One more prominent figure speculates on the possibility of more powerful third parties

A front page blogger at the powerful Democratic blog Daily Kos has posted a Sunday post – often the most widely read – about the possibility of a new third party movement, and his opinion on that possibility.  This is significant because Daily Kos usually has strict rules against speaking about third parties and it is a blog that gets at least hundreds of thousands of visits per day.  Daily Kos is joining the crowd including Newt Gingrich and the whistle-blower on Bernie Madoff who have speculated about a new rise of third parties.

11 thoughts on “One more prominent figure speculates on the possibility of more powerful third parties

  1. d.eris

    The article is also significant because it challenges the simplistic narrative of the origin/organization of the tea party protests constructed by both Republican operatives and liberal Democratic activists, who sought to tie them into the duopoly binary as quickly as possible. Rush Limbaugh also expressed concern this week that there was a potential for third party agitation in them. I’ve been covering the response of libertarians/third party participants on my blog this week. Many of them were quite disappointed by the Republican Party flavor of the events, while, ironically, many Republicans, on the other hand, have been talking up their non, or bi-partisan aspects, the booing of GOP reps etc.

  2. Hyrum

    Well if the big wigs start saying that third parties have a chance maybe people will start voting third party.

  3. Bill Lussenheide

    Indeed as the article stated, the Tea Parties were more of a Ron Paul, or Constitution Party grass roots flavored event than anything remotely related to the Republican Party.

    I find it hilarious that some Republican fan conservative talk show hosts tried to position themselves as “on board” the tea party events.

    Truth of the matter is, the PEOPLE led and the establishment followed in regards to this movement and event.

  4. Libertarian Joseph

    dailykos are totalitarians. they don’t believe in property rights so, therefore, their censorship of dissent just tells you that this is what they want government policy to be. To censor anything they want, as long as it’s things that dailykos oppose.

  5. Robert Milnes

    Interesting that this article anticipates a Ron Paul/Constitutionalist/Bob Barr Lib type movement-a 2008 do-over. Rather than a progressive/libertarian add blocs winning plurality 1912 do-over.

  6. Trent Hill

    “Indeed as the article stated, the Tea Parties were more of a Ron Paul, or Constitution Party grass roots flavored event than anything remotely related to the Republican Party. ”

    I dont think the teaparties had virtually anything to do with the CP. The Ron Paul people started them, the libertarian movement really pushed them, and then the mainstream “conservatives” co-opted them.

  7. HumbleTravis

    Well I know in TX that there were CP people at the tea parties, but I don’t think they were really “about” the CP any more than any other conservative group.

  8. Brandall

    Bill Lussenheide makes up facts as he goes along. Biggest fake and hack I have ever read. He barfs all over the internet, to sound like a big shot.
    He aligns himself with kooks, cause he see’s an easy mark. Lussenheide For congress Ca-45 HA!

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