A grouping of dissatisfied political strategist and donors are coming together to form Americans Elect (AE), which is not a separate party. This group is bipartisan and represents the moderates dissatisfied with the way our elective officials in Washington are dealing with the issues. It is the middle voice that is being ignored, but now wants to shake up things. They want to add a 3rd presidential candidate in 2012, but this group does not have a candidate. AE has raised over $22 million already and has ballot slots in 9 states with several other states awaiting certification.
AE plans to have presidential candidate convention over the Internet. This group wants to change the political process by making the presidential candidate pick a running mate from a different party. Now really, what good would that do? AE also wants to make primary voting more open through online voting and not have the primary decided by few voters (the earlier primaries). I feel they have a point here. I live in a state where the presidential primary is too late most times for my vote to count towards any of the candidates.
I heard Laura Ingraham this morning talking about AE. She feels it is just a moderate front to get Pres. Obama reelected. Her feeling is that moderates are really liberals. She could be right, but does this group really sound like they can be some kind of a game changer in the 2012 presidential election? Read more about Americans Elect here.
The Occupy folks have declared themselves the new 3rd political Party for 2012. The Occupation Party believes that the 1% elite run this country and that they are suppressing the government in meeting the needs of the average American. This new 3rd party wants to bring the running of the country back to the people. Here is the press release of the party platform:
“About Us: What is The Occupation Party?
The Occupation Party represents the 99% of Americans who want reform that brings back honesty and transparency into our governmental and political institutions in short, a return to government that is truly by the people, for the people and that serves the interests of the people first and foremost.
Why Do We Need A Political Party?
Some claim the will of the 99% is adequately represented by the existing political parties. But the evidence says otherwise. Both the Democratic and Republican parties are equally driven by donors dollars (corporate and individual), and are taking actions and supporting policies that benefit corporate and wealthy interests over those of the rest of us. Many of those actions and policies have long-term results that run counter to the best interests of the country as a whole.
That’s why a separate political party is needed to translate the energy and ideas of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% into concrete, actionable solutions to fix our nations problems. Someone needs to act with the needs of the people in mind, not just the privileged elite that funds our elections in order to control our policies.
What Does The Occupation Party Plan to Do?
Our action plan is a work-in-progress, and we encourage members of the public to participate in our forums and discussions about the best responses to the many difficult issues our nation faces.
Currently, our plan includes actions on three fronts:
1) Spread the Word, Tell the Truth
2) Create Consensus, Rebuild Democracy
3) Define Problems, Seek Solutions”
I said that many of the Occupiers did not really know why they are there. That nebulous platform gives some proof to that premise.
Looks like the Democratic Party should be more concerned about this 3rd Party than the Republicans. If this Occupy Party really gets going, it will be ciphering votes from the liberals and leftists which we know reside in the Democratic Party as oppose to the Republican Party.
Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised.
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I Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
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Today, November, 22nd is the 48th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I remember when he was a the Democratic presidential nominee against Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee. I was only 9 years old during that election season and thus did not understand anything political. All I knew was that Pres. Eisenhower was for Nixon, the VP taking his place and wondered why my parents were for someone else name John Kennedy. Pres. I was more aware of Pres. Eisenhower and Vice Pres. Nixon with no awareness of John Kennedy. One of my parents told me that they were for Kennedy, because he was a Democrat. I was told that we (my parents) are always for the Democrat.
On this day 48 years ago, I was 12 years old. It was a Friday in 1963. My junior high school (long before the change to middle schools) dismissed the students an hour early at 2:00 p. m. on Fridays. I walked in the house around 2:25 p. m. eastern standard time to my grandmother shouting, “They shot the President!” My immediate response was, “What President?” A few minutes later, Walter Cronkite announced that Pres. Kennedy had died in Dallas, Texas via central standard time. I still remember the sunk feeling that compassed me. I wondered what was going to happen now.
Philly public schools closed until after the nationally televised funeral. Along with my parents, I sat glued to the TV. I remember watching the suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald being escorted and then viewing him being shot. My mother could not get over it. She kept saying, “We just saw a man actually get shot on live TV! Wow!”
I remember the adults in my life loved Kennedy, despite the fact that he voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act. I think most are unaware of that fact. He was a Democrat for capitalism against the Russian communism. I do not think the kind of Democrat he was would sit well with the Democrats of today.
This is a highlight of one of my conservative Facebook friends. He is TEA Party activist, Kevin Jackson who wrote, The Big Black Lie and Sexy Brilliance…and Other Political Lies. He has an online radio program on Blog Talk radio . He can be found on various broadcast radio talk programs on Mondays and his Saturday talk show program on WGUL 680 AM. Go here for the radio details.