After a short interview with Ralph Nader, the show goes to a panel discussion with Tim Dickinson from Rolling Stone magazine; Scott McLarty from the Green party; and Myron Ebell, the director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate change skeptic.… Read more ...
Scott McLarty is the media coordinator for the national Green Party. Read his full piece on OpEdNews.com:
The traditional spectrum of Republican-conservative on the right and Democrat-liberal at the left, with a gray area for moderates in the middle, belongs in the trash. The ‘centrist’ gap between the two parties is really an overlap where Republican and Democrat politicians are most enthusiastically loyal to corporate lobbies, with euphemisms like “Republican moderate,” “Democratic Leadership Council,” “blue dog,” and “triangulation” to describe them.
Featured prominently on the front page of the progressive news site Raw Story:
“This is a very opportune moment to tell people that whether you elect Democrats or Republicans, you’re basically getting a GOP agenda,” Scott McLarty, a national spokesman for the US Green Party, told Raw Story.
The Green Party, officially founded in 2001 with organizations across the country, has, like all modern third parties, been unable to muster up the clout to compete in major national races.
In his call for a third party, Thomas L. Friedman writes about a “radical center” between Democrats and Republicans.
But instead of a gap I see an overlap, occupied by politicians who, in the name of moderateness and bipartisanship, are willing to keep our health care under the control of insurance companies, send taxpayer-funded bailouts to Wall Street, compromise with polluters on measures to curb global warming and cede constitutional war powers to the White House.