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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:37 PM
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Wolfie: "Are they going to vote DemocRAT or Republican?"
Instead of Democratic. We all knew he was two steps from being a Republican operative - but he really "outed" himself there.

I'm firing off an e-mail to CNN about this.

If anyone else feels like doing the same - here's the contact information:

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/situation.room /



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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:39 PM
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1. A useless whore...
desperate to prove that he's a serious journalist, but he's about as legitimate as a $3 bill.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:39 PM
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2. "two steps from"?
How about twelve steps past. Leslie is a big time republic party operative.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:39 PM
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3. How about Republicanic?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:44 PM
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8. RepukliCON!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:55 PM by lonestarnot
I don't think so!
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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10. If they used Republican the same way it would be "Republic"
"are they going to vote "Republic?"
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:11 PM
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28. republikkkan
that's the ticket :evilgrin:
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:40 PM
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4. CNN: Whats the diff? n/t
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Pawel K Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:41 PM
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5. I don't really get it
did he actually put emphasis on the "rat" or did he simply say democrat?
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:42 PM
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6. It should be Democratic/Republican
not Democrat/Republican. Saying "Democrat" is a typical Republican slam.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:35 PM
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33. It always annoys me when some idiot uses the "left coast" term
to describe California (also includes Washington and Oregon, but does anybody call them "the left coast"?)

It really burns me up that lefties use it, too.

I always thought it was code to the freepturds and dittododos for people who wanted to show that they were kool-aide drinkers, but were afraid to actually come out and say that they were righties, for fear of something or other ...
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:37 PM
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34. I call them CONS cause that is what they are

We are Democrats.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:10 PM
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27. Either way shows partiality against the Democratic Party.
Vote Democratic. <-- Proper grammar.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:42 PM
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7. Democrat is an acceptable version of Democratic
Now, I wish they would shorten Republican to Repuke, but that ain't gonna happen. How about saving the outrage for something that means something?
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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11. Not really.
It has become a code word for the right and leslie knows it. They are engaged in a deliberate attempt to relabel our party the Democrat Party. It is unacceptable.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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14. They like to emphasize the "RAT" at the end & also think "Democratic"
has too "noble" of a connotation.

What irks me is that they are trying to change the name of OUR party.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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12. No, it is NOT.
It is a Republican party framing.

It is grammatically incorrect. We are Democrats. We are members of the Democratic Party.

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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:51 PM
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16. No, it implies that democrats are not democratic.... HOWEVER
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:53 PM by DireStrike
It's a slur, it has been for quite a while.

HOWEVER I've heard it used that way in that specific construction many times - "...Democrat or Republican?" The "ic" is an awkward syllable in that case.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:44 PM
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9. Correct his grammar. He is a journalist for goodness sake. How can we
explain the poor logic to our kids.
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:49 PM
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13. insist if they use Democrat that they use Redumblican
in the interest of fairness.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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15. Used as a noun, we say "the Democrats," not "the Democratics".
Is there an insult against the Democratic Party to be found there, too?

While Wolf may certainly have shown poor grammar in using "Democrat" instead of "Democratic" as an adjective, I must confess I never understood why it's considered an insult.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:54 PM
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19. It's subliminal messaging "DemocRAT" instead of Democratic
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:59 PM
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25. I guess someone will hear it if they want to hear it.
It's impossible to say "Democrat" without the last three letters.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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17. Just call them Republicants (like replicants, mendicants, etc.)
It's gramatically correct, and regardless of how you pronounce it, it fits.
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techtrainer Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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18. Get a Grip
LBJ, JFK, Truman and FDR were all Democrats - they weren't Democratics. Are you ashamed of the name?
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:55 PM
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20. and nigger is just a corrupted form of the latin "niger" for black
It's the intent, not the use.

Although I have no faith whatsover in leslie, there is a chance this could have been innocent. Exploding would be a bad idea.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:57 PM
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22. The sad thing is that I've even seen some Democrats start to use it.
It's gettting so widespread.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:59 PM
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24. So have I... we have no communication in and through the party
Republicans just watch faux news all day...
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:56 PM
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21. They were Democrats and they all voted Democratic.
The misusage is deliberate. You get a grip.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:01 PM
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26. Remember the subliminal ad that they had that flashed "DemocRAT"
in the 2000 election? They got in all kinds of trouble for that.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:16 PM
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29. You don't get it
Go back to those trashy right-wing sites
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:58 PM
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23. In that particular sentence it doesn't seem extremely out of place
I've heard that sentence and similar ones voiced exactly that way in good faith. "...democrat or republican?"

The "ic" is just a rhythmically odd syllable there, so people opt to fudge by cutting it off and using the companion form of the word "republican", which also happens to be republican.

I don't trust wolfie at all but it's easily claimed that in this case he didn't do anything wrong.
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verse18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:18 PM
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30. IIRC, wasn't there something about using the word
"Democratic," like Democratic candidate or Democratic party that was more pleasing to the ear. That's why repugs intentionally don't use it. I hope someone on DU knows what I'm talking about.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:19 PM
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31. Tell him he said it wrong - it's Democratic or Republic
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:20 PM
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32. I wouldn't worry about it
In the context he used it in, it wasn't how the right-wing uses it. I've heard a lot of people who use say "Democrat or Republican"/
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