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The USA Needs a New Party-- 'N'? 'D2.0'?

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This morning, listening to MSNBC news, I heard a conversation with Stuart Rothenberg in which he suggested there was a good risk the Democrats could lose the house of representatives.

I've written before about how Obama betrayed the people who voted for him by failing to embrace the power he was given. The same is true for the Democrats in the house and senate.

When you entrust power to a leader-- a president or a legislator-- and that power is not embraced and used effectively, with dynamic courage and wisdom, it is reasonable to feel betrayed and to rescind the trust you had given to the recipients of power.

That got me thinking about the need for a serious third party option, since both the Democrats and Republicans have clearly sold out the people of the US in favor of corporations.

I ruled out the existing third parties. A new party needs to be a fresh idea that has the potential to tap the really big dissatisfaction from disgruntled Democrats and Republicans.

"What about a Women's party" popped into my head.


Then I went to my email and one of OEN's managing editors had sent the managing editor team and I a link to a youtube video of John Lennon, talking to Dick Cavett about his new song, Woman is the "N" of the World.





Lennon quotes the co-founder and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Ron Dellums. Dellums issued a statement saying,

"If you define 'niggers' as someone whose lifestyle is defined by others, whose opportunities are defined by others, whose role in society are defined by others, then Good News! You don't have to be black to be a 'n-word' in this society. Most of the people in America are 'niggers'."...

While listening to Lennon play the song, with Yoko Ono and his backup band, I went to facebook. There, at the top of the news feed was a link to the same video.

Double serendipity!!

What about a Women's party? Two thirds of Democrats are women. That's a good start. A women's party could attract women and men who were man enough to want a real choice, instead of the duopoly-- corporate Dems or corporate republicans.

But that might not attract the other disenfranchised Americans-- Blacks, Latinos, disabled, other minorities...

How about the disenfranchised party? No, too intellectual.

How about the n-word party? Probably not. Too hard a word in these times. How about the N party?

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