‘No Labels’: A Label for a Post-Partisan Political Movement

The No Labels movement was launched this week in an effort to move beyond partisan politics and work together for a more effective government. The statement of purpose reads:

We are not labels – we are people.

We must put our labels aside,

And put the issues and what’s best for the nation first.

A promising future awaits us.

The goal of the centrist group is to provide a home for ‘moderate’ Americans who are turned off by both ends of the political spectrum. No Labels wants to put offices in each of the 435 congressional districts in America and build a network of citizen activists to call out lawmakers that align themselves too closely with their party’s ideology. They will also establish a PAC to help fund candidates that would make Charlie Crist, David Frum, and Kirsten Gillibrand proud.

It all seems a bit hoity-toity to me. What’s wrong with having core values and principles, no matter what end of the spectrum you’re on? I may disagree with hardcore Liberals on a lot of issues, but I can respect people that have developed their own political beliefs and aligned themselves with the party that most closely matches their values.

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