Boutique parties

An interesting phenomenon happened this year. After Democrats stole the election for Biden, people on the right knew they were fed up with the ‘can’t do’ Republican Party. I watched this play out on Gab (the 10% of the population with a pulse). A guy by the account name of Liberty Lion started the MAGA Party, tailor made for Donald Trump. Hold that thought, Trump had never heard of it and made noise about the ‘Patriot Party’. So Liberty Lion chucked ‘MAGA’ out the window and became the Patriot Party!

Screeching halt again! Fickle Trump decides he’s not going to go 3rd party at all but stick with those good ol’ Republicans. So MAGA/Patriot Party never gets off the ground at all and just becomes some guy barking at the moon on the internet. Another good guy on Gab (Henryk Fantazos) decides none of these parties are Christ centered enough, so he starts the American Populist Party. Based on Gab founder Andrew Torba’s populist platform.

Evidently the Reform Party, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, Socialist Workers Party and Patriot Party weren’t good enough. So some guy on the internet is going to rock the world with his American Populist Party. That’s 9 parties I can count, and I know I’m missing some. 7 of those are “no counts”. They don’t count for a hill of beans because they are all fighting for the same 10% of disaffected people. The 10% of people who have seen through the farce and ain’t playing that 2 party game no more.

The trouble is, 10% in one party would carry some weight. But splintered up between 7 different parties, they’re no force at all. They’re a farce not a force. Nobody cares about your 1% or 2%. You get 10% and you’re wielding power. 15% and you’re into John Anderson territory (1980). Having watched this for 50 years it always plays out the same. The egos involved can’t begin to entertain the idea of joining together. Their pride simply will not allow it.

When I pointed this out to Henry in a very delicate way, he stated “that party is as active as a coma”. Well, Henry, they believe every thing you do, so why don’t you give them your time, energy and money, and maybe they’ll become something! Oh hell no. He’s going to rant, rave and bark at the moon on the internet and that’s going to solve the world’s problems! Maybe not Henry. The 2 majors are counting on people staying stupid. Let’s do the exact same thing again!

Published by Iowa Life

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