Forward, Ho!

There really isn’t much to say about the new Forward Party that we have not already said before about all the other attempts to make a new third political party that is neither left, nor right. The actual motto of the thing:

Not left. Not right. FORWARD.

And if that sounds familiar, it should. It’s BOTH SIDES. And that’s not a party, that’s an excuse.

It’s doomed, it’s a vanity project.

Forward consists of three never has-beens: New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and David Jolly, who was a Republican member of the House of Representatives from Florida for two terms, and Andrew Yang, who has run for President and NYCity Mayor, and has come up empty. They have no oomph in that lot, and amazingly they actually have no agenda.

The trick to democracy is actually winning.

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15 Responses to Forward, Ho!

  1. MDavis says:

    Then why don’t they just call it the Cokie Roberts party.

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  2. roket says:

    “Damn the icebergs, full speed ahead,” said the Captain of the SS Foward.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. osirisopto says:

    Libertarians United!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Waiting for Joe Lieberman to sign up.


  5. Stony Pillow says:

    Hey, hold your horses! They reject hate and support everyone living a good life.

    Earthshakingly bold stands, these are.

    With such a courageous platform, they cannot fail – they can only be failed.


  6. annieasksyou says:

    I find them really scary. I tangled on Twitter and had to leave when they said I’m just trying to scare them about the Republicans–they don’t believe me; one put up a “photo” titled “One party system” showing the happy family of Pelosi, Biden, Schumer, trump, and McConnell. There’s a video of Yang saying, in essence, don’t worry about 2024; if this stuff doesn’t work out, we won’t mess with it then(!). Tell me why I shouldn’t worry, TG, et al…


    • tengrain says:

      Annie –

      It’s posturing.

      They don’t even have a candidate for any office, and they will be very unlikely to even get any candidate that they do find onto a ballot.

      It’s really hard and expensive work (even getting signature gatherers costs big bucks), and then you have to do it again for the next state, and the one after that. Each state will require a lawyer, too, to make sure that they got it right.

      The American system was designed from the ground up to be two parties (and the two parties wrote the laws keeping it that way).



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  7. laura says:

    Hate to be that 3rd party pooper- but they do have an agenda- they are spoilers and they undermine elections and guarantee the election of republicans every time. They can all eat a bottomless bag of salted dicks.


    • tengrain says:

      I don’t know if that’s an agenda, Laura, but it certainly is an effect.

      Seconded about the bag of dicks, but I would recommend rat dicks.




  8. E.A. Blair says:

    They might get some traction in Wisconsin – “Forward” is the state motto.


  9. pagan in repose says:

    They might as well call it the “Manifest Destiny Party.” That would really make what’s old new again for the American Aristocracy.


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