Amid the current political malaise, many have been speculating that a viable third party will rear its head in 2012. According to Ralph Nader, this “dark horse” might not be a new party at all but a coalition of existing lawmakers. What he foresees is a new dynamic in American politics, one where libertarian-conservatives unite with progressive-liberals on key issues, checking the power of the current corporatist regime that exists in DC.
Appearing on Wednesday’s Freedom Watch w/Judge Napolitano, Nader reminded viewers that, “authentic Tea-partiers hail from the conservative-libertarian wing of the Republican party that has been so disrespected and corporatized by the likes of Bush and Cheney.” In truth, Ron Paul is the father of the Tea Party movement. His followers have staged Federal Reserve and anti-bailout protests with an 18th century motif long before their activities were co-opted by Fox News and Palin supporters.
According to Nader, it will be the true progenitors of the Tea Party movement, the Paul-ites, that will forge strong ties with progressives and liberals on common denominator issues such as auditing the Federal Reserve, reducing military spending, and ending corporate welfare. “They’re gonna go after all these bloated, corporate welfare subsidies, handouts, giveaways, bailouts,” says Nader.
Ful column by Chris Hinvub of the California Independent Voters Network @ http://caivn.org/article/2011/01/15/ron-paul-could-lead-new-libertarianprogressive-coalition#