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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The RNC: Adopting Ignorance And Provoking Their Own

Apparently, this "resolution" that the RNC is attempting to pass is not so much about "rebranding" the Democratic party in America as it is about trying to make Micheal Steele say something that he has already refused to.

Here's the meat of the text:

RESOLVED, that we the members of the Republican National Committee call on the Democratic Party to be truthful and honest with the American people by acknowledging that they have evolved from a party of tax and spend to a party of tax and nationalize and, therefore, should agree to rename themselves the Democrat Socialist Party.

Is there any other proof that is needed to show America that the RNC, as well as the Republican party, have completely lost the plot?

If this laughable resolution passes, they are definately paying more attention to Rush Limbaugh and the Fox"Nation" than they are the country they are tasked with representing.

This is exactly like asking permission from your mommy and daddy if you can call a kid a name at school just because he got the lead in the Christmas play and you didn't.

Moreover, this appears to be just as much about exploiting the inherent weakness of Micheal Steele. Sure, he's caved to Limbaugh in the past, but is he going to call the Democratic party "socialists" if this resolution passes? Only time will tell on that one.

The RNC's line of thinking ( or rather, not thinking at all ) is in direct line with statements recently made by Rush Limbaugh and Pete Sessions:

This resolution, if passed, will be nothing more than a distraction. The Republican party has consistantly played the role of the obstructionist and refuses to provide any substantive role in governemnt since losing power.

They can't even get the stimulus facts right:

Officials in some states say they are grateful for and satisfied with the money. Maine has had to lay off 250 people, but because of the stimulus it will be able to avoid more layoffs, even after discovering a new $570 million shortfall. "Without any recovery funds . . . we would be in a very, very different situation," said Maine finance commissioner Ryan Low.

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) said the state would have had to cut 7,000 jobs without the stimulus but ended up eliminating 1,500 mostly open slots. Maryland avoided layoffs with furloughs and by using an unusually large share of its stimulus funds in next year's budget.

In some states, layoffs are occurring partly because legislators are not taking every step to avoid them. Republican lawmakers in Missouri want to use less than a third of the state's $2.1 billion in flexible stimulus funds to close budget shortfalls. They want to proceed with cutbacks and return $1 billion of the money to residents in the form of tax cuts. Using the money to plug budget gaps, they argue, will leave a deficit once the stimulus money is gone in 2011.

It's not failing, it's not enough.

Masking the failures within their own party seems to be the primary objective of the RNC.

The Republican party, from hereon referred to as the Distractionist Party, has kept it's sights on countries that they perceive are plotting against us that they have forgotten about the people they were elected to represent.

However, there is the demographic within the electorate that agree that branding the Democratic party as "socialists" will actually benefit them in the end and perhaps bring them gains in the 2010 election cycle.

They're the "tea-baggers". The approximately 250,000 people that took to the streets with signs and banners and tea bags ( that they probably bought ) and shouted and cheered for the Fox"News" cameras. 250,000 people. That's about 0.19% of those that went out and voted in November. If the RNC is picking that tiny portion of the American population as those that should have supplication showered upon, then they can pass all the resolutions they want. It's not going to change how exponentially irrelevant they continue to become.

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