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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:52 PM

Jim McGovern JUST SAID IT! Chairing the Rules Committee, he pointed out to Republican Lesko....

...."I would point out that this is the Democratic majority, not the Democrat majority!" Then Jamie Raskin pointed out that FDR called the party the "Democracy Party", and then said something about Lesko not being able to pronounce the name of the party (I'm paraphrasing here)

But it was GREAT that finally one ours pointed out the stupidity of saying "Democrat" instead of "Democratic".

I'll be looking for the video later tonight.

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Reply Jim McGovern JUST SAID IT! Chairing the Rules Committee, he pointed out to Republican Lesko.... (Original post)
George II Jun 2019 OP
Ohiogal Jun 2019 #1
SCantiGOP Jun 2019 #19
Farmer-Rick Jun 2019 #28
trueblue2007 Jun 2019 #31
rurallib Jun 2019 #35
magicarpet Jun 2019 #57
brewens Jun 2019 #53
cstanleytech Jun 2019 #59
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2019 #49
lsewpershad Jun 2019 #65
George II Jun 2019 #30
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EarnestPutz Jun 2019 #40
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Eliot Rosewater Jun 2019 #2
George II Jun 2019 #5
DeminPennswoods Jun 2019 #20
gratuitous Jun 2019 #3
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True Blue American Jun 2019 #10
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George II Jun 2019 #13
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George II Jun 2019 #15
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George II Jun 2019 #42
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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:54 PM

1. GOOD.

I am beyond sick and tired of hearing “Democrat Party”. “Democrat House”, etc.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:32 PM

19. Came from Rush

And Trump addressed it a while back. Said he calls it the Democrat Party because it doesn’t sound good and it makes them mad.
Yes, he thinks he is the smartest asshole at the 5th grade recess.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:22 PM

28. That's why I say RepubliCON

Most time they don't notice but once in awhile one of them will snap it's RepubliCAN.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:35 PM

31. call them The Republic Party ....... sounds pretty goofy doesn't it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or if you really wanna get nasty. The Repukes or The Repigs.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:12 PM

35. maybe nazis?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #35)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:11 PM

57. Maybe...

Re-Nazis... or

Re-Pub-Nazis.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:37 AM

53. I'm using repedolican a lot lately. Our illustrious Idaho legislature recently killed

a bill restricting child marriage. 16 and 17 year old's could still be married with parental consent, but the pervs like 'em even younger than that

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:31 PM

59. I call them what they are which is the Repugnants.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:20 AM

49. Personally, I prefer the Banana Republican Party. It's more accurate.

Since they're trying to turn The United States into a banana republic, with hereditary ruling oligarchs (the Bush family, Koch funding etc); and rules that only apply to the 'little people.'

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:54 PM

65. Republicon

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:32 PM

30. The first documented reference to "Democrat Party" was the late 1800s, but it was rarely used....

...until Joseph McCarthy resurrected it as a slur for the Democratic Party in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

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Response to George II (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:24 PM

38. Figures it would be that bastard.

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Response to George II (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:34 PM

40. That mean spirited old codger Bob Dole used the slur throughout....

....his mean spirited old codger campaign.

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Response to George II (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:21 PM

58. In more recent times we can thank....

... Newt Gingrich for resurrecting the term.

Via WikiPedia:

(begin snip)
During the 1984 Republican National Convention, use of the term was a point of contention among the delegates.[27] When a member of the Republican platform committee asked unanimous consent to change the phrasing of a platform amendment to read Democrat Party instead of Democratic Party, New York Representative Jack Kemp objected, saying that would be "an insult to our Democratic friends;" the committee dropped the proposal.[6]

Newt Gingrich, in his efforts in the 1980s and 1990s to produce a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives, relied heavily on words and phrases that cast Democrats in a negative light.[28] The phrase Democrat Party gained new currency when the Republican Party, led by Gingrich, gained control of the House of Representatives in 1994.[3]

In 1996, the wording throughout the Republican Party platform was changed from Democratic Party to Democrat Party: Republican leaders "explained they wanted to make the subtle point that the Democratic Party had become elitist".

(end snip)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(epithet)

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:26 AM

48. There is a

video of an TV appearance of W's grandfather on an early Meet the Press or some other Sunday morning program and he calls it the 'Democrat Party'. The rethugs have been at it for decades.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:17 AM

51. It's older than that. John Connally used to do it after he switched parties (nt)

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:41 PM

56. I imagine Frank Luntz had a hand in somewhere.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:55 PM

2. FDR if he did that (can someone fact check that please) it would have been BEFORE

the vile filthy fuck mccarthy created the RAT by intention.

I fucking HATE republicans

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:04 PM

5. I'm going to look into that later.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:33 PM

20. Raskin cited HW Brands biography of FDR

"Traitor to his Class" as the source.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:57 PM

3. Shorter admonition to Republican buffoons

Please learn the difference between and adjective and a noun.

Makes me want to institute a literacy requirement for members of Congress.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:07 PM

7. Or having to pass the citizenship quiz



same as that immigrants do.

Either way, they could not.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:16 PM

10. Trump would never pass

A Citizenship test!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:06 PM

25. Should include a question asking the name of the two major political parties.

Anyone answering Democrat Party would automatically fail.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:00 PM

4. the Publican party always does

it, with a snicker.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:05 PM

6. This is an OLD Republican meme to distort the correct name of our party.

Right wingers used it when attacking FDR and Truman back in their day. It is an old and nasty semi-literate tactic straight from the heart of Dixie.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:08 PM

8. No reason we can't all start calling it the Democracy party.

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:27 PM

13. What I was referring to was the other hearing, the Rules Committee, discussing whether or not....

....they would approve contempt proceedings against Barr and McGahn.

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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:28 PM

14. OK - I'll delete that n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:29 PM

15. No big deal. Raskin is a member of both committees and has been running back and forth....

....that may be why you thought it was the Judiciary Committee.

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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:30 PM

17. I was actually wondering how I didn't see McGovern

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:24 PM

11. Why not ADD a syllable to "Republican"?

Let's start hitting them up with "Republicanist" or "Republicanite" and see what the response is?

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:25 PM

12. I've referred to them time to time over the years as "republics".

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:30 PM

16. Me too!

I do it 100% of the time. Every chance I get!

-90% Jimmy

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:39 PM

21. RepubliCAN'T Party

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:59 PM

23. 'Republicanner' is what a friend used to say

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:04 PM

24. Fascist would work...

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:19 PM

27. How about Republican't?

As in “we Republican’t work with the Democrats!”?

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:30 PM

29. Re pubic hair Party?

Well that's pretty third grade but...

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:14 PM

36. I usually refer to them now as the "Trump Party" or

the "Trumpists"

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Response to rurallib (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:35 AM

52. Party of Trump

The POT party. The Potty Party?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:32 PM

18. Raskin said if Lesko couldn't pronounce

"democratic party", she could call it the "democracy party". It was a great comeback. In fact everything Raskin said in the Rules Committee hearing was excellent.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:40 PM

22. I got distracted when he added his comments to McGovern's, didn't hear everything he said....

....but yes, he was great throughout, from all the politicians I've seen over the years on television, he's probably the most brilliant when it comes to the law and Constitution. He rattled off parts of the Constitution from memory.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:21 PM

67. Jamie is my Congressman

I love him. He not only shines in Committee hearings, he is excellent with constituent services.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:17 PM

26. Thanks George. It is about time that every Democrat stop any republican pushing that bullshit.

Thank-you representative McGovern



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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:43 PM

32. I prefer republican't.

Since they can't govern and can't get into office without cheating.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:44 PM

33. I'm a proud Democrat AND too smart to bite at this nonsense.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:51 PM

34. That derisive mispronouncing is one of my pet peeves. The signature tell of an asshole Republican.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:22 PM

37. They've been pushing that crap for too long for them to be able to shrug it off. They're trying ...

to rebrand us and steal our name to destroy who we are.

I politely correct my MiL every time.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:27 PM

39. I call them Republickers.

The party is Republican, so the members must be Republickers.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:35 PM

41. Chris Matthews 'used' to call them out on it back during the early Bush years.

Looking forward to the video when you find it.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:39 PM

42. I've seen him do that from time to time....

....the one I remember the most was when he was interviewing Darryl Issa, Matthews interrupted him mid-sentence and lectured him about the correct name of the Democratic Party. Issa was stunned and embarrassed.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:19 PM

43. This clip at c-span is less than a minute.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #43)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:33 PM

44. Thanks very much, that's exactly how I thought I heard it. Lesko was clearly embarrassed....

....and started shuffling papers.

I don't remember seeing Jamie Raskin before a few months ago. He's very impressive and knowledgeable. To pull that FDR reference out of nowhere was amazing.

PS - I saved that link for future reference, a great smack down of their childishness.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:41 PM

45. Bout damn time

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:45 PM

46. One local reporter used it in print...

I informed him he was either a deliberate asshole or stupid. He actually confessed to stupidity. (Yes, I still read the paper)

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:47 PM

47. There is no "Democrat Party"

The reason conservatives use the phrase, "democrat party" is because they no longer believe that America is a representative democracy. They don't believe in democracy. They believe in winning, and the very idea of "democracy" needs to be eliminated from the language altogether.
A favorite talking point from conservatives I keep encountering lately on comments threads is that "America is NOT a democracy, it is a republic."
Every time I encounter the phrase, "democrat party" I stop and tell whomever it is that they are not intelligent enough to be in the discussion because they are talking about a political party that does not exist. It works, too. They have no comeback.

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Response to GETPLANING (Reply #47)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:55 PM

69. I wish they'd screw up and use it in some official document or capacity.

Thereby rendering whatever undemocratic effort they were trying to accomplish moot or unenforceable.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:41 AM

50. More accurate to refer to the "Respublikanskaya Party"

...although it looks so much better in the original Cyrillic -- "Республиканская партия"

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:04 PM

54. I like "Democracy Party"......

That would make the republicans the "Anti-Democracy Party".

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:14 PM

55. They should start calling them the Republic Party...because fuck them...nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:18 PM

60. She is in a district

gerrymandered in 2012. Our party will need a strong candidate with funding to defeat her. imo

Debbie Lesko accused of moving $50K from campaign to a PAC that backs ... Lesko

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/02/21/debbie-lesko-accused-moving-50-k-campaign-pac-backs-lesko/361429002/

Congressional candidate Debbie Lesko last month steered $50,000 from her state Senate campaign to a federal political-action committee that has supported her in the West Valley race, a move one of Lesko’s opponents claimed is illegal in complaints filed this week.

The $50,000 transaction laid out in campaign-finance records underpins complaints to the Federal Election Commission and Arizona attorney general made by Phil Lovas, who is also seeking the Republican nomination for the vacant 8th District seat.

Steve Montenegro, who is also vying for the GOP nomination, also condemned the maneuver.

Lovas said the movement and use of the funds reflect coordination that violates campaign-finance rules.

"This is an illegal money-laundering scheme," he said. "They're clearly in violation of the law. They knew 70 percent of the vote would be in by the time this comes out. ... I think it's clear that there's coordination."

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:54 PM

61. Democratic is an adjective. Democrat is a noun. Party is a noun.

Adjectives modify nouns. Using a noun to modify another noun is grammatically incorrect. Then again, the leader of the Republican Party has a 77 word English vocabulary. Everything else he spews is Jerklish.
Joseph McCarthy began using the term Democrat Party to marginalize Democrats. If the Publican Party wants to align with Joseph McCarthy, so be it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:57 PM

62. Conservanazis

When a republikan starts with the “democrat “ Party bu$hit, I start talking about the CONSERVANAZIS. Then their panties get all wadded up about “name calling “. Conservanazis can dish it out, but they can’t take it. F*ck ‘em.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:58 PM

63. Conservanazis

When a republikan starts with the “democrat “ Party bu$hit, I start talking about the CONSERVANAZIS. Then their panties get all wadded up about “name calling “. Conservanazis can dish it out, but they can’t take it. F*ck ‘em.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:43 PM

64. Fat Donnie has used the phrase repeatedly,

both during his presidential campaign and as president. In a July 2018 campaign rally, he said that "The Democratic Party sounds too good so I don't want to use that, OK?" He added, "I call it the Democrat Party. It sounds better rhetorically." At a September 2018 rally he said, falsely, that "When you see 'Democratic Party,' it's wrong. There's no name, 'Democratic Party.'" At the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2019, he stated he liked to say, "the ‘Democrat Party,’ because it doesn’t sound good. But that’s all the more reason I use it, because it doesn’t.”

A history of the use of the term, going back to 1890, can be found in Wikipedia.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

66. They say 'Democrat' disparagingly. They know better. Well perhaps some.

I will refer to them as the 'Repugnant' Party'. and all of it's synonyms:

abhorrent, revolting, repulsive, repellent, disgusting, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, appalling, reprehensible, deplorable, insufferable, intolerable, unacceptable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, unspeakable, noxious, obscene, base, hideous, grisly, gruesome, horrendous, heinous, atrocious, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavory, unpalatable, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, dislikeable, off-putting, displeasing

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:20 PM

68. Let's be obvious

They are the Repedophile party.

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