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  •  That's a great point about the chimp (4+ / 0-)

    On the other hand, I'm not going to hold "Democrat" Party against aguadito just now. Having listened to hate radio so much, he probably doesn't know any better. FWIW aguadito, it's the "Democratic Party". "Democrat Party" is a pejorative, designed to demean and put people into a defensive stance. If you've truly changed, you'll need to stop using conservative terms and pejorative words and phrases.

    "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for a real Republican every time." Harry Truman

    by MargaretPOA on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 04:49:46 PM PST

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    •  I guess I never really thought of that (0+ / 0-)

      It just seems ridiculous to use the term "democratic party" as if automatically it's awesome just because it's "democratic" -- seems using the term "Democrat Party" is more specific to the political party which has quite often been very undemocratic.

      maybe it's because of how we use the term "democracy" and fling it around the world as an ideal, that makes me avoid using Democratic Party to describe that party.

      I'm not a partisan guy -- and I've been careful to avoid the term "democrat" / "democratic" unless it was in reference to my vote for Obama. I prefer the term "progressive" in this sense, as it frees me from binding my views to a party that has failed in many senses in the past.

      So while I am extremely skeptical of the Democratic Party, i'm hesitant to give it such a word that it isn't really deserving of in many ways, given the history of the party.

      •  What is so wrong with the history of the (1+ / 0-)
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        Democratic Party? It is the party of FDR and Truman and the party that supported the Civil Rights movement? What is so bad about the history of the Democratic Party?  

        I know I may be highly biased as I am a lifelong Democrat who grew up in a strong Union family. My grandfather and great grandfather were there during the formation of the United Mine Workers.   I have been heavily involved in the Democratic Party for 37 years now.

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        by wishingwell on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:46:30 AM PST

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