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Greer: RNC branding Dems socialist is 'stupid'

AP: "....Even as he called on a unified front, (RNC Chairman Michael) Steele was fending off efforts to strip him of some control over RNC operations from a small band of internal critics who say he is mismanaging the organization. He also was opposing a resolution — whose final wording hadn't yet been set but was expected for a vote Wednesday — in which Republicans would rename the Democratic Party as a "Nationalist Socialist Democrat" party.

Steele and others said the party should focus its efforts elsewhere.

"I think it's stupid," Florida GOP Chairman James Greer said of the name resolution. "These are trying times. We need to be serious."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:01pm]

    

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