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JB
09-12-2008, 03:27 PM
AldebTX (213 posts) Fri Sep-12-08 02:37 PM
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Democrat Vs Democratic

Ok, I know this has been discussed before. However, watching the forum last night I found myself getting very irritated when McCain kept referring to the Democratic Party as the "Democrat Party".

Is it unseemly or beneath our candidates to correct them? A snide comment during the debate of "Perhaps Senator McCain is unaware that its the Democratic Party" might work wonders. Make it seem like another mistake made by McCain although we all know its intentional.

I heard the start of this mis-statement was back when the Republicans took control of the congress and they wanted to irritate Democrats. Does it weaken us to call them out for the jerks they are?
OmahaBlueDog (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-12-08 02:46 PM
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1. It's an old righty saw.
The theory is that, by their wisdom, we may be Democrats, but we aren't democratic. However, the real reason they like to do it...is that advertising/marketing studies (made back in the 70s, I think) showed that the flat sounding "crat" ending sounds bad to a listener. It creates unattractive mental associations with words like "crap" and "fat" .and "rat".
OmahaBlueDog (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-12-08 02:46 PM
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If it were up to me, we'd re-brand. I think the current name and the donkey need to be replaced with something that better conveys progress and prosperity.We should have a contest!

I love how this bugs them (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x7045622)

Eilise
09-12-2008, 04:03 PM
As always the DUmmies wallow in frivolity. Oh but wait, they're smarter than the rest of us.