The Republican National Committee is getting ready to approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the "Democrat Socialist Party". The resolution is as follows:
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. [ 1
To better explain why the Republicans are saying these things, we need to examine their recent assertions to get a better understanding of the evidence they are presenting...
In an interview, Representative Pete Sessions (R) said that President Obama intended to "diminish employment and diminish stock prices" as part of a "divide and conquer" strategy to consolidate power. He states that Obama intends to "inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system, if not to kill it." [ 1, 2
So the Republicans are suggesting that Obama is planning on destroying the economy to curry favor with the American people. Interesting...
Michele Bachmann warns that President Obama is trying to create an unstoppable power base: "And as the Democrats are about to institutionalize cartels -- that's what they're very good at -- they're trying to consolidate power! So we need to do everything we can to thwart them at every turn to make sure that they aren't able to, for all time, secure a power base that for all time can never be defeated."
"If you look at FDR, LBJ, and Barack Obama, this is really the final leap to socialism
," said Bachmann. "But we all know that we could turn this around and we can turn this around fairly quickly. We're still a free country." Bachmann is specifically pointing out her direct opposition to FDR's Social Security program and LBJ's Medicare program. [ 1
conservative commentator Bill Kristol agrees, "They should do their best not to permit Obama to rush his agenda through this year. They can't allow Obama to make of 2009 what Franklin Roosevelt made of 1933 or Johnson of 1965. Slow down the policy train." [ 1
So the Republicans want to warn Americans that President Obama might create programs and policies that are as successful and popular as Social Security and Medicare. Interesting...
And the economy is not the only part of the Obama administration's strategy that the Republicans and their 'Just-say-no strategy' are attempting to forestall. Nevada Sen. John Ensign and the Republican Policy Committee have already created a 28 pages of talking points to oppose the president's health care legislation which hasn't even been presented yet.
Rep. Eric Cantor agreed that there is indeed a healthcare crisis, but feels that the best way to fix it is to do nothing. [ 1
So the Republicans want to warn the American public that the Obama administration might actually do something to fix the healthcare crisis. Interesting...
And then there is that whole terrorist food preference thing...