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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 12:10 PM
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17. You can't force these things
language evolves organically.

"Republic" is being used on the floor of the House, and that's the direction the horse is traveling.

It's a tit-for-tat,and makes it clear why the cons are being insulted.

I don't think house DEms mean to escalate the insult game.

however, My personal fave is "Repupelickin".
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  -Proposal re the Cons dropping the 'ic' from Democratic. 'Republic' doesn't work Peace Patriot  Mar-31-07 11:17 AM   #0 
  - Publican  Pigwidgeon   Mar-31-07 11:20 AM   #1 
  - Publican is my favorite (EOM)  Lasher   Mar-31-07 12:36 PM   #20 
  - Repubelickins and Bushlickers nt  mcg   Mar-31-07 04:18 PM   #31 
  - But publicans also run the local pub!  annabanana   Apr-01-07 08:24 AM   #39 
  - I like that. RepubliCon. So descriptive. You know exactly who and what it is immediately.  AndyA   Mar-31-07 11:20 AM   #2 
  - I Like  iamjoy   Mar-31-07 11:24 AM   #3 
  - ConSWERVatives = Romney, McCain  MethuenProgressive   Mar-31-07 11:26 AM   #7 
  - Absolutely  pearl   Mar-31-07 11:24 AM   #4 
  - I wish they would simply be asked if they do not know correct grammar  Skittles   Mar-31-07 11:24 AM   #5 
  - Every time Chimpy opens his mouth  DCKit   Mar-31-07 11:34 AM   #10 
     - but I have seen very articulate guests on CSPAN doing the same  Skittles   Mar-31-07 11:48 AM   #13 
  - dont like  Ninja Jordan   Mar-31-07 11:26 AM   #6 
  - It does if you use a long u :-) n/t  skids   Mar-31-07 11:31 AM   #8 
  - The whole "Democrat Party" crap bothers me too, but  rep the dems   Mar-31-07 11:31 AM   #9 
  - Works for me, but  anotheryellowdog   Mar-31-07 11:40 AM   #11 
  - RepubliCON is nice  gratuitous   Mar-31-07 11:43 AM   #12 
  - i would have proposed ending with "unt" but I don't wish to offend  antifaschits   Mar-31-07 12:03 PM   #14 
  - I prefer the Biblical-sounding "Republicanites"  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-31-07 12:05 PM   #15 
  - As an ex-con  Dr.Phool   Mar-31-07 12:07 PM   #16 
  - You can't force these things  Kurovski   Mar-31-07 12:10 PM   #17 
  - Exactly right  Ninja Jordan   Mar-31-07 12:19 PM   #19 
  - I still prefer "Republan"  MurrayDelph   Mar-31-07 12:17 PM   #18 
  - Now THAT I like!  MGKrebs   Mar-31-07 05:59 PM   #32 
  - Here is why 'Democrat legislators' is an insult. It's because Democratic is not just  Peace Patriot   Mar-31-07 01:14 PM   #21 
  - "Publicans" is the most apt desription.  Vidar   Mar-31-07 01:15 PM   #22 
  - You're never going to get Democrats to agree on one name to call the fuckers  ruggerson   Mar-31-07 01:36 PM   #23 
  - That's the beauty of it  flying rabbit   Mar-31-07 09:05 PM   #37 
  - I prefer dickheads. As in dick---heads.  ncteechur   Mar-31-07 01:39 PM   #24 
  - I've added "Republicon Party" to the "Democrat Party" listing on Wiki  MethuenProgressive   Mar-31-07 01:53 PM   #25 
  - Thanks! I didn't think of that. BushCons is another good one, playing on  Peace Patriot   Mar-31-07 03:27 PM   #28 
  - Then there's Ratpublicans  Jack Rabbit   Mar-31-07 02:18 PM   #26 
  - RepubliCONartist n/t  Cascadian   Mar-31-07 03:02 PM   #27 
  - rape-publicons  leftofthedial   Mar-31-07 03:40 PM   #29 
  - Rethuglican work for me n/t  4dsc   Mar-31-07 03:58 PM   #30 
  - or "Repuglican"... or hell, just "Repugnant".  Labors of Hercules   Mar-31-07 06:52 PM   #34 
  - We don't need one word: we need a whole dictionary  struggle4progress   Mar-31-07 06:44 PM   #33 
  - oooo... even better... how about "RepugniCon" !!!  Labors of Hercules   Mar-31-07 06:54 PM   #35 
  - The Wiki "Republicon" entry was quickly Freeped.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-31-07 07:27 PM   #36 
  - Why not call a spade a spade?  area51   Apr-01-07 08:20 AM   #38 
  - Patrician, Monarchist, Phalangist  alfredo   Apr-01-07 09:22 AM   #40 
  - "Moneychangers."  blondeatlast   Apr-01-07 11:51 AM   #41 

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