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Gabriel Topor and I attended the No-Labels convention in NYC yesterday. What an event! The No Labels movement is a manifestation of modern Whig philosphy, no doubt in my military mind!
Somehow the concept of bipartisanship has been spun into something that is a social, or socio-political good. MWP would like all to really think about this for a moment. Think about what bipartisanship has truly effected, empirically, and then decide whether it is a public good.
If I put my "Whig Zen-see" X-ray goggles on, I seem to be pushed to the following conclusion:
Ladies and Gentlemen, as we oft reference "faux leadership", or the distinction between true leaders and followers, I thought we might coin a Whiggy phrase here that exemplifies our general view of The Hill - LEADERS IN NAME ONLY - LINO.
Candidly, the clear distinction between leaders and followers didn't hit me until I went through the leadership course in the Whig Academy.I could feel it viscerally, but it wasn't yet defined until then. It suddenly became painfully clear to me what true leadership is, and that we were surrounded by faux leadership or LINO's.
Each election there are some who want to change how we elect the President. Specifically, there are calls to do away with the Electoral College.
I believe the Electoral College is a valid and vital concept. What I disagree with is that the electoral votes are awarded on a "winner take all" basis per State.
This last election has shown the continuing trend in American politics to do away with the "melting pot" of America.
We saw ad after ad target specific groups of people in an attempt to convince them to vote as a whole and not give individual thought to a given issue. Two of the more blatant examples covered immigration and support for Israel.
I am reminded of two terms from chemistry that are often confused: "compound" and "mixture."
November 17, 2012
Dear Mr. President,
We modern Whigs extend our congratulations to you Mr. President on your electoral victory. The Nation has spoken, keeping you, our President, in the White House, yet at the same time still electing the some of the "opposition" party to other offices. Our citizens are exhibiting a proper sense of balance as well as bold social progression that their representatives ought take note of.
Seeing as we are in the midst of the 2012 Presidential election, with lines in the sand being drawn between otherwise civil friends and acquaintances, I feel it’s appropriate to comment on an oft ignored issue that comes around every four years.
Friday, August 31, 2012
NOTE: This was post was written about two weeks ago so some references may be a slight be dated (as the first sentence will make blatantly clear lol).
Now as some of you know, tonight the Republican National Convention is going on and you might be wondering if I am going to talk about that in my piece tonight. Well rest-assured, I don't honestly care about that particular Dog and Pony show for the simple fact that unless you are a GOP faithful, you're probably not going to watch anyway and nothing ground-breaking is likely to occur.
Mitt's demonstrated little "Whigginess" so far, and MWP wont endorse either of the "corporates" in principle. We like TJ! This Presidential election is all up to you!
Yet, I am curious to know what members and others here think about it.
My first, and yet only, Whiggy take away was to observe that Ryan is, hands down, more of a leader than V.P. Biden. In fact, V.P. Biden represents the follower as self proclaimed leader more than anyone else in the mix, followed closely by his running mate.
A half-dozen states went to the polls this Tuesday, but today, all eyes of the political world were turned on Wisconsin. A two year ordeal of public demonstrations, litigation, legislative walkouts, and a series of recall elections in the state of Wisconsin has finally come to a close as voters turned out in massive numbers and voted to keep Republican Governor Scott Walker in office, making him the first Governor in American history to survive a recall vote.