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Response to StayFrosty (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2016, 07:04 AM

16. I'll vote democratic as long as we nominate a democrat

I'm always a little suspicious of people who don't know how to use the words.


"The most natural phrase would be "Democratic primary" with a large 'D' to distinguish it from a primary that was run in a democratic manner. But many conservative Republicans say "Democrat party." It's almost a litmus test for right-wingedness. Listen to the Limbaughs and other liberal-haters, and they always say "Democrat party" and "Democrat politician" whereas more neutral people or moderate Republicans say the nicer-sounding and more natural "Democratic primary."

Leonard Hall, a former Republican National Chairman, began referring to the 'Democrat' rather than the 'Democratic' party, a habit begun by Thomas E. Dewey. Hall dropped the 'ic,' he said, because 'I think their claims that they represent the great mass of the people, and we don't is just a lot of bunk.'

The point remains that only Right wingers and those that listen to right wingers are comfortable with the term "Democrat Party," right?"

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/8/3/233098/-

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