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'Progressives' Now Want to Have 'No Labels'

The group "No Labels" kicked off its first conference Monday at New York's Columbia University with just one label largely absent: "Republican."

The non-partisan initiative with the slogan, "Not Left. Not Right. Forward", is seeking to fill what the American people regularly tell pollsters is the vital center: a non-ideological space where the commitment is to getting things done. And its speakers—who ranged from Republican moderates like ex-Virginia Rep. Tom Davis to liberal Democrats like New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand—sang the praises of cooperation and compromise.

But the only Republicans present at Columbia University's modern, square Alfred Lerner Hall seemed to be those who had recently lost primary races, such as South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis and Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, or former Republicans like Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. No other senior elected Republican officials were in attendance, though a range of Democrats were present, some of them seeming a bit mystified by the bipartisan cast of the event, like the reliably liberal Gillibrand, and others whose clashes with unions - like Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Newark Mayor Cory Booker - have put some distance between them and their parties.

"No Labels" was initially viewed with skepticism by the two parties as a stalking horse for the third-party presidential dreams of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spoke Monday.

But Bloomberg, who stepped onto the national stage last week with a major economic speech, then abruptly said that "no way, no how" would he run for president, appeared in a dour mood.

But Bloomberg, who stepped onto the national stage last week with a major economic speech, then abruptly said that "no way, no how" would he run for president, appeared in a dour mood.

Read the rest at Politico (h/t Memeorandum)

How about they apply for a stimulus grant to build a time machine so they can go back to in time to....say...1859? I'm sure the leaders of that day would be more than happy to set aside their arguments about slavery for a while to give No Labels guidance on how to be less "hyper-partisan."

No labels? The founding fathers built this towering structure of glory that is the United States of America, and THEY couldn't avoid labels. This group of half-wits, who wouldn't have been fit to shine their shoes, thinks they've got it all figured out?

I know it sounds like I'm kidding myself, trust me...I'm not. It is painfully obvious this is just the latest pathetic attempt to rebrand left-wing politics.

They've run away from "liberal." They're apparently now running away from "progressive" too. These guys run away so much they could take Africans in a marathon.

These people are going to have as much success as the as the Coffee Party that never was. Nobody is going to visit this zoo of idiocy.

I know I know, "zoo" implies they're like a bunch of animals...



By the way they plagiarized the design...way to go morons. They should change their branding to a bunch of pictures of Biden...that would be fool proof. Aside from the obvious karmic retribution he wouldn't even get mad they're using his image because he'll be too busy trying to figure out why he gets déjà vu looking at it.