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Andrew Yang, the failed Democratic presidential candidate (of which the country has no shortage) has launched a third political party called Forward! (and then backtracked a bit and described it as a “Political Action Committee) instead. The media are describing this new political party or PAC as a “centrist” alternative to the Democrat and Republican parties. Here are some of the centrist party’s centrist policies that are centrist.
- Universal Basic Income
- State-run (“universal”) health care
- Private financing of political campaigns replaced by government-allocated “democracy dollars”
- “Human-centered capitalism” and “alternative measures of economic growth”
Bush-Republicans Christie Todd-Whitman and David Jolly have already joined the new whatever-it-is. I wonder which Centrist policies hooked them in. Perhaps Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Mitt Romney can join in all the moderate moderation as well.
The moderate centrist Forward party has already endorsed nine candidates in the 2022 elections, one Independent, one Libertarian, and seven Democrats.
The Forward party also “cites issues including guns, climate change and abortion as those that could benefit from a moderate approach” but has not described what that “moderate approach” would look like. I think we can guess.Published in