May 15, 2009

Gableman lawyer vs. Michael Steele

According to, national Republicans are planning an "extraordinary special session" next week to officially rebrand the Democratic Party the "Democrat Socialist Party."

The resolution is, it will be recalled, the brainchild of one James Bopp, Jr., who is currently retained to defend the beleaguered Wisconsin judge Michael Gableman against State ethics charges.
When asked if such a resolution would force Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to use that label when talking about Democrats in all his speeches and press releases, an RNC member replied: "Who cares?"
You'd think the GOP might be a little more concerned with its own sense of party unity in advance of a ridiculous attempt to tar its opponents as a bunch of Marxist-Leninists. But no.

Meanwhile the leader of the actual Democratic Socialists of America, Frank Llewellyn, appears to have a much firmer grip on rudimentary political theory than does the zany James Bopp:
"It’s objectionable," said Llewellyn, "because they’re giving socialism a bad name by associating it with the Democrats, who are the second-most capitalist party in the world. The election of this president, sadly, hasn’t changed that."
Washington Independent


Rich said...

"You'd think the GOP might be a little more concerned with its own sense of party unity..."

Exactly! especially if they want to be known as the party of personal responsibility...makes no sense to name-call others (like sheep and Socialists) when your downfall and picking yourself up are your own responsibilty.

But i could be wrong. I often am.

illusory tenant said...

I think it's fairly typical for a political party to be in some disarray following an electoral defeat after several years in executive power.

What's a bit odd is the "Limbaugh base" working so hard to alienate moderates and, in the case of the GOP, fiscal but not necessarily social conservatives.