Third Party Time? Yes Provided You Have $10 Billion and 10 Years!

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Law, liberty, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Technology, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , |


Glenn Beck-11-06-09-D

Glenn Beck-11-06-09-E

The American people speak:

Obama Sucks…

To run for elected office in the United States, a candidate needs what I call MOMMA which is the following:

  1. Money
  2. Organization
  3. Message
  4. Momentum
  5. Ambition

Money is the major obstacle and reason third parties never get very far.

While I am all for starting a new political party of conservatives, libertarians, and independents who advocate limited constitutional government, some very wealthy individuals, billionaires, would need to bankroll the effort.

I think it would take a minimum of ten years and ten billion dollars to pull it off.

There are simply very few people with this kind of money and patience to support the foundation of a national political party.

Keep in mind what you are up against by looking at the foundations that fund the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party:


“…This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the immensely wealthy charitable foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and causes. These foundations (sometimes called endowments or charitable trusts) are nongovernmental, nonprofit entities whose assets are provided by donors and managed by their own officials, who each year earmark portions of their assets for what they consider to be socially useful purposes. Most of these foundations can be classified under the following categories:

a) Community foundations, which build their endowments through contributions from many donors within a given geographic region, and typically focus on local needs

b) Corporate foundations, which are private foundations established by for-profit corporations but legally separate from the parent corporation

c) Family foundations, in which the original donor or the donor’s family plays a significant role in governing the foundation

d) Independent foundations, which are private foundations, usually endowed by one source such as an individual’s bequest

e) Operating foundations, which are private foundations that use most of their income to provide charitable services or programs of their own, rather than making grants to outside organizations

f) Public foundations, which are public charities that operate significant grantmaking programs

The DiscoverTheNetworks database currently identifies more than 115 major foundations whose political and philanthropic orientations are generally Left, and whose combined assets exceed $90 billion. Many of the foundations described in this section are so large that entire cultural and political movements can be shaped by a single one of them. (See, for example, the Ford Foundation’s role in underwriting The Open Borders Lobby.) The four largest foundations that consistently fund leftist agendas are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The total assets of this quartet in 2004 amounted to approximately $49.343 billion. Out of this, they gave some $2.448 billion to their selected donees.

Several very large tax-exempt entities — most notably the Tides Center, but also the Liberty Hill Foundation, the Shefa Fund, and the Proteus Fund — are pass-through operations designed to mask the relationship between donor and gift. That is, they take money from donors who specify the precise groups and causes for which they want it earmarked, and in turn funnel that money to those recipients, allowing the donors to not be publicly associated with the groups being funded. Such transactions are called donor-advised funds. (The JEHT Foundation, which closed its doors permanently in 2009, was yet another pass-through.)

As of 2003, the major left-leaning foundations not only held $51 billion more in assets than their conservative counterparts (those that consistently fund groups promoting individual rights, a pro-market stance, and limited government), but also funded the Left with more than twenty-six times the funds dispensed by foundations that could be considered conservative. With many billions of dollars at their disposal, the foundations profiled in this section of DiscoverTheNetworks are positioned to permanently shift America’s political dialogue to the Left through their grant-making power. Leftist activists commonly hold key positions on the staffs and governing boards of these foundations, and in many cases they serve on multiple boards. …”

Also, keep in mind the above is only the foundation money.

The executives of large corporations, law firms, and unions routinely write large checks to both the Democratic and Republican parties and their candidates.

This is why many conservative and libertarian candidates as well as radio talk show hosts still strongly urge people interested in politics to take over the Republican Party instead of starting a new party.

If you had ten years and ten billion dollars, I believe a third-party is the way to go.

If you do not, then you must challenge the leadership of the Republican Party, many of which are closet progressive radical socialists or big government types.

How many Republicans have called for eliminating several of the Federal Departments and a surplus budget?

You can count them on one hand.

The problem of forming a national third political party in the United States is what economists call barriers of entry and they are quite high and real.

Still, one can dream:

The Impossible Dream 

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Well, there are some good Republicans. Remember what happened when they called for closing the Department of Education? “The Media” can do a lot of damage.

The old media is looking like it’s on “the fringe” these days.

There are too many “squishy” Republicans – those who lean to the left.

Nice site… and added to my blogroll, if you don’t mind.

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