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rainin

(3,012 posts)
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 01:55 PM Oct 2017

Democrat Party

Why do we let it pass when we are called the Democrat Party? We know they are demeaning us when they use it. I hear it in television interviews and democrats just let it pass. How hard would it be to correct it?

To be civil, we could pretend it was an honest mistake. Just a quick correction like you would if they had called you by the wrong name. If the situation called for it, we could even slip in a half-hidden patronizing or condescending tone.

It is so offensive. And it's aggressively rude. And we just take it. Why?

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Democrat Party (Original Post) rainin Oct 2017 OP
GOP Focus Group Tested. Wellstone ruled Oct 2017 #1
Because they are like sharp_stick Oct 2017 #2
Exactly. mreilly Oct 2017 #4
Joy Reid always corrects her guests if they do that. DLevine Oct 2017 #3
I, for one, do NOT let it stand. niyad Oct 2017 #5
It's illiterate BainsBane Oct 2017 #6
Just refer to them as the Republic Party and keep it moving. The problem mfcorey1 Oct 2017 #7
I was about to jump on you for using it in your subject line. Control-Z Oct 2017 #8
Smile and ask "You do mean Democratic?" Deb Oct 2017 #9
They do it for two reasons. 1) It gets people off message bluepen Oct 2017 #10
Yet so many democrats like calling them the Grand Old Party RandiFan1290 Oct 2017 #11
Bush used Democrat party In the state of the union California_Republic Oct 2017 #12

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
2. Because they are like
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:01 PM
Oct 2017

annoying 10 year old boys who really enjoy watching people when they piss them off.

 

mreilly

(2,120 posts)
4. Exactly.
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:06 PM
Oct 2017

I am convinced they literally sit around thinking of ways to behave like even bigger assholes; how to develop the whiniest insults; how to sneer even more condescendingly, and how to piss away even more of their dignity (actually I'd say the barrel is empty there).

mfcorey1

(11,001 posts)
7. Just refer to them as the Republic Party and keep it moving. The problem
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:07 PM
Oct 2017

with them is that they know shade because they know that Democrats will never fight back. That is how Drumpf operates. Name calling is a part of their signature means of opposition. To fight back is not to wallow in the dirt with them but to challenge them at what they know best.

Control-Z

(15,682 posts)
8. I was about to jump on you for using it in your subject line.
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:43 PM
Oct 2017

I can't promise I wouldn't have backed out without posting, though, because I wouldn't want to embarrass you on DU. But it actually angers me when I hear it or read it.

Good post.

Deb

(3,742 posts)
9. Smile and ask "You do mean Democratic?"
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:44 PM
Oct 2017

and keep asking until they correct themselves. I rarely get that problem twice from the same person.

bluepen

(620 posts)
10. They do it for two reasons. 1) It gets people off message
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:53 PM
Oct 2017

and that works because 2) people let them get them off message because people let it irritate them.

Solution: Don’t let them sidetrack the discussion and don’t give them the satisfaction of irritating you.

No shiny objects.

California_Republic

(1,826 posts)
12. Bush used Democrat party In the state of the union
Fri Oct 27, 2017, 03:08 PM
Oct 2017

In the state of the union

And was challenged on it by a reporter. He claimed he didn’t know.

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