Monday, June 8, 2009

European Socialists to rename themselves Democrats?

From the AP:
Right-leaning parties hailed European Parliament victories [on Sunday] as a vote against stimulus spending and corporate bailouts, pledging Monday to forge ahead with conservative approaches to the economic crisis.

The Socialists, who dominated the last vote in 2004, suffered a stinging defeat, barely clinging to the No. 2 spot.

"Tonight is a very difficult evening for Socialists in many nations in Europe," said Martin Schulz, the leader of the Socialists in the European Parliament. "(We will) continue to fight for social democracy in Europe."...
According to the Financial Times, some European socialists are now contemplating "possibly changing their name to 'Democrats'. The thinking is that a different title might help the group..."

Ironically, when Republicans last month proposed that Democrats rename their party the "Democrat Socialist Party", the DNC responded that the Republican proposal reflected a political party so devoid of ideas that it was resorting to "name calling" and "petty politics."

But apparently, European socialists agree with the Republicans' assessment that the Democratic Party and Socialist Party are one and the same - especially, with Obama now running the Democratic Party.

"Name calling"? "Petty politics"? I don't think so.

It's called "Change"!

"Change you can believe in!".....

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