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Tue Jan 30, 2018, 10:58 AM

Is anyone else out there irritated by how Republicans have continued to call us the "Democrat" Party

It makes me angry that such obvious disrespect is allowed during interviews without being corrected. I know we've come up with various counter-logisms such as "Repubs" and "Rethugs" etc, but I'd like to suggest something more subtle to get their goat. From now on I'm referring to the GOP as the "Republic Party." Join me and let's watch heads explode if it starts to be used by Democrats every time they give interviews.

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Reply Is anyone else out there irritated by how Republicans have continued to call us the "Democrat" Party (Original post)
Nitram Jan 2018 OP
Cary Jan 2018 #1
Nitram Jan 2018 #6
brucefan Jan 2018 #2
brucefan Jan 2018 #3
Nitram Jan 2018 #5
Turbineguy Jan 2018 #4
unblock Jan 2018 #7
Nitram Jan 2018 #10
unblock Jan 2018 #13
Nitram Jan 2018 #15
unblock Jan 2018 #22
Nitram Jan 2018 #23
DetlefK Jan 2018 #8
Nitram Jan 2018 #9
Farmer-Rick Jan 2018 #11
Iggo Jan 2018 #12
Ohiogal Jan 2018 #14
Nitram Jan 2018 #16
CentralMass Jan 2018 #17
snowybirdie Jan 2018 #18
Nitram Jan 2018 #19
uppityperson Jan 2018 #20
Nitram Jan 2018 #24
onecaliberal Jan 2018 #21
strangedaysindeed Jan 2018 #25
Marcuse Jan 2018 #26
OregonBlue Jan 2018 #27
louis-t Jan 2018 #28
solara Jan 2018 #29
Gothmog Jan 2018 #30

Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 10:59 AM

1. Disrespect them in the way it matters

VOTE DEMOCRATIC!

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Response to Cary (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:09 AM

6. I do.

But they've been very successful at unilaterally changing the name of our party.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:00 AM

2. Joy Reid

Doesn’t tolerate it!

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:03 AM

3. Republic party

Doesn’t have the same ring to it. It’s the “rat” at the end they like.

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Response to brucefan (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:07 AM

5. I just have the feeling it would irritate them a lot more than you think.

The beauty of it is that it is a mirror reflection of what they have done. And done very successfully, I might add.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:05 AM

4. At least they are not saying

we have cooties.

That would cross the line, maybe even get them detention.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:09 AM

7. i remember a time when this was the most annoying thing they did.

sure, it's petty and obnoxious. but now they're handing the country over to russia, trafficking in electronic contraband, catapulting propaganda, overtly stirring up bigotry and violent sentiment, etc.

these days mocking the name of our party seems quaint.

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Response to unblock (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:13 AM

10. I don't remember that time. Ever since Nixon was elected we've had a great deal more to be angry

about.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:19 AM

13. maybe it was because i was young, but they seemed to lay low while carter was president.

content to let democrats fight among themselves, perhaps.

until reagan started campaigning, at least.

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Response to unblock (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:26 AM

15. No, they didn't lay low. They attacked him over and over for "giving away" the Panama Canal, the

fall of the Shah of Iran and the capture of the American embassy there, the failure of the Iran hostage rescue mission, his attempts to encourage energy efficiency and conservation, and because his diplomatic efforts made the U.S. look weak in the eyes of Republics.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:39 AM

22. ugh, thanks for the refresher.

i had thought it was all really just during his last year, i guess starting with the embassy takeover, but you're right, they did attack him over energy policy.

now that i think about it, they also blamed him the whole time for the inflation that was ignited during the nixon/ford era (that ford ineptly pretended to fight with "whip inflation now" buttons). carter still doesn't get credit for solving that problem by appointing volcker to the fed and going along with the startling hikes in interest rates.


anyway, ok, so i overstated my point. i maintain that them using "democrat" where "democratic" is appropriate is not the most important battle we face....

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Response to unblock (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:43 AM

23. Glad to be of service.

My right wing parents were recipients of tons of mass mailings for donations using Carter as the reason to donate to the GOP. It was the beginning of a tactic the GOP is still using, sensationalizing completely false slander against the sitting president of the US.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:09 AM

8. The emphasis is on "rat" and I assume it's connected to the slur "Demonrat" for Democrat.

Yes. There are good, God-fearing, proud Conservatives who refer to Democrats as "Demonrats". Google it.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:12 AM

9. Yes, I know. along with libtard, etc. But all of those are obvious and childish.

the "Democrat" usage is subtler and less obviously nasty. Sure it's small potatoes, but I've had enough.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:15 AM

11. I usually use RepubliCON or RepubliCONS, my RW brother hates it

I've used it for years. Sometimes I'm surprise when my internet browser identfies it as misspelled.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:16 AM

12. I've decided to let it go.

They can have that and I'll keep calling them the Racist Party, the White Supremacist Party, and the Nazi Party.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:23 AM

14. Yes, it irritates me, too

But we will have the last laugh when our big blue wave sweeps them out of office!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:26 AM

16. I'm looking forward to that.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:29 AM

17. I immediately ignore anyone who uses the term.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:29 AM

18. Have a good story on this

Last week Betsy Woodruff of Daily Beast was on MSNBC. She used "Democrat party" several times in her remarks. I emailed her about this insult and she got back to me personally, within a few minutes, and apologized. She vowed to be more careful in the future. Surprisingly good response.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:31 AM

19. Glad to hear about that.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:36 AM

20. No. There is so much really bad shit going on, dropping "ic" is not with fretting about.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:44 AM

24. Well, it'll make me a feel a little better.


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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 11:38 AM

21. We need to start calling them what they are the criminal party.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 12:26 PM

25. Nitram

I call them Repugs, as in repugnant.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 12:34 PM

26. Intentional poor grammar by those who know better.

"Democrat" is a noun, not an adjective. Offenders should be corrected by community grammar policing as on AM Joy.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 01:00 PM

27. Why not start referring to them as the Publicans. Publicans were the most hated of all people

in the bible because they were the tax collectors and were often not just brutal, but were greedy and guilty of intimidation and extortion. It really is a perfect fit.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 01:03 PM

28. It makes them sound more stupid than they are.

It does make me hate them more, but I already hate them.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 01:28 PM

29. I just call them what they are

The Regressive party.. either that or the Vichy GOP, meaning, are they hapless puppets of the Russians, or autocratic collaborators?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/vichy-government-france-world-war-ii-willingly-collaborated-nazis-180967160/


Asking for a friend.


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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 01:39 PM

30. Agreed

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