Skip to comments.Why Do We Call Them 'Democrats'?
Posted on 06/20/2008 11:31:20 PM PDT by neverdem
We all knew it even though Democrat spokespersons denied it. Worried that the negative connotations would affect their electability and their eyes glued to the capricious winds of public opinion, they invented new words for the old ideology such as progressivism and communitarianism. Apparently, the camouflage is no longer needed. The masks are off. They now openly call for the nationalization of private business, the establishment of universal entitlements and increased taxation to pay for them. Why worry about socialist labels? The electorate is complacent, prosperity has numbed our senses and the left has worked diligently for many years to sap our national pride and deface our self-image.
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." - Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948
"Should the people of the United States own refineries? Maybe so. Frankly, I think that's a good idea. Then we could control the amount of refined product much more capably that gets out on the market..." Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) 18 June Press Conference with Democratic leadership.
"So if there's any seriousness about what some of our Republican colleagues are saying here in the House and elsewhere about improving the number of refineries, then maybe they'd be willing to have these refineries owned publicly, owned by the people of the United States, so that the people of the United States can determine how much of the product is refined and put out on the market.
"To me, that sounds like a very good idea."
"This liberal will be all about socializing, uh, uh . . . would be about . . . basically taking over and the government running all of your companies."
"The past shows unvaryingly that when a people's freedom disappears, it goes not with a bang, but in silence amid the comfort of being cared for. That is the dire peril in the present trend toward statism. If freedom is not found accompanied by a willingness to resist, and to reject favors, rather than to give up what is intangible but precarious, it will not long be found at all." - Richard Weaver, 1962
They call themselves Democrates becauase they are always misrepresenting who they are and what they really want.
Can’t say it better. This one goes out on my distribution list right away.
The so-called democrat believes in nothing save an oligarchy of the politically correct, anointed minority.
If McCain uses it, I'll volunteer for him.
And while the G.O.P. has held the White House for 28 of the last 40(20 of the last 28) years they have shown no discerning intent to stop the onslaught of socialism...In point of fact they have esasperated the slide to socialism equally with their co conspirators of the imaginary different stripe. Just what has conservatism actually been able to conserve during this time under either party?
The U.S. Constitution???....Ha.
Nor identify the dirty commies as such.
Limbaugh has finally started using the label, though hesitantly.
It was conventional wisdom, as propagandized by the socialist MSM, that a correct label was inciteful, too harsh, inflamatory, and, if used too often, diluted the impact.
Cause they act like crabs and shift sideways as an eternal state of being.
Yes, it's all slipping away, and it's slipping away by design and on purpose, and has been doing so for quite some time now. It's just becoming clearer and more obvious than ever before to anyone not sleepwalking through life. An Obeymao White House will just hurry it along that much faster. A McCain White House won't stop it from happening, but will buy us more time than an Obeymao White House would. The real question is, what is the tipping point? When will the American citizenry, if ever, take a stand? At what point do we actively resist the purposefully orchestrated slide into full blown communism? When they come for our guns? When they outlaw Christianity? When they socialize everything under the sun? It's like 30% of this nation sees it happening and is horrified, and 30% want it to happen and are overjoyed, and the other 40% doesn't care one way or the other. When is enough, enough?
The founding fathers gave us the right to bear arms for a reason. They knew that governments, by their very nature, are tyrannical, and gave us the right to stop that from happening if we ever saw it happening, but I'm afraid that America is too apathetic to care until it will be too late. All the soldiers in American history that fought and died, or were wounded in battle, will have wasted all their effort and sacrifice if we allow this nation to become what the DemonRats want it to become. It's a crying shame.
Don’t forget that it was Bush’s dad who first directed the Interior Department to refuse to grant any drilling leases offshore, thereby preventing any exploration or drilling offshore. This directive in turn was renewed by Clinton and then by Bush Jr., who has yet to rescind it. The Republicans have been willing players in this whole scandal.
The official name of East Germany....
German DEMOCRATIC Republic
The official name of North Korea......
Korean DEMOCRATIC Republic.
Both communist hellholes, just like Amerika will be with Barry Hussein and his fellow congressional lefties in charge.
My personal experience has shown me that, individually, leftists are cowards. They find strength only in groups and through our apathy.
When conservatives show up at local government meetings and confront them they shut-up and crawl away.
The operative word in the above paragraph is "control". That's what the Democrats are all about.
Because there's no printable translation for "@#%@^&!*(@&%!"?
And that is a factual truth. The other part of that is, we are responsible for letting it happen. We elected in representatives that didn't have the balls to complete their sworn duty to the country. WE elected candidates and 'settled' with them (RINO). And we will again this election settle for what we get to elect.
Less than a month ago we had a new addition to the family. I became a Great Auntie. I went to visit my nephew and his wife and baby. As I held that little baby at 9 days old and gazed down into baby blue eyes I was deeply saddened. I held my tongue and thoughts at the time. This is not the America I wanted for him. I am sad to think what his future holds.
I started a journal about a great country he had been born into, but at the time was about to embark on a very dark journey. It is a bit of time capsule and will be tucked away in a fireproof box for when he becomes a young man. Inside that box along with the journal over the years of his life will be a few books that I think may be banned, some essays, and a copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He will know the truth of this Nation even as the socialists/fascists/islamists manipulate the history or even destroy it.
You see I don't only see the danger of Obama and his ilk, but with them comes the terror that is islam. It is bad now, we see the train and it is barreling at us at light speed. We are tied to the tracks.
Speaking with an old woman yesterday, she literally asked, "Where are we to go? Where are freemen to go to live?" A very, very profound question for she recognizes it is not here.
“Note the entire leftist educational emphasis against attaching a “label” on anything. A “label” is an adjective. If appropriate, they are perfectly good descriptive modifyers.”
Right! After all, if the left wants to avoid something, all the more reason to do it. We need to start calling them what they are: socialists. It’ll make more average voters realize what’s going on. If the left wants to complain about us using the socialist label, fine .... let’s debate it. Bring it on!
“all the soldiers in american history that fought and died,or were wounded in battle, will have wasted all their effort and sacrifice if we allow this nation to become what the demonrats want it to become.”
there are many people who feigned illness or incapacity to avoid the draft in the 1960’s. then there were those who went north to avoid it.
now, those very same ones are espousing left-wing causes and pushing for democrat control of the government and now denigrating the efforts of u.s. soldiers in iraq.
it seems that the fifth column was in the city all along
and are now coming out of the closet.
i wonder how all this will end up.
Having thought about this issue for a long time and agreeing with the author, I think this is a good time (with their "coming out" quotes) to start.
This 'party' is comprised of socialists, communists, envirowackjobs, homosexuals and other assorted perverts and haters of the Constituion and of America.
Sorry, that was too flip of me.
I think the message and effort should be aimed at the uninformed, casual voter. While indeed RATS is more descriptive, it can be a turn-off to some. Better, I think, to use socialist which is a well-recognized and negative label to most people in the country.
Why do we call them Democrats?
... because in polite conversation we avoid such correct but blunt labels as A**holes.
“Why Do We Call Them ‘Democrats’?”
“Because there’s no printable translation for “@#%@^&!*(@&%!”?”
Big time ROFL. Thanks.
Eewwww! Gross (or more).
You guys on this site are so entertaining. Makes me wonder how regular comedians can make a living with you all around.
“If I were to post what I’m thinking right now, I have no doubt that I would be banned... For life.
You and me both brother. I have tidied up my profile even here.
But, if Obeymao gains more power, or sends his matrixed clones in his absence, screen names won’t cut it.
As it is, there is a stipulation in the Housing bill that authorizes transmission of all electronic transaction records to some ‘federal’ information gathering data center. If it feels like they’re coming for us, it’s because THEY ARE.
So, do we lay down, make nice, smile at the crap going on or do we fight?
No one is going to get me on my knees and beg. No one.
The war is not in Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s here. In our hearts and minds. And we are going to have to take a stand, apparently sooner rather than later.
So, you know what? Bring it, Obanazis. Bring it. Tell me I can’t say this or do that, or create my own wealth or take care of my own household. Tell me the United States Constitution needs rewritten and all will be better under your Great Black Massa, the nouveau Great White Father. Tell me I am too ignorant, working-class, uneducated to know. Tell me I shouldn’t be allowed to.........
Now, GO RECORD THESE WORDS IN YOUR TROLLING OF WEB SITE MOVEON-STYLE STORM-TROOP DATA MANIPULATION, you spineless, demonic minions:
OVER MY DEAD BODY.
The war is HERE, and I, an American Patriot, will win, with my brothers in arms.
One of our Political Parties
Our educational system (higher education included)
Some Judges on the bench
Over the past fifty years these parts of our culture have slipped into the quicksand of socialism (in my view). Hollywood has gone down hill fast; and Hollywood is the biggest propaganda machine on the planet. Our media influences the mind of the sheople. If it wasn't for talk radio and FNC, the right would have no voice. Our schools systems are full of progressive thinking people who brainwash our children into believing socialism is a good thing. Judges on the bench create havoc and the people say the systems is broken and we need to change it. The system is not broke, it is the people from within the system that are broke. We fix this problem by removing those who wish to legislate from the bench. And last but not least the demoratic party is the socialist party and a lot of the people who vote demorat have no idea what they are voting for. I also believe that there are individuals in other parties who get bought by interest groups. We call them RINOs and they are no better then a demorat.
That is my assessment of the situation. And may I add that I believe we have the best system in the world, but we have the worst people running it. The thing that needs changed is to remove these thugs from power.
I am interested in hearing what others think about this. Also, if you think there may be other areas of our culture that are effected, please let me know.
And may I add, I wish to change DC including the removal all the foreign interest group, but I do not trust Barrack Hussein Obama to do the job. I have seen his voting record (what little there is).
WHY do we call them Democrats? Because it is not polite to call them what they REALLY ARE!!!!!!!!
The right to buy AR-15s, AK-47, M1as, Winchester Model 70s, Remington Model 700s, Armalite AR-10s and the ammunition which they are chambered for.
USE YOUR RIGHTS!
(Also restored the right to own gold, which FDR had abrogated by executive order.)
The main reason the word “Democrat” continues to be used is that people think it means “rule” “by” the people. They don’t understand the corruption of the term.
Thereby, DemonRat becomes Democrat!
That’s a pretty good summation of the politically correct mess we are in, IMHO.
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This IS as good as ANY article AND thread I will EVER read. Thanks very much for the post & ping, neverdem. Thanks very much for writing Lance Fairchok, a GRRRRREAT American thinker!
They now openly call for the nationalization of private business, the establishment of universal entitlements and increased taxation to pay for them. Why worry about socialist labels? The electorate is complacent, prosperity has numbed our senses and the left has worked diligently for many years to sap our national pride and deface our self-image... After decades of slow yet persistent desensitization to Socialism in our schools, in our media and in government policy, Americans are blind to its ramifications for our prosperity, our individual freedoms and our national identity. Political candidates and legislators espouse openly socialist policies without eliciting the slightest outrage or significant comment, so successfully have the philosophies of Marx and Lenin permeated the national psyche. House Democrats, loudly shifting blame from the consequences of their energy policies, threaten nationalization of American oil companies. Mimicking Marxist Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, their answer to the energy crisis is eliminating free markets... Anticipating the consequences of what they do for political expediency is not a skill the Democrats nurture. Their refusal to support the development of domestic oil reserves, for decades has left us beggars on the world market, susceptible to the whims of theocratic tyrants and Marxist thugs. The record is clear, Republicans voted to develop domestic resources, the Democrats voted against development, by wide margins... Bio fuels have removed important food surpluses from markets, raising food prices worldwide.Bio fuels have done NO SUCH THING, but the rest of the article is worthwhile. Thanks neverdem.
WOW, that’s an awesome graphic — I’ve never seen all the leftist sects laid out so well in relation to each other — it can be difficult to keep track of all the fruitcakes......
Great ping. I call them Bolsheviks.