GOP Dead-Enders Consider Officially Branding Dems the "Socialist Party"

It says a lot about today's GOP that a loose cannon like Michael Steele is emerging as the cautious voice of temperance within the party:


A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.”

When I asked if such a resolution would force RNC Chairman Michael Steele to use that label when talking about Democrats in all his speeches and press releases, the RNC member replied: “Who cares?”

Which pretty much sums up the attitude some members of the RNC have toward their chairman these days.

Steele wrote a memo last month opposing the resolution. Steele said that while he believes Democrats “are indeed marching America toward European-style socialism,” he also said in a (rare) flash of insight that officially referring to them as the Democrat Socialist Party “will accomplish little than to give the media and our opponents the opportunity to mischaracterize Republicans.”

Yes, if we act like lunatics the pernicious liberal media will mischaracterize us as lunatics.

Anyway, I applaud the effort. They'll start calling Dems a socialist party, the Dems can start referring to the GOP as the American Fascist Party, and with that elevated discourse, we can move right along to the right's wet dreams of civil war.

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