Brewtown Politico

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A stupid debate

I have to wonder what it is with guys like Rush Limbaugh, President Bush, and others insisting that the Democratic Party be called the Democrat Party. Here's what Limbaugh was saying on his show yesterday about the matter.

"Well, uh, ladies and gentlemen, they are not the Democratic Party. I know what they're trying to accomplish here. They're attempting to kill two birds with one stone by having the title of their party have Democrat as a root word, but Democratic itself is a word that conveys action and conveys philosophy and conveys behavior, all of these things, versus the Republican Party."

Who is this they he refers to? It has been called the Democratic Party since the days of President Andrew Jackson in the 1820s. Democrats are members of the Democratic Party. Check your dictionary, Rush. You too can learn English despite your self-inflicted hearing loss.
"Is it really fair for one party to have a title or a name that implies they are a certain kind of people at the exclusion of all other political parties? That's why they want this to be utilized in that way, because it implies something, it states something about them that it doesn't state about the Republicans."

Wow, jealous much? If the Republican strategy has devolved into ideas like not acknowledging the very name of the opposition party, no wonder they lost control of Congress.


At 11/30/2006 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous Stacie said...

Don't political parties freely choose their names? Whether "democratic" is a fair way to describe the "Democratic" party or not -- the Democrats chose their name, and the Republicans chose theirs. I suppose the Republicans are free to change their name if they'd like.

At 11/30/2006 08:28:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

As my friend Paul said to me, we could always start referring to them as the Republic Party. ;)


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