From NBC's Joel Seidman and Mark Murray
Backing away from an earlier attempt to rename the Democratic Party the "Democrat-Socialist Party," the Republican National Committee just passed a resolution saying the Democrats are pushing the United States to socialism.
The resolution stated "that the Democratic Party is dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals," and it urged President Obama, the Congress, and the Dem Party to "stop pushing our country towards socialism and governmental control."
RNC Chairman Michael Steele issued this statement after the resolution passed: "The Republican Party strongly believes that a government which spends without restraint, incurs record amounts of debt, owns banks and makes cars is not the right kind of 'change' America needs. Republicans are united in opposition to the destructive policies of the President and Congressional Democrats. I am pleased that the committee adopted a resolution that focuses on the Democrats' policies and their destructive effects on America's economic engine, rather than attempting to rename our opponents. The RNC and the entire Republican Party is moving forward with strength and unity."