Lilly Nuñez, a Highlands Ranch politico and state committeewoman to the Republican National Committee, thinks she knows what ails the nation. And it’s nothing a quickie name change won’t solve.
The Republican National Conservative Caucus will offer a resolution to suggest rebranding its donkey antagonists as the Democrat Socialist Party at an unusual special session gathering next week forced by right wing members unhappy with Michael Steele’s party leadership.
If you can’t beat ’em at the ballot box, bludgeon them on Madison Avenue, I guess.
So Nuñez and her fellow conservative travelers have penned the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the American Heritage Dictionary defines socialism as a system of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy; and
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party has outlined their plans to nationalize the banking, financial and healthcare industries; and
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party has proposed massive government bailouts for the mortgage and auto industries; and
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party has passed trillions of dollars in new government spending, all with strings attached in order to control nearly every aspect of American life; and
WHEREAS, the Democratic Party and its leadership have dedicated themselves to a new taxing objective of direct income redistribution which takes additional taxes from one group of people and gives it in direct cash transfers to another group of people who pay no federal income taxes at all; and
WHEREAS, the American people are crying out for truth, honesty and integrity in politics; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that we the members of the Republican National Committee recognize the Democratic Party’s clear and obvious purpose in proposing, passing, and implementing socialist programs through federal legislation; and be it further
RESOLVED, that we the members of the Republican National Committee recognize that the Democratic Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals; and be it further
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.
Chief sponsor: Jeff Kent, NCM Washington State
Cathie Adams, NCW TX
Jim Bopp, NCM IN
Donna Cain, NCW OR
De Carlson, NCW NE
Gio Cicione, Chaiman RI
Cindy Costa, NCW SC
Demetra Demonte, NCW IL
Linda Herren, NCW GA
Betti Hill, NCW MT
Ron Kaufman, NCM MA
Peggy Lambert, NCW TN
Willies Lee, Chairman HI
Kim Lehman, NCW IA
Carolyn McLarty, NCW OK
Lilly Nunez, NCW CO
David Norcross, NCM NJ
Randy Pullen, Chairman AZ
Peter Ricketts, NCM NE
Steve Scheffler, NCM IA
Brian Sullivan, NCM MN
Helen Van Etten, NCW KS
Solomon Yue, NCM OR
As Politico notes in a story this morning, “Exercising a rarely used party rule that allows any 16 RNC members from 16 different states to demand a special meeting, conservatives in the party forced Steele’s hand, and now the special meeting will be tacked onto the end of a previously scheduled meeting of state party chairmen that will convene next week at National Harbor outside Washington.”
No word on whether “Democrat Socialist Party” will roll off Colorado Republican Party chair Dick Wadhams’ loquacious tongue with any more effectiveness than “Boulder Liberal” did last election cycle.