Considering the degree to which the Republicans are being rejected by most Americans outside of the south and Mormon belt, one would think that they might be trying to reevaluate their policies in the hopes of obtaining more support. With the Republican Party moving to the extreme right wing, I doubt we have ever had a major political party which has been so wrong on virtually every issue. Instead of trying to come up with rational answers to today’s problems to replace their failed policies, a group of Republicans has decided to stick with the one thing that Republicans do best: name calling.
The Politco reports that a faction of the Republican National Committee has proposed renaming the Democratic Party the Democrat Socialist Party. Note that these are members of the RNC, once again showing that there is no longer a real distinction between the kooks of the right wing and the Republican Party.
There are three problems with this plan:
- The Republican Party has no say over what the Democratic Party is named, even though they have not gotten the name right for years with their mistaken idea that they are being clever by calling it the Democrat as opposed to the Democratic Party.
- The Democratic Party does not support socialism. Besides, the Republicans have no business positioning themselves as supporters of the free market. As libertarian Will Wilkinson has pointed out, “the great success of the GOP over the last eight years has been to destroy the reputation of free markets and limited government by deploying its rhetoric and then doing the opposite.”
- The more Republicans claim that Democrats are socialists and attack socialists, the more American voters start thinking that socialism is something desirable, as a recent poll has demonstrated.