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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 01:55 PM

Democrat Party

Why do we let it pass when we are called the Democrat Party? We know they are demeaning us when they use it. I hear it in television interviews and democrats just let it pass. How hard would it be to correct it?

To be civil, we could pretend it was an honest mistake. Just a quick correction like you would if they had called you by the wrong name. If the situation called for it, we could even slip in a half-hidden patronizing or condescending tone.

It is so offensive. And it's aggressively rude. And we just take it. Why?

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rainin Oct 2017 OP
Wellstone ruled Oct 2017 #1
sharp_stick Oct 2017 #2
mreilly Oct 2017 #4
DLevine Oct 2017 #3
niyad Oct 2017 #5
BainsBane Oct 2017 #6
mfcorey1 Oct 2017 #7
Control-Z Oct 2017 #8
Deb Oct 2017 #9
bluepen Oct 2017 #10
RandiFan1290 Oct 2017 #11
California_Republic Oct 2017 #12

Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 01:57 PM

1. GOP Focus Group Tested.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:01 PM

2. Because they are like

annoying 10 year old boys who really enjoy watching people when they piss them off.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:06 PM

4. Exactly.

 

I am convinced they literally sit around thinking of ways to behave like even bigger assholes; how to develop the whiniest insults; how to sneer even more condescendingly, and how to piss away even more of their dignity (actually I'd say the barrel is empty there).

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:03 PM

3. Joy Reid always corrects her guests if they do that.

Everybody should.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:06 PM

5. I, for one, do NOT let it stand.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:06 PM

6. It's illiterate

Democrat is a noun. They use it as an adjective. It makes them sound idiotic, IMO.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:07 PM

7. Just refer to them as the Republic Party and keep it moving. The problem

with them is that they know shade because they know that Democrats will never fight back. That is how Drumpf operates. Name calling is a part of their signature means of opposition. To fight back is not to wallow in the dirt with them but to challenge them at what they know best.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:43 PM

8. I was about to jump on you for using it in your subject line.

I can't promise I wouldn't have backed out without posting, though, because I wouldn't want to embarrass you on DU. But it actually angers me when I hear it or read it.

Good post.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:44 PM

9. Smile and ask "You do mean Democratic?"

and keep asking until they correct themselves. I rarely get that problem twice from the same person.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:53 PM

10. They do it for two reasons. 1) It gets people off message

and that works because 2) people let them get them off message because people let it irritate them.

Solution: Donít let them sidetrack the discussion and donít give them the satisfaction of irritating you.

No shiny objects.

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 03:01 PM

11. Yet so many democrats like calling them the Grand Old Party

I call them republicons

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Response to rainin (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 03:08 PM

12. Bush used Democrat party In the state of the union

In the state of the union

And was challenged on it by a reporter. He claimed he didnít know.

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