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“No Labels” Group meets … or why I would prefer you not call me a lefty

If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh.

If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration:

We are not labels – we are people.

We care deeply about our country.

We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics.

We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges.

We are Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

If you cut me do I not bleed? Do I not put my pants on one leg at a time? Am I not a person with feelings? Ok … moving along now … it’s the last part that makes me “worry”.

We believe that together we can make the future better and brighter — and give us what we all deserve — a government and a political system that works — one driven by shared purpose and common sense.

We believe our politics can change, so that government will work again and produce better results.

And yet, we have a crisis of governance – A crisis that compels us to work together to move America forward.

Set aside the fact that this sounds like a high school student’s valedictorian speech, I find it a bit unusual that after 8 years of personal and political attacks, replete with hate speech against “W”, produced no such outrage. No, it’s only after the young President’s incompetence and inexperience becomes blatantly obvious, that a “No Labels” group decides to ride to the rescue.

And lest you think this is a true coalition, read the speaker list my little hostage takers:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Congressman Bob Inglis
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Congressman Tom Davis
David Brooks
Joe Scarborough
Mika Brzezinski
Senator Joe Lieberman
Senator Evan Bayh
Senator Joe Manchin
David Gergen
Governor Charlie Crist
Lt Governor Abel Maldonado
Congressman Michael Castle
Ellen Freidin

I’m still not sure who the Republicans are; Michael “don’t eat that salt” Bloomberg, Charlie “that Obamacare is swell” Crist? Or maybe it’s Joe “No tax cuts for the rich” Scarborough. Maybe these people are calling themselves no labels because they are former Republicans turned liberal.

A true coalition would be a gathering of people who truly believe in smaller government, a less intrusive government with people who are dedicated to the Nanny State and letting them lock horns. Now, that would impress me.

Exit question: So if you were writing a slogan for them, what would it be.

Jim Geraghty already tweeted his best. “No Labels: When you don’t want to give up your liberal positions but are tired of people calling you a liberal.” Now it’s your turn.

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12 Responses to "“No Labels” Group meets … or why I would prefer you not call me a lefty"

  1. Lynn says:

    Oh Please, I love it lose the election and cry like babies. Why would they have labels, they have no clothes.

  2. Plainvillian says:

    What happened to pride in ones convictions or is that now only the the property of the Tea Party folks?

    This is the ultimate expression of political correctness.  Political correctness is the linguistic construct advanced by academics and politicians that would try to convince any thinking adult that one can pick up a warm wet fecal deposit by the clean end.

    Exit question:  If these are the leaders, who is following?

  3. JollyRoger says:

    No labels for THEM, Hostage Takers & Tea Baggers for you.

  4. winnie888 says:

    "No Labels…because we've bashed conservatives so often that now it's coming back to bite us in our collective, socialist rear-ends."

    This can only prove to be entertaining in the future…Seriously? Joe Get-Out-Of-My-Airport Scarborough?  The poster child for tolerance?  As you like to say, Jim, "awesomely AWEsome"….hee hee hee!

  5. winnie888 says:

    An afterthought:  Why can't we call them lefties?  They've worked SO hard for that title.

  6. Lynn says:

    Winne888, You win, love it! Does that time actually read 3:24 AM? I can't even think that well during working hours. Are you related to Einstein?

  7. Anne-EH says:

    Morning Jim AGAIN! :)=^..^=

    I had posted your excellent article over at Free Republic, and it got over at least 20 posting responses. Here it is:
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2642324/
    ENJOY Jim! :)=^..^=

     

  8. Marilyn says:

    Don't call me a Marxist, I won't call you a Teabagger.   Just call us People.  We are all People, even the polar bears. Ha, Ha, Ha! 

  9. winnie888 says:

    Wow, Lynn…The only way I'm related to Einstein is the possible ADD connection…lol  But thanks for the compliment.  And yesssssss…I was actually wide awake at 2:30 a.m. today.  Thanks for the vote!  :)

  10. phil says:

    So, I can't call myself an old, straight, white guy who puts his pants on both legs at once?  Shucks.

  11. GdavidH says:

    Seems to me after reading the story and the comment section that we all actually know exactly who these people are.

     If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, I'm OK with calling it fowl.

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