Let us begin with the first absurdity. The No Label party claims to be a midpoint between the Tea party and Moveon.org. The Tea party is millions of people who have come out of their homes and marched in the streets all around America and brought about the most historic change in Congress and state legislatures in American history. Moveon.org are people who have clicked on a website on their computers. A small but unknown number of people.
The No Label party cites the early 1990s following of Ross Perot as a measure of the number of people who reject the Left and Right in politics. Again an absurdity. Ross Perot's followers were angry at politics for a variety of reasons and they consisted mostly of existing voters as measured by political surveys. There is no evidence that they had any policy or policy wonk agendas. Ross Perot didn’t stand for any consistent policies.
All voters are in the category of the dissatisfied. As I have discussed before, the half of our population that does not vote are the ones who do not feel dissatisfaction with the political world.
Voters are the ones who are dissatisfied and try to organize their dissatisfaction into the two major political parties.
The Wikipedia list of proposals from the No Label people shows a stunning ignorance of what is going on in Washington since the No Label party’s founding in early 2011.
What is going on is that the Tea party is powerful because it represents the deepest American tradition of hostility toward more government spending and more government expansion. Being unwilling to deal with this reality creates a farce that is the No Label party.
I cite only three proposals to show their ignorance and absurdity.
They want Congressional pay tied to passing a budget. This was done in California and resulted in a fantasy budget being passed on time. The budget had many loopholes to be filled in the future. Any Congress could duplicate the shenanigans of the Californians.
They want a five day work week for Congress. Don't they know that members of the House have to go home to raise money on Mondays and Fridays? The proposal is politically blind.
They want the president to answer questions directly in front of Congress. This absurd Lefty copy of British traditions has been tried in San Francisco and the legislators fall asleep. It doesn't work.
There is a genuine divide in America, the Congress accurately reflects that division. Most of the people in the No Label party are Lefties who are unwilling to honestly look at the division in America because they deny the danger of an unlimited growing government and growing deficit.