February 25, 2004

Bill McCabe launches his political platform...

The creation of the Federalist Party. We will call ourselves "South Park Federalists".

Posted by sheila

I'm sure there'll be an anti-Lucas plank in the platform, yes?

Posted by: Stephen Silver at February 25, 2004 03:04 PM

We'll officially call for a choice for the consumer, the originals and the special editions. I predict the originals will outsell the others by 4 to 1.

And thanks for the link, Sheila.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at February 25, 2004 03:42 PM

Gee, Bill - when I suggested the very same thing, you threatened me with pictures of Bill Paxton.

Posted by: Emily at February 25, 2004 06:13 PM

I thought about your proposal more and I think it's a no-lose situation. We look generous and magnaminous, and since we know Lucas will reject it anyway, it gives us an excuse to be even more thorough in our purges and Peoples' Tribunals.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at February 25, 2004 08:18 PM

pro or anti elf?

Posted by: Jim at February 26, 2004 04:17 PM

I remain anti-elf, but it isn't an issue the Revolution takes a position on. Unless, in 20 years, Peter Jackson tries to digitally add a Gungan army into the Battle of Helm's Deep.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at February 26, 2004 06:38 PM

Count me in. The new Federalist Party platform fits my philosophical/political stance. First problem--Who is our standard bearer? Second problem--half the party quit when we selected her/him.

Posted by: David at February 26, 2004 08:26 PM

This happens so often. People get frustrated with the ideological makeup of of the Dems and the GOP, and wish there was an alternative that combined the best features of both. Then nothing happens, because setting up an effective new party would involve a lot of hard work over at least a decade, if not a generation.

The only alternative that I see is a "virtual party", an organization that:

(a) endorsed candidates from other existing parties based of who in a given race was the closest approximation to supporting the "virtual party's" platform.

(b) made the general public and the candidates well-aware of the activities of the "virtual party".

(c) thus becoming influencial, and perhaps even getting one or the other major party to adopt many of their positions.

(d) Actually had a lot of the same stuff as a non-virtual party, such as national conventions, a platform, bumper stickers, etc.

Of course, some organizations are already close to this, but I can't think of any organization actually calling themself a "virtual party" before.

If you like this idea, post about it. I don't have a blog.

Posted by: Ash at February 27, 2004 11:19 AM

I'll be sponsoring total anarchy. After 6 weeks working in a heavy metal biker bar I have become convinced that anarchy and hi-tech barbarism are the only ways to go.

Posted by: Jim at February 28, 2004 06:29 AM