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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:20 PM
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Turnabout is fair play.
The Republican party has been very effective with the use of language in getting their message out. One glaring example is the use of the word Democrat. They have turned it into a pejorative term through the use of Democrat instead of democratic. The Democrat Senator from California instead of the Democratic Senator from Cal. It has a harsher sound and has been consistently used by the republicans for years. Subtle but there. It would be nice for our side to start to use the same tactic. The Republic Senator from Arizona. The Republic budget proposal. Turn the word Republic into a pejorative term. The Republic plan for America will not work!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:22 PM
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1. Personally, I prefer "Reptilian."
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:22 PM
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2. I can't think of any pejorative worse than "Republican" to call someone. n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 01:58 PM
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15. Oh really?
I can think of any number of epithets to use. All of which have the advantage of being entirely accurate, though some are rather wordy, and others can't be printed in a family newspaper.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:26 PM
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3. the repub
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:26 PM
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4. How about the term Fascist to refer to the Republican party?
If the shoe fits.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:27 PM
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5. Regressive
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 01:03 PM
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12. +10
Suits them perfectly.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:29 PM
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6. How about using "the ethics of a republican" as a term meaning completely unethical
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ArizonaLiberal Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:33 PM
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7. Yes, republican ethics, non sequitur.
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Herkamerk Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:36 PM
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8. Like the idea!
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:39 PM
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9. Tea Baggers
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:45 PM
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10. How about "Publicans"
This should drive the Fundies crazy..

"Publican, in the Gospels, is derived from the publicanus of the Vulgate, and signifies a member or employee of the Roman financial companies who farmed the taxes. From the time of the Republic the Roman State relieved itself of the trouble of collecting the taxes in the provinces by putting up the taxes of each in a lump sum to auction. The highest bidder received the authorization to extort the sum from the province in question."

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12553d.htm

So, essentially, Publicans were tax farmers that enabled extortionists. Good definition.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:47 PM
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11. That is very appropriate and driving the fundies crazy would be a bonus!
Sweeeet!
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 01:16 PM
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13. That settles it. I'm replacing "repuke", "repug", and all other such terms with "Publican"

Well done.

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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 01:48 PM
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14. Luv it!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 02:01 PM
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16. Let's don't.
I loathe all modifications on the word 'Republican'. And I've seen them all: pukes, pugs, 'licans, rethugs, repugs, blah blah. They sound childish and stupid.

But then, I hate all cutesy abbreviations, like 'puter' for computer and 'prolly' for probably. It makes it seem like the writer can't quite take the binky out of their mouth or something.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 02:09 PM
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17. You're an angry bunny
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 02:21 PM
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19. I have to agree. It accepts the idea that
the fight is between the Republicans and the Democrats, when it's really the wealthy vs. everyone else. It smells like pro-wrestling to me.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 02:39 PM
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20. Se my post #10
"Publicans"
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superduperfarleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 11:06 AM
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22. +1 gazillion. It's juvenile as hell.
And yes, that goes for both "demoncraps" and "repuglicans."
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dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 02:14 PM
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18. "Grand Old Party"
driping with sarcasm. That's the one I like to use.
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 11:04 AM
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21. I tried calling them Gops for a while
You know- Not G-O-P, but Gop. Didn't catch on though.
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