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The media finally took a little bit of notice of the Republican practice of insulting the Democratic Party by refusing to use the correct name of the party.  To make a very tiny point that they don't think we are democratic, they instead incorrectly use Democrat as an adjective.

Media Matters has cited several media outlets that underplayed how often Bush has used Democrat as an adjective.  They praised a few for indicating this was not the first time.  The Washington Post said Bush did it "a lot," and the Los Angeles Times said that Bush did it 22 times in the past year.

Even that, though, is vastly underreporting what has been happening.

I have recorded 356 times that Bush has done this in 190 appearances as president.  That only counts times it has come from his own mouth -- I am not counting documents written by staff that appear on whitehouse.gov.

In 2006, Bush did this 170 times in 54 appearances.

Read below the fold for the list of all the cases I have documented.

Here is a record of times that Bush has used Democrat as an adjective.  A few words of context is provided with each quote.  The titles of each appearance link to the source material at whitehouse.gov.

As long as this list is, it is not exhaustive -- this is how much I could do before being exhausted.  I was still finding more instances when I gave up looking.

Update: there is another occurrence shown in the UCSB database.  The transcript at whitehouse.gov shows him saying "Democratic Party," but the video clip also at whitehouse.gov clearly shows him saying "Democrat Party."  I suspect many more cases like this could be found, but I have chosen to stick with my original numbers based purely on White House transcripts.

2007

  • * * * * State of the Union 2007 * * * *
  • -- and I congratulate the Democrat majority. (Applause.)

    2006

  • Press Conference by the President


  • to get things done. And the Democrat leaders have an interest to

    was the governor of Texas with Democrat leadership in the House and

  • Remarks by the President After a Meeting with the General Leaders of the Republican National Committee


  • of time. He comes from a Democrat state that is now a

  • President Bush Meets with Cabinet


  • I want to congratulate the Democrat leaders on the victory they

  • Press Conference by the President


  • in the Senate, it is clear the Democrat Party had a good night last

    I spoke with Republican and Democrat leadership in the House and

    begin consultations with the Democrat leadership starting Thursday

    important, and now work with Democrat leaders in the Congress

    got some tax cuts passed with Democrat votes. Let me -- Q --

  • Remarks by the President at Perry for Governor 2006 Rally


  • your taxes go up. And the Democrat leaders have laid out their

  • Remarks by the President at Arkansas Victory 2006 Rally


  • in the House, one of the Democrat leaders, said, why don't we

    If you happen to run into a Democrat candidate, you might ask him

  • Remarks by the President at Florida Victory 2006 Rally


  • benefits. (Applause.) The Democrat philosophy is they can spend

    listen to the words of the top Democrat leader in the House of

    across this country vote Democrat. The best way for you to

    if you happen to bump into a Democrat candidate, you might want to

  • Remarks by the President at Kansas Victory 2006 Rally


  • understand that if you vote Democrat, you're voting for a tax

    your tax increase if you vote Democrat. That's your tax increase if

    of Representatives, one of the Democrat leaders said, well, they're

    if you happen to run into a Democrat candidate, you might want to

    the hands of bureaucrats, vote Democrat. If you believe that you and

    creators out of business, vote Democrat. AUDIENCE: Booo! THE

    new laws from the bench, vote Democrat. AUDIENCE: Booo! THE

    not need to be reformed, vote Democrat. But if you believe we were

    can afford more taxes, vote Democrat. AUDIENCE: Booo! THE

    no plan of your own, vote Democrat. AUDIENCE: Booo! THE

  • Remarks by the President at Nebraska Victory 2006 Rally


  • they think. They asked the Democrat leader in the House recently

    On these issues, the Democrat party has adopted a clear

    Recently the House Democrat leader explained the advice

    It's a sad commentary on the Democrat party that its leaders have

    of Representatives from the Democrat party. The reason I'm

    the funds for our troops. One Democrat Senator, one of Chuck's

    you go ahead and vote Democrat. But if you believe that we

    from the bench, you go vote Democrat. If you believe the role of

    need to be reformed, vote Democrat. If you believe we were

    after they're dead, you vote Democrat. If you think that the death

    can afford more taxes, vote Democrat. But if you want our taxes

  • Remarks by the President at Colorado Victory 2006 Rally


  • (Laughter.) They asked the top Democrat leader in the House about

    the facts; if you vote Democrat you're voting for a tax

    observation last week by a Democrat Senator who explained her

    and honest job creators, vote Democrat. If you believe that we

    new laws from the bench, vote Democrat. If you believe that the

    afford more taxes, you vote Democrat. If you believe you pay more

    and offer no plan, vote Democrat. But if you believe the way

  • Remarks by the President at Iowa Victory 2006 Rally


  • of Representatives from the Democrat side saying his

    Chuck Grassley's colleagues, a Democrat Senator, explained her

  • Remarks by the President at Missouri Victory 2006 Rally


  • Listen to the words of the top Democrat leader in the House, when

    and one of Jim Talent's Democrat colleagues put it this way

    if you happen to bump into a Democrat candidate, you might want to

  • Remarks by the President at Missouri Victory 2006 Rally


  • it's interesting, the top Democrat leader in the House made

    Senate Minority Leader, the Democrat leader in the Senate,

    to listen carefully for the Democrat plan for success, don't

    of Jim Talent's colleagues, a Democrat senator, explained her

    of their own. Here's how one Democrat senior describes their

    if you happen to bump into a Democrat candidate, you might want to

  • Remarks by the President at Nevada Victory 2006 Rally


  • (Applause.) A vote for a Democrat senator in this state or in

    time again, when she and the Democrat party had a chance to show

    of the 48 members of the Democrat Senate voted against the tax

    One of the House leaders, Democrat House leaders said, why

    Ensign's fellow senators, a Democrat lady, she said, we haven't

  • Remarks by the President at Montana Victory 2006 Rally


  • got to understand a vote for a Democrat senator would be a vote

    Roberts had to overcome strong Democrat opposition in the Senate to

    him to that seat, and another Democrat Chairman of the Senate

    Interestingly enough, the top Democrat leader in the House made

    I want you to think about the Democrat plan for you. You can go

    amongst these people. The Democrat attempt to filibuster the

    to listen to the words of a Democrat leader in Washington about

    one of Conrad's colleagues, a Democrat Senator, explained her

    go up, just go ahead and vote Democrat. If you want your taxes to

  • Remarks by the President at Georgia Victory 2006 Rally


  • you to know. Recently, the top Democrat leader in the House made

    75 percent of the members -- Democrat members in the House of

    United States Senator from the Democrat Party say last week, we

    However they put it, the Democrat approach comes down to this:

    do not share the views of the Democrat leadership in Washington.

    is a vote for the liberal Democrat leadership in Washington,

  • Remarks by the President at the Texas Victory 2006 Rally


  • to the debate about Iraq, the Democrat plan for success -- well,

    (Laughter.) Last week one Democrat senator described her

    Booo! THE PRESIDENT: The Democrat goal is to get out of Iraq.

  • Remarks by the President at Georgia Victory 2006 Rally


  • As a matter of fact, the top Democrat leader in the House made an

    time again, when she and the Democrat Party had an opportunity to

    person and the leaders of the Democrat Party in Washington seem to

    if you listen carefully for a Democrat plan for success, they don't

    Last week, a senator, a Democrat senator explained her

    However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down

    at stake in this election. The Democrat goal is to get out of Iraq.

  • Remarks by the President at Indiana Victory 2006 Rally


  • time again, when she and the Democrat Party had an opportunity to

    terrorists, what's the Democrat answer? AUDIENCE: Just say

    terrorists, what's the Democrat answer? AUDIENCE: Just say

    I want you to think about the Democrat plan for success: There

    THE PRESIDENT: This week, one Democrat Senator explained her

  • Remarks by the President at Bouchard for U.S. Senate Reception


  • to remind you of what the top Democrat leader in the House said

    rhetoric of the leaders of the Democrat Party. They have a different

    past Sunday. She said -- a Democrat leader in a nationally

  • Remarks by the President at Lamberti for Congress and Iowa Victory 2006 Luncheon


  • of fact, recently, the top Democrat leader in the House made an

    on this important issue. The Democrat leadership and many of the

  • Remarks by the President at Vern Buchanan for Congress Reception


  • going to do. You know, the top Democrat leader in the House made an

    of Representatives on the Democrat side. He said, he couldn't

  • Remarks by the President at a National Senatorial Committee Reception


  • see. There are people in the Democrat Party who think they can

    recent -- the top leader, the Democrat leader in the House of

    past five years, she and her Democrat colleagues voted against

    owners. Raising taxes is a Democrat idea of growing the economy,

    came up for reauthorization, Democrat members of the United States

    As a matter of fact, the Democrat leader, the person who

    what's happened to the Democrat Party. I'm reading a lot of

    shift of philosophy in the Democrat Party. A few years later, at

    the height of the Cold War, a Democrat President told the country

    (Applause.) By this time the Democrat Party did not share his

    the ideology of hate. The Democrat Party, that has evolved from

    why I have said that the Democrat Party, the party that --

  • Remarks by the President at Friends of George Allen Reception


  • that recently the top Democrat leader in the House of

    the history of tax cuts, the Democrat Party always -- didn't

    States senators from the Democrat Party voted to take away

    of our time. You know, the Democrat Party made a clear statement

    and he was purged from the Democrat Party. Think about what it

  • Remarks by the President at Sherwood-Pennsylvania Victory Committee Reception


  • we passed tax relief over the Democrat objections in 2003, the

    cannot be said for most of his Democrat colleagues in the House. The

    There's only position in the Democrat Party that everybody seems

  • Remarks by the President at Roskam for Congress, David McSweeney for Congress 2006, and Illinois Congressional Victory Committee 2006 Reception


  • about it. Recently, the top Democrat leader in the House made an

    protect the homeland, and our Democrat colleagues back in

    was -- recently read where the Democrat leader said this. She said,

  • Press Conference by the President


  • the voices, by the way, in the Democrat Party. Certainly not all

  • Remarks by the President at Mac Collins for Congress Reception


  • between the Republican and Democrat Parties on this important

    about it. Recently, the top Democrat leader in the House made an

  • Remarks by the President at Bob Beauprez for Governor and Colorado Republican Party Reception


  • Democrats, key members of the Democrat Party tried to kill a bill

    Program, 177 members of the -- Democrat members of the House of

    including the entire Democrat leadership, voted against

  • Remarks by the President at Rick Renzi for Congress Breakfast


  • again for renewal in 2005, a Democrat Senator filibustered the

    can see exactly where the Democrat Party stands in protecting

    including the entire Democrat leadership, voted against

    opinion. You know, the House Democrat Leader summed up her party's

  • Remarks by the President at John Doolittle for Congress Reception


  • taxes low. If the people vote Democrat, the government is getting

    a matter of fact, the Senate Democrat leadership, when they were

    whether you're Republican or Democrat or independent -- for the

    including the entire Democrat leadership, voted against

  • Remarks by the President at Richard Pombo for Congress Breakfast


  • Make no mistake about it. The Democrat Party is anxious to get

    to pass. In fact, the Senate Democrat Leader bragged, "We killed

    "Of course it is." The Democrat attempt to filibuster the

    -- including the entire Democrat leadership -- voted against

    it the way I see it. The House Democrat Leader summed up her party's

  • Remarks by the President at Heller for Congress Reception


  • to some of the leaders of the Democrat Party, it sounds like -- it

    Intelligence Committee, the Democrat member, he said, yes, the

  • Remarks by the President at Bob Riley for Governor Luncheon


  • including the entire Democrat leadership. We must give our

  • Press Conference of the President


  • saying, can you work with a Democrat Congress, when I don't think

    when I don't think the Democrat Congress is going to get

  • Remarks by the President at Bob Corker for Senate and Tennessee Republican Party Dinner


  • the good people of this state, Republican, Democrat, and independent

  • Press Conference by the President


  • are a lot of people in the Democrat Party who believe that the

  • Remarks by the President at Citizens for Judy Baar Topinka Lunch


  • the good people of this state -- Republican, Democrat, and independent

  • President Discusses Line-Item Veto


  • support. We've got a Democrat member from the United

    the line-item veto, they're Democrat and Republican governors who

    I think it makes sense for a Democrat President to have a

  • Press Conference of the President


  • an interesting debate in the Democrat Party about how quick to

    out there yet. But I think the Democrat economic policy of raising

  • President Attends Geoff Davis for Congress Reception


  • dominated in those days by the Democrat Party. Good politics starts

  • President Attends Republican National Committee Gala


  • in stark contrast to the Democrat Party. Here in Washington,

    to Washington, D.C., vote Democrat. (Laughter.) If you want to

  • Press Briefing on the President's Speech on Immigration


  • between the leadership -- the Democrat and Republican leadership in

  • President's Radio Address


  • members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat. The privacy

  • President Bush Discusses NSA Surveillance Program


  • members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat. Fourth,

  • President Bush Discusses Strong and Growing U.S. Economy


  • jobs. A year-and-a-half ago, a Democrat senator informed us the

  • President Bush Addresses Small Business Week Conference


  • the 2003 tax cuts, one of the Democrat leaders said these tax cutes

  • Remarks by the President at Iowans for Nussle Reception


  • I like the fact he's getting Democrat support. I think you need a

  • President Makes Remarks at Friends of Conrad Burns Reception


  • up, or stay low. You see, the Democrat Party showed its true colors

  • Press Conference of the President


  • over the objections of the Democrat leadership in the Senate. We

    notice that nobody from the Democrat Party has actually stood up

    Congress, primarily on the Democrat side, that would be anxious

  • President Discusses War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom


  • with both Republican and Democrat votes. And the whole spirit

  • President Attends National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner


  • to remind the people what the Democrat leader from Nevada said in

    clearly in 2003 when a Democrat leader attacked our economic

  • Press Conference of the President


  • was the former Chairman of the Democrat National Committee. He did

  • President Discusses Global War on Terror at Kansas State University


  • now of hearing from the Democrat leadership. There are 14

    2005

  • President Discusses Economy and Tax Relief in North Carolina


  • In the spring of 2003, one Democrat leader called tax relief a

  • President's Remarks to the Travel Pool in China


  • to discuss the position that Democrat Congressman John Murtha

  • President Delivers Remarks at Elmendorf AFB on War on Terror


  • some quotes from three senior Democrat leaders: First, and I quote,

    weapons." Another senior Democrat leader said, "The war

    another quote from a senior Democrat leader: "Saddam Hussein, in

  • President Bush Meets with President Torrijos of Panama


  • make progress on is with the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party is

    with the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party is a free -- for many

    -- let me rephrase that -- the Democrat Party had free trade members

  • President Holds Press Conference


  • Roberts did have -- half the Democrat caucus voted against him. I

    and neither should the Democrat Party. And therefore, that

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in Maryland


  • whether you're Republican or Democrat, know how important this

    time for the leadership in the Democrat Party to start laying out

    has been put on the table by a Democrat economist named Pozen. It's

  • President Discusses CAFTA-DR with Bipartisan Leaders


  • members of both Republican and Democrat Presidents, former staff

    members of Republican and Democrat Presidents, people who have

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security for Younger Workers


  • confronting people in the Democrat Party, issue people

  • President Discusses Social Security at Latino Coalition Conference


  • former Senator from New York, Democrat Senator, was the chairman of

  • President Participates in Social Security Roundtable in Texas


  • hearings. Both Republicans and Democrat experts are now testifying

    it's a Republican idea, or a Democrat idea, independent idea,

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Washington, D.C.


  • problem, I don't view it as a Democrat problem; I view it as a

    That was in '96. Former Democrat Congressman Tim Penny has

    a lot of good ideas. There's a Democrat Social Security expert named

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in South Carolina


  • idea was put forward by a Democrat Social Security expert named

    a Republican goal, it is not a Democrat goal; it is a vital goal to

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in West Virginia


  • a Republican problem, or a Democrat problem; this is a problem

    on some stops with former Democrat Congressman Tim Penny, a

    asked the Democratic -- former Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Iowa


  • I don't think there's a Democrat idea, I don't think it's a

    of fact, in 2001, he was the Democrat Senator from New York, he'd

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in New Mexico


  • to be a Republican idea or a Democrat idea, it's going to be an

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Colorado


  • It doesn't matter if it's a Democrat idea, a Republican idea. I'm

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in Arizona


  • the aisle; he has found a Democrat partner to help come up with

    isn't a Republican issue or a Democrat issue, this is a national

    and Jon Kyl's, from New York, Democrat Senator, to chair a panel on

    named Posner on there, he's a Democrat fellow who put forth some

  • President Meets with Seniors at Recreation Center in Arizona


  • isn't a Republican issue or a Democrat issue; this is a national

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Orlando, Florida


  • if it's a Republican idea or a Democrat idea, the idea is to come

    not a Republican idea, or a Democrat idea. There are a lot of

    this idea because it's a Democrat idea. People just don't want

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Pensacola, Florida


  • other day, I was with a former Democrat Congressman named Tim Penny

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Radio Address


  • and more expensive. As one Democrat leader observed recently,

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Louisiana


  • on the stage. He is a former Democrat Congressman. You're going to

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in Tennessee


  • Tim Penny, when he was a Democrat Congressman from Minnesota,

    ideas on the table. Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Kentucky


  • Patrick Moynihan, former Democrat Senator from New York. I

  • President Discusses Energy Policy


  • ideas, and I welcome Democrat ideas. It is time for us to

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in Indiana


  • if it's a Republican idea or a Democrat idea, I'm interested in

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in New Jersey


  • had some good ideas; former Democrat Congressman Tim Penny had

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in New Hampshire


  • Tim Penny, my friend, former Democrat member from Minnesota, is

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in North Carolina


  • Clinton had some ideas; former Democrat Congressman Tim Penny. And

  • President Participates in Class-Action Lawsuit Reform Conversation


  • to thank both Republicans and Democrat members of the Senate for

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Florida


  • I don't care whether it's a Democrat idea, Republican idea,

    it's not a problem just for Democrat youngsters. It's a problem

  • President Participates in Conversation on Social Security in Arkansas


  • forth. I don't care if it's a Democrat idea, or a Republican idea,

  • President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Montana


  • if it's a Republican idea, Democrat idea, independent idea --

  • President Participates in Social Security Conversation in North Dakota


  • matter to me whether it's a Democrat idea, a Republican idea. If

    2004

  • President Holds Press Conference


  • issue, it's a Republican and Democrat issue. So I'm -- plenty of

    meet with both Republican and Democrat leaders, and I am -- they'll

    we can get it done without Democrat participation, because it is

    work with both Republican and Democrat leadership to advance an

  • President's Remarks in Miami, Florida


  • may be some here. You know the Democrat Party left you, you didn't

  • President's Remarks in Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • you, friend. (Applause.) The Democrat Mayor of St. Paul is not

  • Remarks by the President at Victory 2004 Rally


  • joining us. He's the former Democrat Dairy Town Councilor. He was

  • President's Remarks in Westlake, Ohio


  • across the state of Ohio, the Democrat Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio,

    and remember the great Democrat tradition of Franklin

    puts it, he didn't leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party

    leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party under John Kerry left

  • President's Remarks in Dayton, Ohio


  • this country who know that the Democrat Party has left them.

  • President's Remarks in Vienna, Ohio


  • your vote. (Applause.) The Democrat Party is also a great

  • President's Remarks in Pontiac, Michigan


  • to the great tradition of the Democrat Party. The party of Franklin

  • President's Remarks in Lititz, Pennsylvania


  • who are affiliated with the Democrat Party. My friend has come

    of the great traditions of the Democrat Party. If you're a Democrat

    your vote. (Applause.) The Democrat Party has also a great

    in the far left wing of the Democrat Party, I'd be honored to

  • President's Remarks in Cuba City, Wisconsin


  • losing to Howard Dean in the Democrat primary, right about the

    to the great tradition of the Democrat Party of America. The party

  • Remarks by President Bush and Senator Kerry in the Third 2004 Presidential Debate


  • idea is a Republican idea or a Democrat idea. I just care whether it

  • President's Remarks at Victory 2004 Rally in Hobbs, New Mexico


  • the Republican Senator and the Democrat Senator from New Mexico

  • President's Remarks at a "Focus on Ownership" Event


  • both Republican and Democrat Presidents have done so,

  • President's Radio Address


  • Now, Senator Kerry and the Democrat leaders are proposing a lot

  • President's Remarks at Victory 2004 Rally in West Chester, Ohio


  • register your discerning Democrat friends, people like Zell

  • President's Remarks in "Focus on Education with President Bush" Event


  • friends and your discerning Democrat friends to vote for

    policy of both Republican and Democrat Presidents, and I'll tell

  • Remarks by the President at Victory 2004 Rally


  • That's why Republicans and Democrat administrations have opened

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated


  • we passed with Republican and Democrat help are challenging that

  • President's Remarks in Victory 2004 Rally


  • got a lot of people from the Democrat Party supporting my

    then when the heat got in the Democrat primary he said, well, he

  • President's Remarks in Victory 2004 Rally in Holland, Michigan


  • When the heat got on in his Democrat primary he declared himself

  • President's Remarks at Victory 2004 Rally in Chillicothe, Ohio


  • the heat got on him in the Democrat primary, he declared himself

  • President's Remarks at Ask President Bush Event


  • -- into this election. We want Democrat votes. And so when you're

  • President's Remarks at Victory 2004 Rally in Huntington, West Virginia


  • When the heat got on in the Democrat primary, he declared himself

  • President's Remarks at a Victory 2004 Rally in Columbia, Missouri


  • troops. When he got on in the Democrat primary, he declared himself

  • President's Remarks at Ask President Bush Event


  • heard that, to be fair to the Democrat leadership. Maybe they have.

  • President Emphasizes Minority Entrepreneurship at Urban League


  • isn't a Republican cause or a Democrat cause; this is a community

    some questions. Does the Democrat party take African American

    traditional solutions of the Democrat party truly served the

  • President's Remarks at Victory 2004 Reception


  • your friends and neighbors, Republican and Democrat and independent, that when

  • President Discusses Health Access and Affordable Health Care


  • well open. Both Republican and Democrat Presidents in the past have

  • Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with House and Senate Bipartisan Leaders


  • are here, both Republicans and Democrat leaders who are here to

  • Remarks by the President at Bush-Cheney 2004 Reception


  • There's a handful of Democrat legislators here from the

    Sonny -- to Sonny and the Democrat legislators who've come. I'm

    2003

  • President Bush Meets with Congressional Leaders on Medicare


  • at this table; there are Democrat leaders at this table. These

  • Remarks by the President at Ernie Fletcher for Governor Reception


  • whether they're Republican, Democrat or Independent, the best man

  • Remarks by the President at Haley Barbour for Governor Luncheon


  • the good people of this state -- Republican, Democrat or independent

  • President's Statement on Miguel Estrada


  • for his nomination, these Democrat Senators repeatedly blocked

  • President's Remarks at Luncheon


  • your Republican friends, your Democrat friends, your independent

  • President's Remarks at Dinner


  • your fellow citizens -- Republican, Democrat, independent, could

  • President Promotes Medicare Plan to the Illinois State Medical Society


  • Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democrat Senator Max Baucus of

  • Statement by the President


  • including from three former Democrat Texas Supreme Court Justices

  • President Meets with Small Business Owners in Georgia


  • to be standing here with Democrat Senator Zell Miller,

  • President Calls for Medical Liability Reform


  • a Republican issue, it's not a Democrat issue; it's an issue which

  • Background Briefing on the Growth and Jobs Plan


  • and Senate Republican and Democrat leaders alike so an

    this proposal. There's no one Democrat plan. There are many

  • President Focuses on U.S. Economy, Iraq & N. Korea


  • What do you think of the Democrat strategy to essentially say

    2002

  • Remarks by the President in Terrell for Senate and Louisiana Republican Party Luncheon


  • whether you're Republican, or Democrat, or don't give a hoot about

  • Remarks by the President in Texas Welcome


  • I don't care whether you're Democrat or Republican, independent

  • Economy and Budget Press Briefing Excerpts


  • and Independent voters and Democrat office holders. I would

    while it passed with fewer Democrat votes than it garnered when

    a substantial number of Democrat votes in passing. And so if

  • Remarks by the President in Florida Welcome


  • independent vote, discerning democrat vote, wise democrats

  • President Offers Solutions to Fix Judicial Crisis


  • before holding a hearing, as Democrat senators have recognized in

  • Remarks by the President in Pennsylvania Welcome


  • whether you're Republican or Democrat or could care less about

  • Remarks by the President at South Dakota Welcome


  • the country, Republican, Democrat, or independent alike, to go

    citizens of this state and around the country, Republican, Democrat

  • Excerpt from the President's Remarks on Judicial Confirmations


  • Bar Association, which some Democrat Senators have called, "the

    is supported by three former Democrat justices of the Texas

  • Remarks by the President on Judicial Confirmations


  • Bar Association, which some Democrat Senators have called, "the

    is supported by three former Democrat justices of the Texas

  • Remarks by the President in Alabama Welcome


  • whether they're Republican or Democrat or don't give a hoot about

  • Remarks by the President at Columbia, South Carolina Welcome


  • whether they're Republican, Democrat, could care less about

    him; both Republican and Democrat senators supported him. For

  • President Promotes Reading First Program in Florida


  • members of the legislature, both Republican and Democrat, are here.

  • Remarks by the President at 2002 Unity Luncheon


  • homeland security. The Senate Democrat leaders want to tie the

  • Remarks by the President in Michigan Welcome


  • -- whether they be Republican, Democrat, independent -- don't care

  • Remarks by the President at Tennessee Welcome


  • fellow citizens, Republican, Democrat or independent alike, that

  • Remarks by the President at John Sununu for Senate Reception


  • Republican support, strong Democrat support. Number one in her

  • President Discusses Three Securities


  • Garden. Republican leader and Democrat leader alike -- Speaker

  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation


  • in the war on terror. As Democrat Senator Zell Miller said,

    every Senator, Republican and Democrat, wants to do what is best

  • President Calls Senate Judiciary Committee Action "Shameful"


  • the law fairly. What the Democrat members of the Senate

    action by this small group of Democrat Senators is wrong. It has

  • President Discusses Priorities in Stockton, California


  • a Republican idea, it wasn't a Democrat idea. (Applause.) It's an

  • President Announces Healthy Forest Initiative


  • a Republican idea, it's not a Democrat idea, it's an American idea

  • President Thanks Work Crews and Firefighters


  • isn't a Republican issue or Democrat issue. Managing our forests

  • President Discusses National, Homeland, and Economic Security Priorities


  • idea, and this isn't a Democrat idea; this an American idea

  • President Calls for Medical Liability Reform and Worker Pension Protection


  • issue, folks. This isn't a Democrat issue. This is an American

  • Remarks by the President at Elizabeth Dole for Senate Finance Dinner


  • idea, by the way, or a Democrat idea, this is an important

  • Anti-Terrorism Technology Key to Homeland Security


  • idea, it's not a good Democrat idea, it's simply an

  • Remarks by the President in Bob Riley for Governor and Alabama Republican Party Victory 2002 Luncheon


  • a Republican idea, it wasn't a Democrat idea -- it's an American

  • President Bush Thanks Homeland Security Workers


  • Republican idea, this isn't a Democrat idea. This is an American

  • President Promotes Physical Fitness to Senior Citizens


  • Republican issue, it is not a Democrat issue; it is an American

  • President Speaks at White House Conference on Character and Community


  • a Republican bill, it wasn't a Democrat bill, it was an American

  • President: Terrorism Insurance Needed Now


  • lieutenant governor of Texas, Democrat lieutenant governor, when I

  • President Says Strong Work Requirement Needed in Welfare Reform


  • Republican prayer, it's not a Democrat prayer. It's a prayer that's

  • President Discusses Ag, Trade in South Dakota


  • a Republican war, this isn't a Democrat war; this is an American

  • President Calls on Senate to Stop Playing Politics


  • Otherwise we wouldn't have a Democrat Attorney General, a very

  • Georgia Welcomes President Bush


  • with proud members of the Democrat Party. But we're all proud

  • President Meets with Economic Advisors and Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan


  • it took good features from the Democrat point of view. We brought it

  • President's Portrait Unveiled in Texas State Capitol


  • Laney. Oh, I know he's got the Democrat label, but somehow our

    2001

  • U.S., Africa Strengthen Counter-Terrorism and Economic Ties


  • members of the United States Congress, Republican and Democrat, who

  • President Says Terrorists Won't Change American Way of Life


  • whether you're Republican or Democrat, we all want to win this

  • President Discusses Economic Recovery in New York City


  • isn't a Republican idea or Democrat idea, it's an American idea.

  • President: FBI Needs Tools to Track Down Terrorists


  • morning with Republican and Democrat leaders, and I will tell

  • President Speaks at Pittsburgh Steelworkers Picnic


  • whether you're Republican, Democrat, don't care about political

  • Remarks by the President on the Budget


  • whether you're Republican or Democrat, you need to be involved in

  • President Calls for Modernization of Medicare


  • Rose Garden, there were some Democrat members, there were some

  • President Bush Discusses Patients' Bill of Rights with House Leaders


  • of course, I do. And there's a Democrat sponsor of this bill. He

  • President Bush Discusses Land and Water Conservation Fund


  • no matter what your political party is -- Republican, Democrat, none

    happen. I am proud that this Democrat member from Alabama voted

  • President Bush Speaks to National Leadership of the Hispanic Faith-Based Organizations


  • you. They're not saying it's a Democrat prayer or a Republican

  • President Bush Holds Press Conference


  • members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, all of us

  • President Bush Speaks During Budget Meeting with Bipartisan


  • and work of some of our Democrat friends; Breaux in Louisiana

  • President Speaks at Tim Hutchinson for Senate Reception in Little Rock, Arkansas


  • whether you're Republican or Democrat. And that's this business

  • President Bush Speaks at Zephyr Field in New Orleans, Louisiana


  • a Republican idea or a Democrat idea, today I'm proud that

  • President Bush Speaks at United States Chamber of Commerce


  • good progress. I saw a good Democrat Senator out of Georgia, the

  • President Bush Speaks at American Society of Newspaper Editors Annual Convention


  • it. A Republican Senate and Democrat House passed Ronald Reagan's

  • Remarks By The President In Photo Opportunity With Congressional Trade Leaders


  • the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. But that's achievable

  • President Bush Speaks at the American College of Cardiology Annual Convention


  • (Applause.) He's joined with Democrat Senator John Breaux and

  • President Bush Speaks at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia


  • stage with both Republican and Democrat elected officials here from

    Republican budget, it wasn't a Democrat budget; it was the people's

    the message to Republican and Democrat legislators and senators

  • Remarks by the President at Republican Congressional Retreat


  • is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue; this is of national

    Many members, Republican and Democrat alike, have said, are you

  • Press Conference With President George W. Bush And Education Secretary Rod Paige To Introduce The President's Education Program


  • president be mentioning a Democrat member of the House. But he

  • President Bush Discusses Education Plan Before Meeting With Joint


  • are not a Republican issue or Democrat issue; it's an American

    Originally posted to Richard Mathews on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:23 PM PST.

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    •  Wow. Just wow. (7+ / 0-)

      Thanks for slapping those goddam hogs away from the trough.

      by perro amarillo on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:24:51 PM PST

    •  Wow (6+ / 0-)

      I admire your fortitude in researching this!

      I am a Democrat and proud member of the Democratic Party!!  wear it loud and proud!!

      So much time and so little to do...wait, stop, reverse that.---Willy Wonka

      by bluestateonian on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:25:15 PM PST

      •  And (0+ / 0-)

        I vote Democratically.

        (Is that right?)

        Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

        by Simplify on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:35:24 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  I don't think that's right... (0+ / 0-)

          "Democratically" seems like an unnecessarily long word to use. I have seen "Democratically-controlled Congress" used in some places and that doesn't really sound right.

          "People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. They don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." --J.R.

          by michael1104 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:46:11 PM PST

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          •  Well, it is the adverb form, (1+ / 0-)
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            and it is modifying the verb "vote."  So, it's gramatically correct.

            Whether it sounds right is another question...

            Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

            by Simplify on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:52:07 PM PST

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            •  I'm not so sure that's correct (1+ / 0-)
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              "I vote Democratically" might describe the political system in which one votes (and would be lowercase), but the meaning intended is the party for which one votes.

              Democratically-controlled Congress is a nonsensical phrase, just as Republicanally-controlled would be, even though there is in fact a word, "democratically" and not "republicanally".

              but IANALinguist !

              "I ain't politickley a stoot, nor any other kind of a stoot." Pogo

              by not politickley a stoot on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:02:29 PM PST

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              •  Hmm, (0+ / 0-)

                it seems there is no adverb form of Republican, or of republican, for that matter.

                From what you say, since it's called the "Democratic Party," apparently "vote Democratic" is correct.

                Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

                by Simplify on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:21:51 PM PST

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          •  not an adverb (0+ / 0-)

            The form for a linking verb is subject-verb-adjective. It says that the subject and adjective are connected by the property indicated by the verb.

            For example, "I feel well" means that your fingers are working properly. "I feel good" is the proper way to state that you are in a good state of health.

            Saying "I vote democratically" is saying that you are voting in a manner involving voting. Rather silly.

            Saying "I vote Democratic" says you are connected to the Democratic Party through your voting.

        •  Left. But probably correct. n/t (0+ / 0-)

          -- We are just regular people informed on issues

          by mike101 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:48:06 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, this was awesome (1+ / 0-)
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        For a well-diaried topic, this is the definitive article. Bravis!

        Dailykos: Keeping tabs on the Democracy

        by winstnsmth on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:51:32 PM PST

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    •  Wow. (2+ / 0-)
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      I might quibble on including "Vote Democrat." We say "Vote Kerry!" or "Vote Bush!" so it's not clearly an adjectival use.

      And the "Many members, Republican and Democrat alike," sounds correct: either "Many pets, canine and feline alike" or "Many pets, dogs and cats alike" works.

    •  Wow indeed (0+ / 0-)

      Of course, he didn't mean anything by it. (Cue insulting smirk from Tony Snow)

      I've been thinking of a similar exercise:  After the Republican win in 2004, how many times did Bush say "Mandate."  How many times did he say "bipartisan"?  Compare to the fervent bipartisan religion he found when his party lost.

    •  In other circumstances (2+ / 0-)
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      I would have said your length was excessive and that you should reduce the list. However, I think the sheer magnitude of Bush's offenses here in using that term deserves a diary like this detailing each and every time he said it in the past year. It makes a point.

      On the other hand, I've said it before and I will say it again. They can call us whatever they want, there is no law requiring you call the party "Democratic"--ultimately it is the Democrats' fault for rarely if ever calling it out. They have let Republicans get away with doing this since the McCarthy era. Never have I once seen a Democratic talking head on TV, or any politician on the House floor or Senate when it happens or even when they are debating an issue on TV ever correct them and call it out. Don't expect the bullshit to stop if you don't call it.

      They get away with it because Democrats don't say anything. And how do you expect the media to take notice since Democrats don't even call it out?

      "People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. They don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." --J.R.

      by michael1104 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:43:10 PM PST

      •  The "No Child Left Behind" Party (0+ / 0-)

        It's too bad we can't consider Bush the principal of a "failing school" and close him down. It's also too bad that no member of the press corps would ever consider asking Bush if he thinks that he (as the "Education President") is setting a good example to students by deliberately using a noun as an adjective (when a perfectly good adjective already exists).

      •  And they represent us. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        -- We are just regular people informed on issues

        by mike101 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:53:11 PM PST

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      •  Not true, some in the media like tweety (0+ / 0-)

        Correct the GOP talking heads when they use in the incorect term, and I once saw Dodd correct onother errant GOPer

        •  Well it clearly doesn't happen enough (0+ / 0-)

          The vast majority of Republican House members use the epithet on the House floor, and I am a C-SPAN junkie...never seen a correction there. I think they should ask the presiding Chair to strike it from the record each and every time it happens until they stop. And maybe Chris Matthews corrected it once, but I have never seen him do it the times I have seen it said in his show. It rarely ever happens anywhere...

          "People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. They don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." --J.R.

          by michael1104 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:14:08 PM PST

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    •  Use as an adjective is ungrammatical (3+ / 0-)
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      I'm convinced that the reason that usages like the "Democrat Party" or the "Democrat majority" sound ugly isn't that they end in "...rat," but that it's ungrammatical.  It doesn't sound ugly at all (unless one is a rabid Republican, I suppose) to say, "I'm a Democrat" or she's a Democrat.

      The word "democrat," whether it's capitalized or not, is exclusively a noun, as any dictionary will confirm.  "Republican," on the other hand, is both a noun and a verb.  For example, see the following:

      http://dictionary.reference.com/... vs.
      http://dictionary.reference.com/...

      And also:

      http://www.m-w.com/... vs.
      http://www.m-w.com/...

      As far as I'm concerned, any Republican who insists on the "Democrat Party" usage should immediately be labeled an ignoramous who is incapable of speaking proper English.  Ironically, some of these fools who seem incapable of using proper English insist on the high regard in which they hold the English language.

      "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security." -Ben Franklin

      by leevank on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:48:31 PM PST

      •  The classic example: (0+ / 0-)

        What sounds worse, "Jewish congregation," or "Jew congregation?"

        Previously definitive dKos diary by HarveyMilk here, with money quote here.

        Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

        by Simplify on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:57:34 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  Interestingly... (0+ / 0-)

        If you read some British publications they will use Democrat as an adjective the same way the Republicans do. This is coincidental of course...I don't think the British press is out to do the GOP's bidding when writing articles about the US, but that's just an observation I have noticed before and never really quite got. Perhaps it has to do with their Liberal Democrat Party--it's not the Liberal Democratic Party.

        But who knows? Any Brits around who can explain this?

        "People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. They don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." --J.R.

        by michael1104 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:04:26 PM PST

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      •  it's a noun and it's grammatical (0+ / 0-)

        nouns modify nouns.

        http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/...

    •  Why hasn't your head spontaneously combusted.. (2+ / 0-)
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      while reading all those W quotes. No mere human could endure that!

      "I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self." --Aristotle

      by java4every1 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 07:52:01 PM PST

    •  dumbya is just following GOP attack dogs (0+ / 0-)

      he aint smart enough to tell the difference

    •  the most irritating thing about this (0+ / 0-)

      Is that it's been misused so much it sometimes makes me have to look twice when it's correctly used, especially in situations where either form might be correct.

      For example, I saw an article that talked about the "Democrat-controlled Senate", and at first mentally objected, but in retrospect using the noun form there is correct---like you'd say the "farmer-controlled county".  But I had to think, which 10 years ago I doubt I would've.

      "See a world of tanks, ruled by a world of banks." —Sol Invictus

      by Delirium on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:25:41 PM PST

    •  They can whine or they can fight back (0+ / 0-)

      fine every congressperson who fails to say 'the repub party' during interviews, and it will stop.

      But they seem to prefer whining.

      We are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy unless it obstructs interstate commerce. - J. Edgar Hoover

      by tiponeill on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:51:52 PM PST

    •  Holy politcal adjective smear campaign, Batman! (0+ / 0-)

      The Cheney Misadministration lies and spins regarding the slight intended by Bush's 2-letter 'gaffe' just as they did with  we were never 'stay the course'.

    •  Why do we care? (0+ / 0-)

      If we treated it as a joke, we would gain the upper hand.  By being annoyed, by feeling insulted we only encourage them.

      I actually heard John Kerry say, "It's not a democrat, not a republican thing....."  There is a perverse logic to this.  The Republican party is made up of republicans, the democrat party is made up of democrats.

      And when spoken, when you don't have either a small or large "d" to make a difference, use of democratic can be ambiguous.  IE: The decision was determined by a democratic vote.  Does that mean by a given party or by a democratic process.

      I'm just not sure this is worth the effort.

      But, and a very big but, the Republican are fundimentally wrong to make their usage a shiboleth for identification.  This is inherently inimical to discussion as one's word is meant to determine the support of the listener.  

      Not using the word desired by the group is reprehensible, but since they insist, fighting it, or trying to retaliate, only makes it worse.

    •  Be careful (0+ / 0-)

      I tried to read the entire list and put an eye out. Must go to sleep to recover.

      A realist believes in one less god. Get off your knees get real and relax.

      by AuntieM on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 11:07:58 PM PST

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