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  •  WI-SEN: "Democrat primary" (5+ / 0-)


    It is interesting to hear Beltway Republicans use that term nowadays though.  "Democrat Party" may have started out as a negative term, but it has become so ingrained that they don't even hear themselves using it any more, and when called on it tend to veer toward the apologetic.  At this point, it's more shorthand than slam.  Of course, it's still useful for conversation partners as an unwitting code to know you're talking to a Republican.

    •  I knew we were in for trouble with Walker (3+ / 0-)
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      When he used "Democrat" as an adjective while addressing the Assembly Dem Caucus.

      •  Interestingly enough... (0+ / 0-)

        President Eisenhower was, AFAIK, our first president to use the term - as well as easily the most moderate Republican president since President Theodore Roosevelt.

        Independent, MD-05 voter, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

        by SaoMagnifico on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:27:50 AM PDT

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        •  It only recently meant anything (1+ / 0-)
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          At some point in the last several years, Republicans must have circulated a memo saying "Don't call them the 'Democratic' Party." Whether because the "-ic" is more euphonic, or because the adjective form implies that Democrats are democratic, it's become very popular on the right.

          I suggest, if they're going to be juvenile and drop the I and the C from our name, we drop the R, E, L, A, and N from theirs.

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