc but these people getting elected won't change that. The dysfunction is caused by one party.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:33 PM

20. Agree 100%

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:22 PM

2. Yang. I expect nothing less of him.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:22 PM

3. Ugh

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Response to mchill (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:23 PM

5. Double ugh.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:23 PM

4. Yay

Time to carve up the vote and throw more elections (likely) to Republicans, whom will just make things worse for everybody. Just refuse to vote for Republicans and elect more Democrats and the gridlock problem will be eventually solved.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:25 PM

7. Yang is as big a narcissist as Trump, Musk, etc.

He just doesn't have anyone that gives a shit about him.

As someone once famously said, "Andrew Yang should stop trying to make Andrew Yang happen."

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:25 PM

10. Yang

Is not happening.

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:26 PM

12. +1

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:25 PM

8. Yes, sore loser Yang can't seem to understand that...

a political unknown who's never held office doesn't have much of a chance to get the Dem presidential nomination, or the mayoralty of New York City.

Guess it still escapes him that he maybe should've run successfully for Congress or the state legislature first instead of TWO OF THE HIGHEST PROFILE OFFICES IN THE LAND.

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:32 PM

19. +1 Great point!

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:25 PM

9. Mr Yang like every narcissist: Vote only for me

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:26 PM

11. Bet it is funded by the right.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:43 PM

26. You know it. Yang is such a disappointment.

But I don't think we'll here much from them after this. They aren't even having a national convention until next summer, after the mid-terms. WTH is with that? Seems they'd want to make an impact before the mid-terms if anything?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:44 PM

28. You'd win that bet for sure.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 08:16 PM

39. +1,

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:26 PM

13. Great! If they can just rope in Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, then the crew will be complete!

"Tulsi . . . Hello, is this Tulsi? Tulsi, this is Andrew Yang . . ."

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Response to NBachers (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:45 PM

29. Those folks are voter repellant.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:27 PM

14. When it comes to the Electoral College: a third party...

is for people really bad at math. The Law of Unintended Consequences with reign.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:28 PM

15. Is Yang really a Dem?

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:31 PM

18. No

Not at all

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Response to WA-03 Democrat (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:39 PM

24. I mean I know he ran on the ticket, but what is his history?

Did he vote regularly? Which party?

I'm so tired of the attention whores.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:28 PM

16. They best start at local levels. Otherwise, they're just shit-stirrers like the Greens.

Every single successful political party in the US after around 1820 started at the local level. An most never got much past the local level, at that.

If a third party is eager to position itself only at the national level, without any actual policy or governance track record they can point to, then they're just playing spoiler to a mainstream political party.

The occasional Bernie Saunders or Angus King type is not the sign of strong national third parties. They are particular representations to those states or localities they come from.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:38 PM

23. They're trying to spoil for Dems.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:28 PM

17. Oh, sigh... paging the ghosts of Ross Perot and John Anderson. Ralph Nader to the front desk... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:33 PM

21. I bet they can polish up some leftover Lyndon LaRouche turds for a twelfth shot at the Oval Office.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:36 PM

22. Will its candidates take corporate dark money?

3 guesses and the first 2 guesses don't count.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:40 PM

25. Political parties don't work when formed from the top. There is no base.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:44 PM

27. +1

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:45 PM

30. No sizzle, no steak.

By the way, who’s bankrolling this flop, the Koch Foundation?

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:48 PM

31. Look at the election of 1912.

Dems will benefit from it.

We will get around 42-45 percent of the vote consistently under a 3 party system.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:53 PM

32. Another "no party" redux

Our elections are defined in the constitution as the "winner take all" type. Thus, there can be only two viable parties. These occasional forays into fantasy land are just thinly-veiled subversion to help republicans. For proof of that, just look at the two people behind it: Yang and Todd-Whitman.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:54 PM

33. one suspects a republican front group is forming,, not a third party nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:03 PM

34. +1

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:08 PM

35. "Dozens of former officials in the Republican administrations of" Reagan, Bush 41 & 43, Trump

plus former Republican Congressman David Jolly.*

"The party, which is centrist, has no specific policies yet". Centrist? Really?



*and Andrew Yang, who will be playing the part of Alan Colmes

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:16 PM

36. Alan Colmes LOL!

I think it's a bunch of Republicans who think the main party can't be turned around. These guys probably aren't authoritarians but I don't know if their policies are actually any better .

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:26 PM

37. The devil is in the details. Define centrist. Let's see those policies

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 08:14 PM

38. This is Bullshit and will only help the Fascists.

I would spread the word that this new group is against legalized pot and climate change policy. Repeat it over and over.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 08:23 PM

40. This sounds very Republican lite

All those officials from GOPers campaigns. The "centrist" label.

This is designed for disaffected GOPers who are now/were never Trumpers.

This will never attract the far left and the Dems on this board wouldn't be attracted to this crew.

I really think this will draw more Republicans then Dems away.

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