Meet "No Labels" (Washington Examiner).
The people who attended the "No Labels" conference here on the campus of Columbia University really, really want the government to get things done. "So much partisanship, and not enough getting things done," said Antonio Villaraigosa, the Democratic mayor of Los Angeles who traveled across the country to join No Labels' fight against the "excessive polarization and hyperpartisanship of American politics."Yeah, I remember Akon, a guy who engaged in a live sex act onstage with a 15 year old girl. What a way to start a movement.
"Labels ... get in the way of getting things done," said Tom Davis, the former Republican congressman from Virginia.
The No Labels organizers even enlisted a popular rapper named Akon -- you know him if you like songs about gangstas, heavy on the n-word -- to compose a paean to getting things done. Although bad weather kept Akon himself from making a planned appearance at the event, his "No Labels Anthem" still received its world premiere at Columbia.
But when you look at the people involved in No Labels, all you have to do is say "liberal." Michael Bloomberg, Kristen Gillibrand, Charlie Crist, Mike Castle. All joined by alleged conservatives like David Brooks, Joe Scarboring and the contemptable David Frum.
Nice Deb even compares the mission statements of No Labels with the failed Coffee Party.
So what is No Labels? It is liberalism trying to reinvent itself. And wouldn't you know? The cries about "hyperpartisanship" always happen when conservatism (via the Tea Party) is on the rise and stands up against liberalism.
I'm not fooled for a minute.