A Purple Party Our Local Middle-of-Road Blogger Can Join

Russ Steele

The Sac Bee Capital Alert has the story:

Ash Roughani is trying to form a political party for California moderates.

It has a website, a purple color scheme and, as of this morning, a very “Halftime in America“- like ad.

“Join me,” the midtown Sacramento resident says in the video. “Let’s turn a simple idea — the California Moderate Party — into a growing movement.”


“The Democrat and Republican brands have lost their luster,” it says.

Let’s see if our lefty self claimed middle of the road blogger signs up and becomes a charter member of the California Moderate Party. More importantly, lets see how many sign the petition from Nevada County to help form the“Purple” party. A 100,000 signatures are required. Willing middle of the roaders can do it online under the new registration system, according to the story.

More HERE, including a video call Half Time in California.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

8 Responses to A Purple Party Our Local Middle-of-Road Blogger Can Join

  1. stevefrisch says:

    Old news dude….I have been a supporter for more than a year!

  2. Well, it was enough new news for the Sac Bee. Now that you have signed up, I guess now they only have to collect 98,000 signatures.

  3. RL Crabb says:

    Both parties are losing voters, big time. The Dems are at 44%, while the Repubbys have dwindled to 30%, only nine points above decline to state at 21%. Unfortunately, the independents are hardly united. Some feel the two parties are already too moderate. Still, these figures do not bode well for the “establishment”.

  4. I say the heck with it. Let us install Parliment.

  5. stevefrisch says:

    I think one thing we can all agree on is that both parties are broken and that new technologies, demographic shifts and changing values amongst young people joining the ranks of voters, is driving much needed creative destruction in our politics.

    I’m proud to be purple–the reds are a caricature and the blues are still stuck in the clouds–the purples will restore order after the storm of ideology abates and we get back to actually doing the business of governance.

  6. Steven,

    One thing we can agree on, both Parties, D and R, are broken. The nation is in desperate need for some strong and effective leadership and I do not think that either Party is providing it at the national or state level.

  7. stevefrisch says:

    You will never solve the split, nor the need for effective leadership, by demonizing people who think differently than you do, which is the very premise of your blog.

  8. gjrebane says:

    Russ, in all this we have to recall that calling a progressive a ‘progressive’ is demonizing; calling a conservative a ‘conservative’ is not. And upon deeper reflection, that may be a correct assessment.

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