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What's In a Name? Just Everything

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Hey, did ya hear the latest idea from Republicans to revive their moribund party. Here it is:

Demand that the Democratic National Committee – AKA, the Democratic Party – change its name to – are you ready for this? The Democrat-Socialist Party, the DSP.

Republicans May Ask Democratic Party to Change its Name
Republican National Committee member James Bopp Jr. says President Obama wants "to restructure American society along socialist ideals." He and others in the RNC have drafted a resolution to rename the Democratic Party the "Democrat Socialist Party." The proposed resolution ... calls upon the Democrats to be truthful and honest with the American people by renaming themselves the Democrat Socialist Party," said Bopp. He compared the branding to Reagan calling the Soviet Union an "evil empire."

After I stopped laughing I thought to myself, “Hey, wait, those guys may be on onto something.”

Stop and think about it for a second. First, there's no question that most Democrats believe the primary job of government is to provide for the welfare of those they govern. Democrats want to provide all kinds of public services; medical care, education, unions for workers.

So I say let's do it. Let's change the name of the DNC to the Democrat-Socialist Party. But only if the RNC changes it's name as well. To what? Well, since it's the socialistic impulses of Democrats that apparently requires this "blackbox warning" right within their name, then the same must be true for Republicans.

Therefore, Democrats will agree to this “truth in party branding” if the RNC changes its name to:

The Republic-Fascist Party.
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Now listen, I'm not trying to be a smart-ass here. Each party has it's leanings. Neither is all one thing or the other, but they each lean in a given direction. The Democratic Party is not really a bunch of pure socialists, nor is is the Republican party filled with fascists. I'm just following the lead of the RNC folks who thought this idea up. It's "tendencies" we're operating on here, right?

So, we know that fascism, in ts purest form is a government that favors militarism over diplomacy, corporate rights over individual rights, will resort to inhumane measures (also known as "torture) when dealing with real or perceived enemies of the state and fascists also like to give their countries nicknames like, "the Fatherland," "Motherland," or "Homeland."


So, fellas over at the RNC, I'm on board with your proposal for truth in party re-branding. So let's do it, and get it done before the 2010 mid-term elections. Because, I agree entirely with you that, when voters go to the polls, they have a right to know exactly what are the underlying tendencies that motivate each of the two party candidates on the ballot.

And what could be more clear and unambiguous than boiling the decision down to a choice between a socialist and a fascist?

Finally, a GOP idea I can get behind.
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Stephen Pizzo has been published everywhere from The New York Times to Mother Jones magazine. His book, Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, was nominated for a (more...)

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Great article, thanks for the first belly laugh of... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 6:54:44 AM
we could get the GOP to change their name to the D... by Jack Harrington on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:57:52 AM
Obviously these men have waaaay tooo much time on ... by sandy valencour on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:51:24 PM
 I was thinking the R's should change the... by B York on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 3:02:47 PM
Then the parties should be called, the  ... by William Whitten on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 3:38:08 PM
That's why I call them the Garrulous Obdurate ... by Dave Kisor on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 5:36:39 PM
OMGosh!Why the heck didn't I think of this??!!... by Dak44 on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 6:09:32 PM
"Don't you just love it when ANOTHER bril... by William Whitten on Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 9:09:45 PM
Williams post shows that America is actually split... by Stephen Pizzo on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:20:15 AM
I love it!!  Just like in evil Sweden!  ... by Bryan Emmel on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 2:30:38 AM