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On Capitol Hill, there is chaos. Well, to be more specific, there is abject terror on the left side of the aisle of late, thanks to the progressive left’s continued attempt to strangle the Democratic Party into submission.
This civil war has been ongoing for some time, but the battle over the latest round of spending has exposed a deep gash within the Democratic Party, and it appears as though some are simply ready to call it quits.
Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Monday announced he formally exited the Democrat Party, calling it the “right thing” to do.
“I changed my voting registration from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Independent’ today. It was a strangely emotional experience,” the tech entrepreneur wrote in a blog post titled, “Breaking Up With The Democratic Party.”
Yang appears to be fairly certain in his decision.
“Again, I have at this point dozens of friends and confidantes who are entrenched in the Democratic Party. I’ve been a Democrat my entire adult life,” he wrote, adding, “And yet, I’m confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing.”
And, with his own third-party reportedly in the works, Yang appeared optimistic about his political future.
“I’ve seen politicians publicly eviscerate each other and then act collegial or friendly backstage a few minutes later. A lot of it is theatre,” he said, adding that it feels “really good to be building my own team.”
“Breaking up with the Democratic Party feels like the right thing to do because I believe I can have a greater impact this way. Am I right? Let’s find out. Together,” he added.
Third Parties have not been a viable political option in Americans for decades upon decades, and there is little doubt that Yang’s maneuvers are destined to become footnotes in history.
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