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The Party of Ideas?

Nope. Not us.

At least that’s the message conveyed by members of the RNC by this ridiculous display:

A RNC member tells Roger Simon that when committee members meet in an extraordinary special session next week, they will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.”

RNC Chairman Michael Steele didn’t want the meeting to be held, but members exercised “a rarely used party rule that allows any 16 RNC members from 16 different states to demand a special meeting” forcing Steele’s hand.

Back in the mid-90s I started the College Republican group at tiny and uber-liberal Kenyon College. I remember going to the statewide CR conference that year in an effort to see how other groups ran themselves and to do a bit of networking to help our group out. I promised I wouldn’t put myself through that again after going through all the resolutions the CRs wanted to pass that pretty much just focused on verbose insults of Clinton and how he did things.

“Do you think he sucks?”
“Let’s vote on it!”

Just plain dumb and an incredible waste of what likely would have been another ridiculous weekend at Kenyon.

And you can tell whoever these RNC members are that they were those same type of people.

Not only are they imposing their will and weakening our Chairman, they are depicting the Party as reactionary, silly and childish.

The primary job of the RNC should be to raise money and recruit candidates. Not this.

This effort muds the waters that should be our message: namely explaining to the voters why Obama’s ideas are bad and why ours are good.

This isn’t explaining why ideas are bad. It’s namecalling. And it damages the Party.

Stop it.

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