Ann Coulter was recently on the Glenn Beck radio program. During the interview, Beck brought up the notion of a third Party. Coulter vehemently disagreed, saying that third Party movements are how nations die. Here’s the story:
Now, I mean no disrespect to Ms. Coulter, but she is wrong: third Party movements do not necessarily mean the death of a nation. Beck even provided her with a clear example: the Republican Party, itself. What many forget is the Republican Party was born of a third Party movement. The same is true of the modern Democrat Party. Although it didn’t become a new Party, it took over the Party platform of the Bull Moose Party movement, that of the Progressivism. When that happened, the old claims to the Jeffersonian heritage of the Democrat Party died and the Communist ideal took over. So, in a very real sense, the Democrat Party died and was replaced by a third Party by the same name.
But let’s go back to the example Beck gave Coulter.