Robert Stark at the LA Nonpartisan Examiner looks at who is behind the “No Labels” faction:
A new political organization called “No Labels” , founded in December, is seeking to appeal to independents who have rejected the existing two parties. No Labels does not take official positions on issues and claims that it does not intend to start a third party. They state that their mission “seeks to change the dynamics of our political culture and provide support for those politicians who will put their labels aside and work across the aisle to solve problems.” This may sound great but both Republican and Democratic Politicians have worked together to screw the American people on issues such as Free Trade, Amnesty, Bailouts, and the Patriot Act. Most of those involved with the movement support these positions.
The big figures involved in the movement are about as establishment as you can get. The movement was founded by Democratic Fundraiser Nancy Jacobson and together is run by George Bush’s former strategist Mark McKinnon. Bush’s former speech writer David Frum who coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” and referred to patriots opposed to the invasion of Iraq as “Unpatriotic Conservatives” is also a founding leader. Prominent politicians involved include Michael Bloomberg, Joe Lieberman, Evan Bayh, Charlie Crist, and Antonio Villaraigosa. The Organizations top financiers typically donate to pro-corporate democrats. One top donator is James Tisch, who’s billionair family bought CBS in 1986 and pushed it in a more hawkish pro-Israel agenda in regards to mideast affairs.
Full commentary on Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/nonpartisan-in-los-angeles/new-independent-centrist-movement-an-establishment-front#ixzz1BXU2mVVT
Views expressed in the article are those of Mr Stark and do not necessarily reflect the views of Independent Political Report