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bigtree

(86,320 posts)
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 07:44 PM Feb 2023

'Oh, the Banana Republican Party'

Acyn @Acyn
Raskin to Boebert: Democrat is the noun. When you use it as an adjective, you say Democratic.. As if every time we mentioned the other party it just came out with a kind of political speech impediment like, oh, the Banana Republican Party.




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'Oh, the Banana Republican Party' (Original Post) bigtree Feb 2023 OP
Outstanding. OnDoutside Feb 2023 #1
It is a shame that all of what he said went smooth over her head. Dustlawyer Mar 2023 #57
He's all badass with his rockstar head scarf MN2theMax Feb 2023 #2
Lauren, honey, may I call you honey? rubbersole Feb 2023 #3
Oh bless her heart. TigressDem Mar 2023 #31
+1 liberalla Mar 2023 #34
Good phrasing. wnylib Mar 2023 #39
ROFL Joinfortmill Mar 2023 #53
Well, Boeberts GED was a gimme. keithbvadu2 Feb 2023 #4
Fabulous. betsuni Feb 2023 #5
🔥😆 underpants Feb 2023 #6
"Noun? Adjective? That sounds woke!" Marcuse Feb 2023 #7
I love Woke 😀 malaise Feb 2023 #16
The Republicans love to use the word "woke." LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2023 #33
Yes I know the history malaise Mar 2023 #37
Compliments the Vox article. Marcuse Mar 2023 #64
I wonder why she wears her IQ number on her cap? BHDem53 Feb 2023 #26
So she remembers where she parked? TigressDem Mar 2023 #32
Lol Joinfortmill Mar 2023 #54
that gun. Is it real? If so, is it loaded? CTyankee Mar 2023 #67
I love Jamie and I agree with the term Banana Republican Party MagickMuffin Feb 2023 #8
Do this every time they say it malaise Feb 2023 #9
..the Banana Republic Party thomski64 Feb 2023 #22
Works for me. A fitting adjective for wnylib Mar 2023 #35
That was the most awesome verbal ass-whooping I've ever heard. alwaysinasnit Feb 2023 #10
It was brilliant malaise Feb 2023 #14
+1000 alwaysinasnit Feb 2023 #15
Ha ha wendyb-NC Feb 2023 #11
Raskin spitting fire. It's like getting in an argument with that one kid in high school Pepsidog Feb 2023 #12
Actually, they are... JoeOtterbein Feb 2023 #13
👍👍👍 Rebl2 Feb 2023 #19
Well, they can fill up their own pockets. Justice matters. Mar 2023 #66
Long may this man run. ancianita Feb 2023 #17
They don't Rebl2 Feb 2023 #18
This is a remnant of Rush Lumbutt ... aggiesal Feb 2023 #20
this English teacher NJCher Feb 2023 #21
Banana Republican Party. Perfect. FoxNewsSucks Feb 2023 #23
Sooooon glad that I was not drinking anything. niyad Feb 2023 #25
I just laughed out loud and woke the family up! Bluethroughu Mar 2023 #30
Yep. That's about the size of it. calimary Feb 2023 #27
BR for short. wnylib Mar 2023 #36
BReTHUGs it is malaise Mar 2023 #38
I like BR because it also stands for bath room. wnylib Mar 2023 #40
Well they are crapspewing THUGs malaise Mar 2023 #44
That they are. wnylib Mar 2023 #47
The trouble is, that those pukes who actually understand the reference (surely niyad Feb 2023 #24
Banned in Florida. The term offends Chiquita Brands International, the corporate descendant of UFC. Marcuse Feb 2023 #28
THIS malaise Mar 2023 #45
GAWD HOW I LOVE THIS MAN Skittles Feb 2023 #29
heh YoshidaYui Mar 2023 #43
I mean, he is all that, isn't he? Skittles Mar 2023 #70
iiight? YoshidaYui Mar 2023 #71
Banana Republican Party--got that covered, Caribbean music and all (Harry Belafonte would approve) DFW Mar 2023 #41
Today is Harry's 96th birthday malaise Mar 2023 #46
How very appropriate! DFW Mar 2023 #48
How lovely malaise Mar 2023 #49
I'm jealous! DFW Mar 2023 #50
Definitely one of your best! niyad Mar 2023 #59
I have a lot of fun doing these, gotta admit DFW Mar 2023 #60
I love them malaise Mar 2023 #68
Give 'em hell Jamie! wnylib Mar 2023 #42
Ask them, anytime a Republicon says "Democrat" as an adjective, ask them Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2023 #51
Love this dude. Joinfortmill Mar 2023 #52
Boebert: Wut's a ajutiv? frogmarch Mar 2023 #55
Banan Republican!! Richard D Mar 2023 #56
There is ZERO chance Boebert knows what a 'Banana Republic' is. LeftinOH Mar 2023 #58
Didn't think I could love Jamie Raskin more Wild blueberry Mar 2023 #61
As Jackie Gleason used to say, Abigail_Adams Mar 2023 #62
Hey Bigtree, don't know how you did it KS Toronado Mar 2023 #63
Tasking is on a roll of late. Not that he hasn't KPN Mar 2023 #65
Have used the term Banana Republicans to describe this collection of organized criminals/assholes OAITW r.2.0 Mar 2023 #69
From JHBs cartoon thread malaise Mar 2023 #72

MN2theMax

(1,485 posts)
2. He's all badass with his rockstar head scarf
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 07:51 PM
Feb 2023

And zero f***s left to give.

Dark Raskin will eat your lunch if you Banana Republicans don’t shape up!

rubbersole

(6,939 posts)
3. Lauren, honey, may I call you honey?
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 07:52 PM
Feb 2023

That is what in junior high school we would call a rhetorical wedgie. And thank goodness we're not in the old south that you long for, 'cause you just got owned, girl.

33. The Republicans love to use the word "woke."
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 01:40 AM
Mar 2023

(1) They have absolutely no idea of its history:

Before 2014, the call to “stay woke” was, for many people, unheard of. The idea behind it was common within Black communities at that point — the notion that staying “woke” and alert to the deceptions of other people was a basic survival tactic. But in 2014, following the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, “stay woke” suddenly became the cautionary watchword of Black Lives Matter activists on the streets, used in a chilling and specific context: keeping watch for police brutality and unjust police tactics. "A history of 'wokeness.'" Vox.com


(2) The word "woke" is used as a term of derision by members in both parties to describe anything they don't like. It's a dog whistle by the Banana Republican Party,* whereas more conservative Democrats use it to explain why certain groups are leaving the party, while conveniently omitting the new, younger members who are attracted by a more liberal philosophy.



*Rep. Jamie Raskin to Boebert: "Democrat is the noun. When you use it as an adjective, you say Democratic.. As if every time we mentioned the other party it just came out with a kind of political speech impediment like, oh, the Banana Republican Party."

malaise

(270,809 posts)
37. Yes I know the history
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 04:28 AM
Mar 2023

They distort everything.
Jamie nailed them. It was a nice warning- Dems can diss them with even more effect with banana Republicans.

Marcuse

(7,645 posts)
64. Compliments the Vox article.
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 03:29 PM
Mar 2023
Thus, the proper way to understand the history of our current usage of “woke” is that the metaphor was popularized by the labor movement, then borrowed by Black activists early in the 20th century before bursting into blues music in the 1920s. But the word remained a part of labor discourse all along, and is still used by organizers today.

Moreover, for all that we identify the metaphor with a particular politics, it carries much the same meaning in everyday conversation.
 (“Wake up and smell the coffee.”)



We study etymologies so that we might use language to unlock history. Here the history is far more complex than the commonly accepted origin story suggests. So whether or not wokeness has passed its peak, understanding how the word first came to be adopted by activists more than a century ago suggests it will remain a part of our political conversation in 2023 — and for decades to come.

[link:https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2023/jan/08/heres-where-woke-comes-from/?utm_campaign=magnet&utm_source=entity_page&utm_medium=related_articles|

CTyankee

(64,038 posts)
67. that gun. Is it real? If so, is it loaded?
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 05:19 PM
Mar 2023

Is she even trained in shooting it?

If the gun is real and loaded, I want to know where she is so I can stay as far away from her as possible.

Another thing: isn't she afraid someone could just grab it and use it against her?

MagickMuffin

(16,102 posts)
8. I love Jamie and I agree with the term Banana Republican Party
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 08:29 PM
Feb 2023



It's what Boebert eats before the State of the Union Address.

Gets her in rip roaring fighting shape to blurt out her grunts during the speech!


wnylib

(22,278 posts)
35. Works for me. A fitting adjective for
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 04:26 AM
Mar 2023

people who don't know the difference between a noun and an adjective.

We can even abbreviate it in writing as BR.

Pepsidog

(6,258 posts)
12. Raskin spitting fire. It's like getting in an argument with that one kid in high school
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 08:50 PM
Feb 2023

who would tear you a new asshole because they were so bright. Banana Republicans would do well to steer clear of Democratic Representative Raskin.

ancianita

(36,537 posts)
17. Long may this man run.
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 09:11 PM
Feb 2023

Long may he publicly expose their nationwide stupidity that passes for politics.

aggiesal

(9,061 posts)
20. This is a remnant of Rush Lumbutt ...
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 09:34 PM
Feb 2023

Democrat symbolizes as RAT.

It's purely intentional, and they'll continue to do it.

NJCher

(36,122 posts)
21. this English teacher
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 09:34 PM
Feb 2023

loves the lesson on nouns and adjectives.

So funny. Jamie is my favorite Congress person.

❤️

niyad

(115,052 posts)
24. The trouble is, that those pukes who actually understand the reference (surely
Tue Feb 28, 2023, 10:03 PM
Feb 2023

therevat least one or two), would glory in it.

DFW

(54,913 posts)
41. Banana Republican Party--got that covered, Caribbean music and all (Harry Belafonte would approve)
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 04:36 AM
Mar 2023

DFW

(54,913 posts)
48. How very appropriate!
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 05:39 AM
Mar 2023

My dad took me to see him live in the sixties in Washington, great concert. He had Miriam Makeba with him, first time I had ever heard of her. I had never heard the click language before. We have a new South African guy in our office in Dallas, and he can do the throat click perfectly. I never managed to get that down.

DFW

(54,913 posts)
50. I'm jealous!
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 05:49 AM
Mar 2023

I never got closer than the 50 or 60 feet I was from the stage back 60 (!!!) years ago.

DFW

(54,913 posts)
60. I have a lot of fun doing these, gotta admit
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 11:24 AM
Mar 2023

I wrote most of the lyrics, direct the music production and the most of the video content from afar. If I end up as a Hollywood producer in my next life, I'm ready. Finding these "soundalikes" is a cool process. The guy who sang this one isn't Jamaican, but his wife is, and he knew what we needed, as you can hear.

In Atlanta, there is always someone in the music scene who can do almost anything. And if not, then Don of the Parody Project out in the Pacific Northwest, can fill in. I only wish I had more time to be there in the studio and participate!! The last time I did any of the serious studio work was the "Talking TSA Blues," and that is now over ten years ago! I was in the studio from start to finish for that one, did some simplified lead guitar and vocal. At 9:00 A. M., met with the rest of TFT who had never heard the song yet. I laid it out, put down a rhythm guitar track on a 12 string, and in four hours, the track was finished. I love working with serious musicians!

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,328 posts)
51. Ask them, anytime a Republicon says "Democrat" as an adjective, ask them
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 06:51 AM
Mar 2023

Ask them if they need help finding remedial English tutoring.

Then after they get all huffy and then calm down, ask them if they are recent immigrants and English is not their first language.

After they get all huffy about that, they will say "you are just so upset at the word".

Then one can say, no, it doesn't upset me, but your lack of basic language skills is amusing and telling. Then walk away.

Abigail_Adams

(317 posts)
62. As Jackie Gleason used to say,
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 01:51 PM
Mar 2023

Pow! Right in the kisser! Here is a man who, fighting cancer, has no f*cks to give about the feelings of the Magats. Bravo Jamie!

KS Toronado

(17,893 posts)
63. Hey Bigtree, don't know how you did it
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 03:05 PM
Mar 2023

But you was able to post the actual tweet instead of a "Link to Tweet" we see so often.
Can you share your trick how it's done? Thanks.

KPN

(15,734 posts)
65. Tasking is on a roll of late. Not that he hasn't
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 04:22 PM
Mar 2023

always been sharp as a tack and great at clear, frank expression.

I would have really loved it if he’d gone one small step further by adding “and immaturity” after in civility; and then said “so grow up” somewhere along the line thereafter.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,238 posts)
69. Have used the term Banana Republicans to describe this collection of organized criminals/assholes
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 07:32 PM
Mar 2023

many times on DU. Glad to see it's percolated up to members pf Congress,

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