Republican RNC member Jeff Kent of Washington state is running into some resistance to his proposed resolution “re-branding” the Democratic Party as the “Democrat Socialist Party” or “Socialist Democrat Party” or whatever the hell it is.
It seems even a maroon like Michael Steele can sense (yet another) public relations disaster in the offing for the GOP.
Party Chairman Michael Steele and others say the party should also drop the renaming resolution and focus on more serious problems. To avoid a party dispute over the renaming, Republicans were trying to compromise on milder language that would simply criticize Democrats for what they call socialist tendencies.
Some party leaders described the initial resolution as “stupid” and “absurd.”
Jeff Kent, a Washington state Republican who helped spearhead the effort, declined to comment on a potential compromise, saying he is still working to pass the resolution.
How bad is your idea when leaders in your own party are openly calling it “stupid?”
Stick to your guns, Jeff. The country needs to be protected from horrible “socialists” like me who advocate free, fair democratic elections, respect for the Constitution and human rights. I wouldn’t want to face a Republican Party that puts forth a logical argument about marginal income tax rates or health care, that would be too…logical. Your way is much funner.