Grover Norquist, the president of the conservative anti-tax Americans for Tax Reform, is a frequent contributor to Politico’s Arena, a page where political notables offer commentary on the day’s big political story. With pundits buzzing about the GOP resolution to re-brand the Democratic Party as the “Democrat Socialist Party,” today’s topic is:
Multiple choice: An RNC resolution to rebrand the Democratic Party as “socialist” is:
A) Smart politics B) Dumb politics C) A joke
Grover Norquist’s contribution:
Socialism is an economic system where the state owns the means of production. Fascism allows individuals to own the means of production but the government will tell them what to produce. The federal government’s decision that the State — not consumers or producers — will decide what cars will be made should reassure Americans who feared that Obama was a socialist. He is not. He’s the other thing.
Another GOP leader jumps on the “Obama is a fascist” bandwagon. Is this the future of the GOP?