2016 and 2020 Presidential Candidate and 2021 NYC Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang is breaking up with the Democratic Party in order to found his own third party: “The Forward Party“. In a lengthy blog post announcing his split with the DNC Yang seemed wistful of the heady days of the Obama campaign in 2008 and 12′ but very clearly, the love is gone and his capacity to countenance the constant polemic theater required of his radical far-left colleagues for the cameras and chumminess behind the scenes became too much of a discordant duality to bear.
They Say It’s Hard To Do…
Yang wrote, “Again, I have at this point dozens of friends and confidantes who are entrenched in the Democratic Party. I’ve been a Democrat my entire adult life.
And yet, I’m confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing.”
Yang explained his reasoning in the form of a letter to his supporters, and in blunter fashion, it seems he was just plain sick of all the bullshit.
“[O]n a personal level, I’ll admit there has always been something of an odd fit between me and the Democratic Party. I’m not very ideological. I’m practical. Making partisan arguments – particularly expressing what I often see as performative sentiment – is sometimes uncomfortable for me. I often think, “Okay, what can we actually do to solve the problem?” I’m pretty sure there are others who feel the same way I do.
I’ve seen politicians publicly eviscerate each other and then act collegial or friendly backstage a few minutes later. A lot of it is theatre.
I’ve also had people publicly attack me and then text or call me privately to make sure that we were still cool. It just had to be done for appearances.”
Even disagreeing vehemently with Yang’s conception of a somehow ‘moderate’ version of socialism-light one has to at least respect that level of honesty. It’s refreshing. Yang’s new party launch coincides no doubt by design with the release of his book “Forward”. He published the introduction via Medium called “The Priests of Decline” in the text he drops at least one major truth-bomb that most any conservative or libertarian is going to nod in solemn agreement with.
“How will we overcome polarization and bring Americans together?” I’ve been asked these questions innumerable times over the past several years. The honest answers are “We probably won’t. It will almost certainly get worse.”
“Forward” The Party – Not Only Is Breaking Up WITH The Democratic Party The Right Thing to Do…
Breaking UP The Democratic Party Is a Great Idea Too
Yang may have truly stumbled onto something here that could preserve the Republic and actually force responsible governance back into Washington. (Relax, it has nothing to do with his policies or platform). The concept is that the Democratic party really needs to be broken up, Anti-Trust style if necessary. Coalition politics would force the different subsidiary branches of the terrifying unholy conglomeration of the off-moderate liberal, blue-dog Democrats (there have to be a few left alive), Progressives, Democrat-socialists, Greenies, Radical Feminists, and commies who won’t admit they’re communist enough to join CPUSA to actually compromise instead of uniting fitfully under the “orange man bad!” banner.
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) October 5, 2021
So where does Yang’s new party land on the political spectrum? Well… it’s kind of weird. As referred to earlier, ‘socialist light comes to mind, just check out the official “Core Values” of Yang’s “Forward Party”.
It Isn’t Always A Bad Thing…
Similarly, the reform of the Republican Party is long overdue, a great first step would be to assert the America-First movement as the guiding dictum and then casting out the remnants of the Bush-Cheney era Romney-file, Neo-Conservative RINO’s (Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Mitt Romney et. al.) who can spin off as their own milquetoast, caffeine-free, zero-carb, moderate-friendly party. We already have the Libertarians and Constitution Party as the far-right flank of the party coalition, and yes we love them, but they actually are crazy (we checked). Either way, we’re not about to vote for him, but Yang waking up and realizing the rest of the DNC was not in his corner is a healthy thing and as a nation, we need more of that. The time for two parties is over, and it’s better to see the parties breaking up than the country