Republicans: The Really Stupid Party (Part CCXXII)

Well, by the Holy Name of the One Who Was, Is, and Will Be, the Republican National Committee went and did it:>Jimmy Orr at the Christian Science Monitor: “Resolved, that we the members of the Republican National Committee recognize that the Democratic Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals.”Since Obama is not a socialist–at most he’s a Keynesian, and less of a Keynesian than many of us would wish–this is the equivalent for a political party of defecating in its own pants: something that two-year-olds do because they haven’t quite got the “you can control your own anal sphincter muscle” business down, something three-year-olds do when mad because it gets your parents’ attention and makes them upset, and something four-year-olds and up realize hurts them more than anyone else.Most disturbing is the absence of Republican push back from politicians and intellectuals. If the Democratic National Committee were to pass a resolution stating “Resolved, that we the members of the Democratic National Committee recognize that the Republican Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along fascist ideals,” Democratic office-holders, candidates, and intellectuals would be out there in angry mobs, denouncing the DNC as having done something stupid and false, something damaging to the party and destructive for America. And I would be out there with them, denouncing the DNC in terms that make my views on Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ira Magaziner’s stewardship of health care reform in 1993-1994 look like weak toast, or milk tea.But from the Republican side of the aisle? The office holders? The candidates? The ex-cabinet members and ex-assistant secretaries? The intellectuals? Not a peep of complaint.I hope it’s just stunned silence…If anyone runs across any Republican with even the slightest amount of guts on this issue, please drop a pointer to them in the comments…

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