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View Diary: 9/17 Daily Kos R2K Tracking Poll: Obama 48, McCain 44 (226 comments)

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  •  Credit wher Credit is Due (0+ / 0-)

    it's called the Democratic Party . . . if you want to hang around here, show the proper respect.

    Riddle me this.  If members of the Republican Party are called Republicans, what are members of the Democrat Party called?

    Answer: Democrats

    What are members of the hypothetical Democratic Part called?

    Democratics ?

    No, I contend the term "Democrat Party" is the correct term. No disrespect intended, just seems more logical to me.

    You might mention how much better things usually are under Democratic administrations...and the numbers are a tiny bit skewed for several reasons; for one, Lincoln and Teddy R would not be Republicans today, and FDR was reelected so many times you have to take that in consideration too. Oh, Ike would be a Democrat today too. Just ask his descendants. Ok, I fed my troll for the day...

    Well, I will give credit where credit is due.  Not winning the popular vote since 1860 (except the 3 times identified above) actually shows that the Democrat Party knows how to win elections without winning the popular vote.  Electoral votes are what counts.  Democrats know how to focus their efforts where needed.

    •  this isn't debate society (1+ / 0-)
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      jerseydan

      and you don't get to choose what the proper name is. it's "Democratic", and newt and delay don't get to change it.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Wed Sep 17, 2008 at 03:20:48 PM PDT

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