PROVING POSNER RIGHT…. The Republican Party doesn’t have an economic policy. Or a coherent foreign policy. It’s more than a little fuzzy when it comes to health care, energy, the environment, and education.

But the shrinking GOP has invested quite a bit of time and energy into coming up with a new name for Democrats. Roger Simon reports:

A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.”

Notice, these clowns can’t even get the grammar right. The “Democratic Socialist Party” would merely be moronic; the “Democrat Socialist Party” is both moronic and an insult to the English language.

Regardless, the effort is a breakthrough moment in political inanity. Members of the Republican National Committee are holding a special meeting so they can officially ask Democrats to change the name of their political party to something Republicans prefer. In fact, the resolution, which might as well have been written in crayon, concludes that the RNC is “calling on” the Democratic Party to embrace the GOP-endorsed name. It adds that Democrats “should agree” to the re-naming.

If Democrats disagree, the RNC has promised to stomp its feet and hold its breath.

If you’re thinking the RNC might need a “time out,” we’re on the same page.

Richard Posner, a well-known conservative and Reagan-appointed federal judge, argued this week that “conservative intellectuals” no longer have a political party. For some reason, the Republican National Committee appears anxious to prove Posner right.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.