A Facebook Group for Socialist Sympathizers
Late yesterday, smart Republican Web guru Patrick Ruffini sent out an invitation to join a Facebook page that protests the proposed Republican National Committee “Democrat Socialist Party” resolution.
As conservatives, we shouldn’t shy away from calling out officials in both parties who have supported this unprecedented growth in government power as “socialists.” But… are you kidding us? The Democrats are called the Democrats — and the Republicans are called the Republicans. A meaningless resolution from the RNC will not change this basic fact.
Let’s show RNC members that the real grassroots of the Republican Party thinks our party has better things to do to regain our majority than engage in meaningless symbolism. The only ones who will be rebranded by such an ill-advised move are Republicans — as flailing and out of touch.
Let’s beat Democrats on substance and on issues, not by rewriting history.
This is a little harsh — the resolution only asks the Democrats, politely, to change their name — but it’s one token of the blogosphere’s boredom with this issue.