Socialism

The RNC just adopted a resolution that urges President Obama, “the Congress and the Democratic Party to remember what made our country great and to stop pushing our country toward socialism

From GOP won’t rename Democrats, after all – War Room – Salon.com

I wonder if the GOP realizes that for many people, the phrase socialism conjures up images of West Germany and not East Germany. For the millions of young voters who came of age after the Wall came down, socialism means:

  • Free health care
  • Free collage education
  • Six weeks paid vacation

For those people, calling the Democrats socialists is likely to have the opposite of the intended effect.