Forget a Third Party — Let’s Go for a Fourth Party!
Maybe a third party would be a complete disaster, but a fourth party could actually work. Sort of.
February 18, 2010 - 12:00 am
But the tea party is popular and has regular Americans behind it, right? Maybe, but how is it supposed to do anything other than sap support away from the Republicans, thus leaving the Democrats in power? Besides, it’s called the “tea party.” I know that’s a reference to the Boston Tea Party, but nowadays a tea party is something a little girl has with her dolls. Plus, we’re a coffee nation.
So get it out of your heads. You scared the Republicans good in NY-23, but a third party is going to do nothing but ruin us. There’s no way to make it work. You can plot and scheme, but it just reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Seinfeld is trying to switch from dating one roommate to the other, and he and George plot and plan and eventually come up with the idea to suggest a ménage à trois solution and … well, nothing works. It’s impossible. Give it up. It will never happen.
Unless … hmm …
Okay, hear me out: Maybe a third party would be a complete disaster, but a fourth party could actually work. You see, the liberals are already getting restless with Obama. They don’t understand that their entire ideology is basically political poison, and when Rahm Emanuel tried to calmly explain that to them, it only upset them even more (and even Sarah Palin, oddly). So maybe it’s time we give them a little push. Right now, Democrats are going to start moderating themselves, because they know they’re in for a beating this November and don’t want to make it any worse. This will only make the liberals even angrier, as they’re convinced the Democrats would do awesomely if they would just cram the liberal agenda down the throats of the American people. So we should tell the liberals, “You guys would totally win everything if you just articulated progressive views. Like, if you had a whole party of Alan Graysons, you’d be unstoppable. Also, I saw this guy Che4ever commenting on the Huffington Post that the Rethuglicans should all be locked up; you should find people like him and run them for office in your own party and totally win everything.”
So then the left wing will start its own party — probably called something like the “We Smart Party” — and it will be havoc for the Democrats, but the liberals won’t care because the Democrats were already going down and also because liberals are kinda dense.
So now the Republicans are just going to be sitting easy thinking the whole election is in the bag, not even caring to fire up the base. That’s when we start a fourth party of badass liberty that punches anyone in the face who tries to mess with our freedoms or touch our stuff. We could be like the “Don’t Tread On Me Party” — let’s see the liberals try and come up with a sexual slur for that one (don’t worry; I’m sure they will). Anyway, with the Democrats fractured and the Republicans caught off guard, we could actually succeed.
But probably not.
Still, it’s better than the third-party option. So I don’t want to hear any of your ideas about the need for a third party; that’s political death. But if the other side makes a third party, I’ll listen to the idea of a fourth party.
Though I’ll still probably chicken out and vote Republican. What do you expect? It’s a two-party system.