The GOP Purity Resolution

Remember when conservative members of the Republican National Committee tried to pass a party resolution labeling Democrats the "Democrat Socialist Party" and RNC Chairman Michael Steele succeeded in toning down the language to merely state that the Democratic Party is "dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals"?

Well, it's back--sort of. Jim Bopp, the same committeeman who pushed that resolution, is now pushing another--one that calls for "Republican solidarity in opposition to Obama's socialist agenda" and, perhaps more significantly, would prevent RNC money and endorsements from going to candidates who disagree with more than two of 10 tenets of the GOP's platform, prescribed by Bopp for the 2010 election cycle. Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson reports on the resolution here.

UPDATE: When asked if Steele will oppose the measure or work to soften it, the RNC sent this response from spokeswoman Gail Gitcho: "The deadline for submitting Resolutions for the RNC Winter Meeting is more than 30 days away.  At this point, we do not know what resolutions will be submitted nor what the final language of any resolution ultimately submitted may be."