Marching Toward the Dustbin of History

Republicans in Congress have come to their senses about officially labeling the Democratic Party as the “Democratic Socialist Party.”

Members of the Republican National Committee appear to have reached a compromise that would let GOP leaders avoid a possible dispute over a controversial resolution that calls on Democrats to re-name their party the “Democrat Socialist party.”

Steele has come out against the resolution, calling it “not an appropriate way to express our views on the issues of the day.” One of Steele’s allies on the committee, Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer, told CNN the resolution is “stupid” and “ridiculous.”

However, New Jersey committeeman David Norcross, one of the sponsors of the resolution, told CNN the language is being massaged so that Steele and others on the committee will be more receptive.

“The language is being changed so that the proposers and chairman Steele are on the same page,” Norcross said.

He said that as of Tuesday afternoon, the chairman of the RNC Standing Committee on Resolutions had changed the language to “condemn the Democrats’ march to socialism” instead of “talking about the ‘Democrat Socialist’ party.”

Good going, guys! But you might want to massage for just a little longer, because the American people are mostly quite satisfied with the direction the Democrats are marching in (emphasis mine):

As the Republican Party condemns what they call the Democrats’ ‘march to socialism’, a new national poll indicates that most Americans believe President Barack Obama’s policies would move the country in the right direction.

Sixty-three percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday say they think the policies being proposed by the President would push the nation in the right direction, with 35 percent saying those policies would send the country in the wrong direction.

But the poll suggests that Americans don’t feel the same way about the Republicans. Thirty-nine percent of those questioned say that the policies of GOP Congressional leaders would move the country in the right direction, with a slight majority, 53 percent, saying Republican proposals would move the nation in the wrong direction.

“The poll indicates that some of Obama’s popularity is rubbing off on congressional Democrats,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Even though Nancy Pelosi has a low approval rating and Harry Reid is facing some low numbers in polls taken in his home state, 57 percent think that the policies of the Democratic leaders in Congress would move the country in the right direction. That’s not good news for the GOP.”

One Response to “Marching Toward the Dustbin of History”

  1. Jack Jodell says:

    I guess I’m in the minority. I WANT us to constantly be at war, enriching all the military contractors. I WANT prisoners to be tortured. I WANT jobs to go overseas. I WANT wages here to stay the same or even get lowered. I WANT more huge tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year, especially those making more than a million a year! I WANT only well-to-do people to have health insurance, and I DON’T want everyone covered, especially if it’s going to be administered by the government. What am I? I’m either insane, a conservative Republican, or both.
    Seriously, I want the opposite of what I’ve said above. The Republicans just don’t get it, and they just don’t care. They should change their mascot from an elephant to a pig (for how selfish and short-sighted they are), or a dinosaur (for how out of date their philosophy is).

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