Republican, Inc

Forget the Republican party. Forget political parties at all.

Instead, create a for-profit corporation and sign up shareholders instead of party members.

In this ABCNews article — Whose Tea Party Is It? Nashville Convention Stirs Debate:

Convention spokesman Mark Skoda acknowledged Wednesday that [Judson] Phillips and his wife Sherry Phillips, founders of the for-profit Tea Party Nation Inc., will “make a few bucks” on the event at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. But Skoda questioned why that should be anyone’s concern.

“Have we gone so far in the Obama-socialist view of the nation that ‘profit’ is a bad word? In particular, if we’re using it to advance the conservative cause?” Skoda asked.

It’s  a perfect time for the idea of party-as-corporation.  What with the Supreme Court granting personhood rights to corporations, your political corporation has much more freedom to use the power of the dollar to advance your cause.

And it might be profitable too.  As a shareholder you would earn dividends and benefit from increasing stock prices.  The corporation would profit from sales of bumper stickers, lawn signs, elephant hats for conventions, tea sets for tea parties, etc.  A corporation is BETTER than a party.

Forget political polls.  We’ll just track the stock prices of Republican Inc and Democratic Inc.

I have seen the future of politics: it looks like Wall Street.  Will the government decide Republican, Inc is too big to fail?


P.S. a government of the corporation, by the corporation, for the corporation…