Skip to comments.WHY DEMOCRATS JUST ABSOLUTELY HATE BEING CALLED .....
Posted on 09/20/2007 9:47:55 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
WHY DEMOCRATS JUST ABSOLUTELY HATE BEING CALLED .....
I've always being one who likes to get under the skin of the collective left, and glorioski, have I found a way to rattle Democrats. You just refer to their wonderful party as the Democrat Party! Lordy, does this put a burr in their thongs.
Well .. now I think I've found out why! A buddy of mine at CNN (who, for obvious reasons, shall remain unnamed) provided me with some interesting information. Joseph J. Ellis wrote a book called "Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation." I ordered my copy this morning. One of the Amazon.com reviews for this book says "This book is really unique in that it gives a really interesting perspective not only on the men [our founding fathers] , but the dynamic between them." Now in that book by this renowned historian you will find some tasty information on the origination of the word "democrat." Many times I've told you that our founding fathers were none too fond of the idea of democracy, or, as they viewed it, mob rule. Here's the quote:
"... the term "democrat" originated as an epithet and referred to 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'" Don't you love it? Could anything better define today's Democrat Party? Get with the program folks. It's the Democrat, not the "Democratic" Party.
Tagline change ...
Deserves enshrinement somewhere prominent.
Early example - "Give us Barabbas".
Drat and double drat! You beat me to it.
:<) You can have the next good tagline ...
I doubt that’s the reason Democrats dislike the term, for the simple reason that it is likely few of them are aware of its meaning at the time of the Founding.
I think they’re just mad cause Bush calls them the “Democrat Party” instead of the “Democratic Party”
This explains everything. One Democrat became angry with me for using the word “Democrats”. He said he hated when people used that word because it sounded derogatory. That made no sense to me at all. Now I understand why.
I know Democrats that go (more) insane when Bush does that.
W called them “the Democrat Party” today in his press conference. Gotta love it.
This one’s already taken.
They want to go back to their “roots” but shouldn’t their name be the Democratic-Republicans then?
Yup...they’ve turned “mob rule” into “the will of the people,” with help from the MSM.
The “people”...who they can manipulate and control through the media, pollsters, educational system and government bureaucracies.
I’ve noticed they do get a bit testy when Democrat Party is used, and I’ve been doing so ever since.
The fact of the matter is not only is that description accurate, its become obvious liberals in general are rank cowards...so afraid they’ve even come up with a ‘new description’ perferring the term ‘progressive’ these days.
Bunch of wimps, every single one of them. and as such unfit for the Presidency in times like these.
Then there is the odd ‘sub group’ that tries to hide behind the title of ‘Libertarian’.
You can easily out them, by asking what their position is on the 2nd amendment. Its like using a duck call, they pop right out of the ‘libertarian brush’ every single time.
I go on line with my local library...look it up...if they’ve got it at another library...I order it...when it comes in they email me and I go pick it up. There are so many great books out there to read...I’d be spending lots of $$$’s to read them all. So instead I use the library...that’s free. ;o)
They also got the MSM to change their representation on voting maps from Red to Blue. It’s only been this way for the last couple elections and it is only NOW that they call states “Red” or “Blue”.
But we aren’t supposed to remember these things.
I never call them “democratic” because I know they think their association with that word means something admirable. Besides, survey says their core values are anything but “democratic”, and they have a very undemocratic way of imposing those “values”.
Democrats, Democratic... either way you look at it, they are all just RATS!
So they don’t like being called “Democrats”? OK, I’ll just call them Dumocraps.
I’ve heard this before - it drives the moonbats CRAZY when President Bush refers to the “Democrat” Party. I wish he’d do it more often
My BIG LIB cousins also flip mout if i do not say the “Democratic Party”.
I tell them that when they start idetifying themselves politically with “I am a Democratic, not a Republican”, I may consider it.
Those old guys were kinda smart.Absolutely perfect description.
sorry for typo...they flip out...not flip mout.
Yes. I always thought that there was something dishonest and shifty in coloring the red state blue, and the blue states red. I believe that the New York Slimes started that.
The Democrat Party is deffinitely the red one, and the Republicans the blue. Red generally means leftist.
Wow. No wonder they’ve gotten so upset all these years when I’ve called them DemocRats. Nice to know.
"Democrat" 'one who's idealism is fueled by ignorance and unanchored by reality'
Look up the word sinister.
I thought you meant democrats “flip-mount”.
“This is great. I gotta get the book. Amazon has it.”
I strongly urge you to do so. I bought it about a year ago and it’s really informative and just a good read. Each chapter is a story unto itself.
However all I got was a dirty look when I asked "So if there is a story about a subject on which both parties agree, it should read "Republicans and Democratics both agree..."".
They’d flip mout too if they could.;-)
One would expect an organization’s name would be a noun (something) rather than an adjective (a mere modifier of somethin).
I love your tagline. It’s one of the best I’ve seen.
Maybe you could add “and the “c” stands for communist.
I call them Democrat-ICK Party.
i saw this book in a store and wondered if you had it.
Yes, in the 18th century terms like “democrat” and “democratic” and “democratical” (commonly used then, though not now) were almost always terms of abuse — implying irrational mob rule and demagoguery. Virtually all of the founders thought they were creating a “republic” not a “democracy” due to the problems that are exemplified by our contemporary demagogues: frenzied and irrational appeal to the passions, reckless depravity, etc.
btw, while Joseph Ellis is supposed to be a fine historian, he is also the guy who fabricated a whole section of personal biography over the years to puff up his early years:
For nearly a decade, in his classes at Mount Holyoke on Vietnam and American culture, Ellis would enrich the course content by recounting his own experiences in the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement. In 2000, in an interview with the Boston Globe, he made a number of claims. He said that he had served in Vietnam in 1965 as a leader and paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. He said that he had worked on the staff of General William C. Westmoreland in Saigon. He said that he had been active in the civil rights movement and in the peace movement.
A little research subsequently revealed that he had lied. As an undergraduate he served in the R.O.T.C at William and Mary, emerging from the program in 1965 as a second lieutenant. Instead of serving in Vietnam, as claimed, he had attended graduate school at Yale. He was not active in either the civil rights movement or the peace movement. After he graduated with a doctorate in 1969, he began active duty, but he served not in Vietnam but as a history professor at West Point, where he remained until 1972, when he finished his duty as a captain.
To many it was a shock that Ellis would risk so much for so little.
Just to tick them off more, ask them what do they call themselves in a group. I asked several democrats just that.
"If you are in a meeting, are you a group of democratics?"
That will make them spit nails.
ORIGIN late 18th cent.(originally denoting an opponent of the aristocrats in the French Revolution of 1790): from French démocrate, on the pattern of aristocrate aristocrat.
LOL. Too funny. I hope it gets widely circulated...
Someone should make a change on the Democrat Party entry in Wikipedia to note the history and meaning of their name.
I’d like to know when they became the Democratic party. It sure wasn’t around in 2000. I don’t remember if they had started using it yet for 2004. Anyway, I still call them the Democrat party, when I can’t call them what I want.
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