Friday, May 15, 2009

Democratic Socialist Party

(can't we all just get along? guess not.)

I hear the Republicans are having a special meeting next week. I imagine they will be doing some brainstorming. After all, between Cheney, Limbaugh and other assorted dunderheads, they have a lot of damage control to take care of -

What? What's that? They're not meeting to strategize about their party's total failure to understand the mood of the country? They're not hoping to come up with alternative solutions to the issues we are facing?? They're not going to find a new secret bunker for Dick?

Nope. They plan to pass a resolution re-naming the Democratic Party the "Democratic Socialist Party."

Ok, first of all this is the most childish thing I have heard in a long time. And I have a 2-year-old grandbaby, so I hear a lot of childish things.

Second, I am tired of Republicans trying to tell me what I should be afraid of. At this point, I am mostly afraid of them.

Third, there already IS a "Democratic Socialist Party" and they do not particularly want to bring the current Dem's into their fold. They say the Dem's are not socialist enough for them, which is an interesting observation that I'm sure the Republicans will ignore.

And fourth, if the Rep's get to name the Dem's then it should also work the other way around. How about re-naming the GOP the "Republican Poopy-Pants" Party? This is about as relevant and helpful as their suggestion for the Dem's. Plus I cleared it with my grandbaby. She loved it.



  1. Hilarious! But so not funny... I'm scared of them too! (And don't we frown when the grandbabies are such sore losers?)

  2. There are several variants of the left, in general under socialism, you've named democratic socialist, there are also social democrats and Christian socialist and the far left communist are democratic centralist or socialist communist. Now we all have more to read and the GOP to actually understand that there are levels to know and not a single pile of "poop."

  3. Lily: I know! I was hoping they would slink away in defeat. No such luck.

    Atlee: I must admit, I don't know that much about the different socialist parties. Most people have a pre-conceived notion of what socialism is (bad bad bad), and don't want to be bothered with the details (which might challenge their stereotypes). The GOP is very good at capitalizing on ignorance and fear.