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No Labels reeks of astroturf

No Labels is run by two major lobbyists with the backing of Mayor Bloomberg and other elites. I slammed them last week for their mushy ill-defined centrism.

The New York Times just slammed them too.

The notion that civility and nominal bipartisanship would accomplish any of the heavy lifting required to rebuild America is childish magical thinking, and, worse, a mindless distraction from the real work before the nation.

No Labels is a deliberate smoke screen from corporate backed interests in both parties. “Can’t we all just get along,” is the theme. But don’t be asking any pesky questions about corruption because No Labels sure doesn’t encourage that. Play no attention to the manipulation behind the curtain, they say, just stop all your silly political squabbling and all will be well.

I originally thought No Labels was clueless if well-meaning. But it now seems a deliberate, cynical attempt to head off the rising anger in this country with mushy sentiments that will accomplish precisely nothing. How convenient for the elites – who are the ones who started No Labels. They want you to think it’s grassroots. Nothing could be further from the truth. The only thing that is unclear is their actual agenda.

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