No Labels – Why are All Their “Leaders” Leftists?

How about More Left, less right, forward toward liberalism?No Labels, the latest of many left wing funded efforts to drag the right into the middle and the middle leftward, is looking for you to help them spread their message.  But before you drop your values, abandon your principles, and jump into the center, you might want to know something about their latest pitchman, or should I say woman, Catherine “Kiki” McLean.

Catherine is hailed as a “Founding Leader” of No Labels, a group on a stated quest to fight hyper-partisanship, but she is promoting a middle of which she has never demonstrably been a part.

From the Bi-Partisan Policy center: (and here)

During the 2008 election season, McLean served as a senior advisor to the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign and frequently appeared as an on-air surrogate for the Obama for America campaign.

Catherine worked strategy for John Kerry in 2004

She was the press secretary for Presidential Candidate Al Gore.

Kiki is a former communications director for the Democrat National Committee, and has been a national Spokesman for the Democrat Party.

She was press secretary and adviser to Tipper Gore during the 1992 general election where she supported Gore’s role..and was on the presidential transition team.

So you would be right to question what this “Leader” considers the common good or the shared goals of a bi-partisan nation, when her bread has always been buttered from the left, by left wing leaders, and the promotion of progressive socialist policy, through hyper partisan politicians, willing to ignore laws and intimidate opponents to keep power.

Catherine “No Labels” McLean also has an extensive donation history, call them bipartisan Hallmark cards of appreciation with pictures of dead presidents on them.  And it is only Bipartisan if you mean “both kinds of democrats.”  But they are all democrats.  “Obscure” democrats like John Kerry, John Dingell, Dick Gephardt, Blanche Lincoln, Robert Menendez, Hillary Clinton, Robert Casey, and Kirsten Gillibrand.  In fact, the closest Kiki “No Labels” gets to an independent donation in the left wing firmament is Joe Lieberman when he was a democrat and again while he was still a democrat running as an independent.

So as you consider the notion that Kiki is promoting a new “third way,” away from hyper-partisan politics, just remember the company she keeps, and the candidates and causes she funds, and then ask yourself if her real motivation is to empower some mythological bi-partisan middle, or to continue pushing the center leftward by hiding the labels, or in typical Orwellian fashion, renaming them.

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2 Responses to No Labels – Why are All Their “Leaders” Leftists?

  1. Pingback: No Labels – Why are All Their “Leaders” Leftists? « Live Free or Die | The Daily Conservative

  2. archmac says:

    Um, she’s only one of a lot of founding members from ALL sides of the political spectrum. I don’t think anyone could ever call David Frum or Mark McKinnon a leftist!
    No Labels’ idea seems to be to get our elected officials to pay less attention to party politics and more attention to working for We the People…which sounds like a fine idea to me.
    If this were factcheck.org, you would have just earned yourself a rating of ‘Pants on Fire’.

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