The RNC is in some serious need of a shake-up. Recently, at a meeting of like-minded women, I heard from a insider source that the RNC is suffering due to the old elephants with a complete absence of constructive action plans versus new leadership with fresh ideas on how to move forward as a political party. Here is some proof of the insanity:
A special session has been called for next week with a resolution up for vote as part of the agenda. The resolution is to rebrand the Democrats as the "Democrat Socialist Party". This is not a joke. And, believe me when I tell you that I am not laughing. I am furious.
What the hell is going on? Let me be clear - any RNC member voting in the affirmative for this 10 kinds of crazy resolution has to be shown the door immediately. There is a Facebook page to sign a petition telling the RNC : Don't Pass That Stupid "Democrat Socialist" Resolution. That 's the name of the page and it is in the group section. Go there now. Sign up as a voice of reason.
Roger Simon wrote at Politico on May 13, "When I asked if such a resolution would force RNC Chairman Michael Steele to use that label when talking about Democrats in all his speeches and press releases, the RNC member replied: "Who cares?."
Michael Steele is opposed to the resolution. As the Politico article sited:"Steele said that while he believes Democrats are indeed marching America toward European-style socialism, he also said in a flash of insight that officially referring to them as the Democrat Socialist Party will accomplish little than to give the media and our opponents the opportunity to mischaracterize Republicans." Amen.
Why don't we just put a big ol' "Kick Me" sign on our backs? It'd be the same effect.
Chairman Steele didn't want the special session. The summer meeting is to be held in July. Nothing pending is so pressing that a special session is necessary. Other than the stupid resolution, the other two resolutions to be voted on are to urge Republican lawmakers to reject earmarks and to commend them for opposing bailouts and reckless spending bills, according to the article. Can we all just say, "DUH"? Is this the best they've got for strategy?
The RNC has taken most of the spending control away from Steele. Many wanted a "no confidence" vote to be taken on his leadership. That has fallen away with the takeover of funding say-so. The politics of selfish, personal aggrandizement is killing the RNC.
Too many old dinosaur elephants have forgotten why they serve at RNC. It is for the party, it is not for their own individual power grabs. All of this is petty and unproductive.