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Friday, December 08, 2017

David Brooks: A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn't have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn't have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. You could sort of float along in the middle, and keep your head down until this whole Trump thing passed. Now it's clear that middle ground doesn't exist. That's because Donald Trump never stops asking. There is no end to what Trump will ask of his party. He is defined by shamelessness, and so there is no bottom. And apparently there is no end to what regular Republicans are willing to give him. Trump may soon ask them to accept his firing of Robert Mueller, and yes, after some sighing, they will accept that, too. That's the way these corrupt bargains always work. You think you're only giving your tormentor a little piece of yourself, but he keeps asking and asking, and before long he owns your entire soul.

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It's amazing that there haven't been more Republicans like Mitt Romney who have said: "Enough is enough! I can go no further!"

The reason, I guess, is that the rot that has brought us to the brink of Senator Roy Moore began long ago. Starting with Sarah Palin and the spread of Fox News, the GOP traded an ethos of excellence for an ethos of hucksterism.

The Republican Party I grew up with admired excellence. It admired intellectual excellence (Milton Friedman, William F. Buckley), moral excellence (John Paul II, Natan Sharansky) and excellent leaders (James Baker, Jeane Kirkpatrick). Populism abandoned all that -- and had to by its very nature. Excellence is hierarchical. Excellence requires work, time, experience and talent. Populism doesn't believe in hierarchy. Populism doesn't demand the effort required to understand the best that has been thought and said. Populism celebrates the quick slogan, the impulsive slash, the easy ignorant assertion. Populism is blind to mastery and embraces mediocrity.

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"Trump may soon ask them to accept his firing of Robert Mueller"

Trump will ask for this. He has to. Some people on this blog will support that. The Quislings and Copperheads.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-08 10:12 AM | Reply

"The Republican Party I grew up with admired excellence. It admired intellectual excellence (Milton Friedman, William F. Buckley), moral excellence (John Paul II, Natan Sharansky) and excellent leaders (James Baker, Jeane Kirkpatrick)."

Brooks is such a dumb ass. The party he grew up with was the party of Nixon, Reagan and Bush. Treasonous bastards all. Nixon in pre-election deals with the S. Vietnamese that cost us 25,000 additional lives in the Vietnam war, Reagan in pre-election deals with the Ayatollah in Iran to hold hostages until after the war and both Bushes who started wars for oil twice in Iraq with no apology for all the hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by them. The Republican Party died the day Nixon was chosen as their candidate and it has never recovered. If and when the Democrats nominate an equally evil candidate then our party will die too. So far we haven't.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-08 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Republican Party died the day Nixon was chosen as their candidate and it has never recovered. If and when the Democrats nominate an equally evil candidate then our party will die too. So far we haven't.

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

wrong. the democrats may not be dead, but they are no more alive than the repubs at this point. Hillary was a terrible candidate. Any other decent democrat could have won that race, but whether the perception was correct or not, no one outside the hard-core democrat inner political circle could stand her.

I voted for her, but did not want to. I only did so because i aggressively and seriously did not want to vote for Trump.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-08 10:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Brooks is as disingenuous and insincere as the rest of the festering blob of ugly we know today as "conservative value" voter

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-12-08 10:58 AM | Reply

"I voted for her, but did not want to. I only did so because i aggressively and seriously did not want to vote for Trump."

Sometimes it is best to hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils and I applaud your for being so rational. I sort of did the same thing, I have never forgotten Hillary voted for the Iraq invasion but she admitted her mistake and she isn't Donald Trump.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-08 11:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the democrats may not be dead, but they are no more alive than the repubs at this point. Hillary was a terrible candidate. Any other decent democrat could have won that race, but whether the perception was correct or not, no one outside the hard-core democrat inner political circle could stand her.

I voted for her, but did not want to. I only did so because i aggressively and seriously did not want to vote for Trump.

#3 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2017-12-08 10:49 AM | FLAG:

Same.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-08 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Indiana Jones: The GOP Is Rotten.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-08 11:50 AM | Reply

The rot isn't new. It's been festering for years. The rot is just being very exposed and the symptoms are becoming more pronounced.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-08 11:55 AM | Reply

This is why it was so sad to see the Dems rot themselves for the last 10 years. The inevitable result when either party goes bad is that the other party looks better on the surface, but they end up being worse because they can get away with doing so many bad things that are overshadowed because the other party is worse.

All we can do is hope the Dems become a party for the people and not against the Constitution fast enough so when Trump's first term is up, they have a viable platform to run on. It would be nice to have Liberals practicing what they preach again instead of just blaming all their problems on other people.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2017-12-08 12:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 09/13/2017"

What do they all have in common? All are co-sponsors of Medicare for all.

www.congress.gov

#10 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-08 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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This is why it was so sad to see the Dems rot themselves for the last 10 years.
#9 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

You live in an alternative reality. This has been established on here repeatedly.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-08 01:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The Republican Party died the day Nixon was chosen as their candidate and it has never recovered. If and when the Democrats nominate an equally evil candidate then our party will die too. So far we haven't.

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

I think the Democrat party suffered still unrealized and un-reckoned-with damage when obama took the banker's money after they crashed the world economy, and then let them get away with hardly a slap on the wrist. How can democrat claim to be fighting for the little guy, when they're taking bribes from the people who are raping the little guy>

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It would be nice to have Liberals practicing what they preach again instead of just blaming all their problems on other people.

#9 | Posted by humtake

Democrats blame their problems on the rich who are rigging the economy to only serve the rich. That's a valid complaint and they deserve blame.

Repubs blame their problems on mexican immigrants and liberals. That's an insane complaint. As long as the repub base is too stupid to blame the businessmen who are raping them, and instead blame poor brown people, they don't get my sympathy.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

From the article: "The reason, I guess, is that the rot that has brought us to the brink of Senator Roy Moore began long ago. Starting with Sarah Palin and the spread of Fox News, the G.O.P. traded an ethos of excellence for an ethos of hucksterism." This from David Brooks!

I was a 1980 Reagan Democrat. Proud still that I voted for him in 1980, saw the signs of mental decay and corruption and decided to vote the other side in 1984. Voted for Bush in 1988, since then, I have not looked back to the R side of the fence, and now, quite later in my life, will probably never look there again.

I am ashamed at angry at every Republican for embracing Palin/Trump/Moore. You have brought us to this angry, bigoted state of intellectual and moral laziness. Please, don't deflect to Clinton. Please, no "but...!" Trump is President. Not Clinton, Trump. He had no business being elected; he is definitely the most incompetent, vengeful, partisan president of the last 100 years. He has already done great damage to the country morally and to our image around the world; I know, I have already been to several European and Asian countries in the past year, and the reaction is UNIVERSALLY: what were you all thinking?

Was the SCOTUS pick worth abandoning competence and sanity? Was a "pro-life" jurist worth electing a guy who could not give two poops in a tin bucket about "pro-life" except to get votes? If the economy is doing so well, as we are told everyday by Trump and his ----------- entourage du jour, why is there a need for a corporate tax cut? And now we face the real possibility of two wars: with North Korea and an aggravated Middle East multi-country mess--all over Trump's stupid promise to recognize Jerusalem as capital. The Republic will suffer, and either in 2018 or 2020, the backlash will be tremendous. Each #Trumpvoter has no one to blame but him- or herself.

#14 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-12-08 01:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

When you've lost David Brooks to reality...game over.

The GOP is skeletal at this point. Nothing left to rot, they're just now the evil undead.

#15 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 06:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I think the Democrat party suffered still unrealized and un-reckoned-with damage when obama took the banker's money after they crashed the world economy, and then let them get away with hardly a slap on the wrist. How can democrat claim to be fighting for the little guy, when they're taking bribes from the people who are raping the little guy>

#12 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

You lost me at "Democrat" Party. If you want anyone to take you seriously, you've gotta at least pretend not to be a dittohead ---------.

#16 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 06:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

You lost me at "Democrat" Party. If you want anyone to take you seriously, you've gotta at least pretend not to be a dittohead ---------.

#16 | Posted by chuffy

Please explain. YOu think saying "democrat party" instead of "democratic party" reveals something about me?

If you spend any time on this site you know I'm the furthest thing from a ---------.

Am i not liberal enough if I don't use the right pre-approved terminology? Please tell me you're not being a liberal word-nazi. Nothing makes liberals look dumber than whining about proper word usage and scolding those who don't use pre-approved terms.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 07:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

there is no GOP. the new right are Supremacist, Nazis.

#18 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-08 07:07 PM | Reply

What about if i spell it GREY instead of GRAY? Am I now a wall street elitist? Please take me to PC school.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 07:07 PM | Reply

Please explain. YOu think saying "democrat party" instead of "democratic party" reveals something about me? Yes. Saying "Democrat Party," has been an epithet for decades, used by not-liberals as a dog whistle. Using it says a lot about you.

If you spend any time on this site you know I'm the furthest thing from a ---------. I find it difficult to discern between Bernie supporters and ---------- more every day (not saying you're a Bernie supporter, but 2016 introduced a weird synergy between libertarians, alleged progressives and technocrats). I spend some time on the DR, but I don't have personality profiles on all the commenters here. I get confused about who's who sometimes. If you say so, OK.

Am i not liberal enough if I don't use the right pre-approved terminology? Please tell me you're not being a liberal word-nazi. Nothing makes liberals look dumber than whining about proper word usage and scolding those who don't use pre-approved terms. No, you're just using a well-known epithet to describe a Party that is petty and typical of wingnut conservatives. I don't know if you're liberal or not, but whining about it and scolding me about being a word-Nazi is kind of ironic. At least you know how to spell, "You're," which leads me to think you're not a ---------. If you are a liberal, consider not normalizing conservative pejoratives when criticizing Dems.

You're not wrong about Obama's handling of the financial crisis, but, IMO, this started during the Bush Administration when the AUMF, torture and the budget were all spinelessly agreed to by Democrats. Then Pelosi took impeachment off the table and here we are. Obama didn't do enough about the housing crisis, either.

#20 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 07:33 PM | Reply

What about if i spell it GREY instead of GRAY? Am I now a wall street elitist? Please take me to PC school.

Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 07:07 PM | Reply

Huh??? There's a difference???

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-08 07:38 PM | Reply

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.

--Will Durant

#22 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-08 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

What about if i spell it GREY instead of GRAY? Am I now a wall street elitist? Please take me to PC school.

#19 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I don't know how that would make you a Wall Street elitist, but spelling it that way would be an indication that you may be from the UK.

#23 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 07:39 PM | Reply

"YOu think saying "democrat party" instead of "democratic party" reveals something about me?" - #17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 07:06 PM

Why, yes it does:

Ruth Marcus: One Syllable of Civility
See also:
"Democrat Party" is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since at least 1940.

#24 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 07:41 PM | Reply

its not the GOP.. its the base of voters that VOTE GOP.

They are in complete moral rot.

#25 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-12-08 07:59 PM | Reply

"its not the GOP.. its the base of voters that VOTE GOP." - #25 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-12-08 07:59 PM

The great philosopher, Linus van Pelt, once said:

"I love mankind. It is people I can't stand."

#26 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 08:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The Republican Party died....

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

Funny. For a dead Party, they sure control a lot of government.

#27 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-12-08 08:56 PM | Reply

#12 Serious question. What laws did the banks break?
I assumed they rigged the laws so they were untouchable.

#28 | Posted by bored at 2017-12-08 09:21 PM | Reply

Saying "Democrat Party," has been an epithet for decades, used by not-liberals as a dog whistle. Using it says a lot about you.

you're just using a well-known epithet to describe a Party that is petty and typical of wingnut conservatives. I don't know if you're liberal or not, but whining about it and scolding me about being a word-Nazi is kind of ironic. At least you know how to spell, "You're," which leads me to think you're not a ---------. If you are a liberal, consider not normalizing conservative pejoratives when criticizing Dems.

#20 | Posted by chuffy

So you are just being a word nazi.

How is "Democrat party" an epithet or dog whistle?

You leave off "ic" and all of a sudden you're insulted? How? Because you CHOOSE to be? The N word has a history behind it that makes it offensive. What is the history behind "democrat" party that makes it offensive? Because limbaugh says it? If limbaugh starts saying "snorkle" does that make "snorkle" a dirty word?

Liberal need to pick our battles. And the more we turn into nagging old tattletales, scolding people for using words that are arbitrarily placed on the BAD list, the more swing voters will be disgusted with us and vote republican.

AKA - Chill the hell out.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 09:29 PM | Reply

"How is "Democrat party" an epithet or dog whistle?" - #29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 09:29 PM

Ruth Marcus: One Syllable of Civility
And...
"Democrat Party" is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since at least 1940.
Are you illiterate?

Or just stupid?

"Liberal [sic] need to pick our battles."

Then why are you adding fodder to the regressive side of the battle?

If you're so "liberal"?

#30 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 09:59 PM | Reply

"What is the history behind "democrat" party that makes it offensive?" - #29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 09:29 PM

Ruth Marcus: One Syllable of Civility
And...
"Democrat Party" is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since at least 1940.
Are you illiterate?

Or just stupid?

"Liberal [sic] need to pick our battles."

Then why are you adding fodder to the regressive side of the battle?

If you're so "liberal"?

#31 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 10:01 PM | Reply

Then why are you adding fodder to the regressive side of the battle?

If you're so "liberal"?

#31 | Posted by Hans

If it's so insulting, tell me what the insult is.

Sticks and stones...how's that saying go?

Spend your energy fighting the bankers, not scolding people for some meaningless non-insult.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 10:05 PM | Reply

"tell me what the insult is." - #32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 10:05 PM

"Democrat Party" is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since at least 1940.
You're obviously stupid and illiterate.

Rush Limbaugh thanks you for your "contributions."

He, like you, calls the Democratic Party the "Democrat" party.

Birds of a feather.

#33 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 10:09 PM | Reply

"Spend your energy ..." - #32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 10:05 PM

Stop spending your so-called "liberal" energy defending a rightwing insult.

#34 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 10:10 PM | Reply

"...some meaningless non-insult." - #32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 10:05 PM

Meaningless?

Ruth Marcus: One Syllable of Civility
Your stupidity bypasses "meaningless."

#35 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 10:12 PM | Reply

"tell me what the insult is." - #32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 10:05 PM

Even madbomber recognizes the insult:

"I googled it. My intent was not to be disparaging to the Dems. I will from now on refer to the party as the Democratic Party..." - #72 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-12-08 08:44 PM
A rightwinger recognizes the insult.

Why don't you?

#36 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-08 10:18 PM | Reply

You were provided with links that explain it for you, and yet you continue to ask why it is considered an epithet. Clearly, using the Internet and actually reading are not your strong suits. If I'm being a word-Nazi, fine, but you can't take umbrage to me calling you a dittohead OR a ---------. Those groups enthusiastically use the term, and apparently you are also comfortable with it.

#37 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 11:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I also commented on your statement about Obama and the financial crisis. You're 0 for 2.

#38 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 11:13 PM | Reply

Democrat Party has a long history of being an insult:

some Republican leaders have made a habit of referring to their opposition incorrectly and discourteously as the "Democrat Party." The reason isn't entirely clear; it may be meant to imply that the party isn't sufficiently "democratic" in the general sense, or may just be meant as a petty insult. In August 2006, Hendrik Hertzberg traced this Republican usage, which he termed a "slur" on his party, back to the 1940s. He says it was used by opponents to needle the powerful Pendergast organization in Kansas City, which backed Harry Truman. He also says it was used often by the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

www.factcheck.org

#39 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-08 11:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If they weren't out to irritate or insult, why wouldn't folks call people what they call themselves:

NPR's policy is to call parties what they call themselves, said Ron Elving, NPR's senior Washington editor. The proper name is the Democratic Party. Democrat is a noun and Democratic is the adjective to describe the party.

www.npr.org

#40 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-08 11:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Limbaugh dittoheads like it because they refer to Democrats as DemocRATs. It's puerile, but intentionally offensive. Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, and I'm sure others, have called out Republicans for doing so on many occasions.

#41 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-08 11:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How is "Democrat party" an epithet or dog whistle?

I'm assuming you honestly didn't know the history. Now you do.

#42 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-08 11:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And now for y/our moment of Zen:

Stephen Colbert‏ @StephenAtHome

The White House is saying Trump's slurred speech last week was due to dry throat. It's a common side effect to lying mouth.
7:54 PM - 8 Dec 2017

#43 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-08 11:42 PM | Reply

In speaks defense I have used democrat instead of democratic before because I suck at grammar. I try and remember that one but on occasion it will slip through if I'm posting in a hurry or on mobile.

Knowing speaks I am sure he was unaware of the implications and history (I was also). I also know he will also defend his mistakes to the death so unless we want this to be a grammar/epitaph thread we should probably get back to Brooks' comments and simply ignore the error.

My personal opinion is that the rot started with the "southern strategy". That brought out the subtle racism that has now blossomed to full blown racism. If you subtly appeal to racism you will get the subconscious racists but you will also get the active racist, don't think they won't notice your appeals to racism no matter how subtle. While the subconscious racist will follow your subtle leading the active racist will begin to try and guide you. Ultimately we end up here. The racists in control and the folks who would have never thought of themselves as racists trying to defend them.

#44 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2017-12-09 08:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

YOu think saying "democrat party" instead of "democratic party" reveals something about me?

Saying "Democrat party" instead of "Democratic party" is an intentional slight spread by -------- for the enjoyment of other --------.

If you don't want to be grouped with those --------, that's great. Don't sound like them.

Every time I hear "Democrat party" out of somebody's mouth on TV I think, "---- you too, buddy."

#45 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-09 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-Every time I hear "Democrat party" out of somebody's mouth on TV I think, "---- you too, buddy."

One more thing to be offended and thin skinned about.

I don't believe it's an insult for most.

#46 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-09 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I don't believe..." - #46 - Posted by eberly

You don't believe?

That comment cements the fact that your belief system is hardly the coin of the realm.

#47 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-09 01:52 PM | Reply

I don't believe it's an insult for most.

#46 | POSTED BY EBERLY

You should probably get your believer fixed. It's not new. It's a tribal thing. If you don't get mad at the right things then you are not really part of the Tribe... didn't you know?

Dog whistles are annoying. Trump is an expert at using dog whistles.

That's why his deplorable base loves him. He says the hateful things they want to hear.

Lock Her Up!

#48 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-09 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

YOu think saying "democrat party" instead of "democratic party" reveals something about me?
#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

It reveals that you're about to start quoting some R propaganda and we don't need to read any farther.

#49 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-09 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That comment cements the fact that your belief system is hardly the coin of the realm."

Or that I'm not dragging my pride around in a manner making it easy for me to be offended.

The only people calling it an insult are, not coincidentally, proud democrats.

Pride is fine until you take it to the point where you're too easily offended. You know....like evangelicals who cry about how Christmas is under assault. That's pride impacting their butthurtedness.

Like you and the word "Democrat".

#50 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-09 04:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

YOu think saying "democrat party" instead of "democratic party" reveals something about me?
#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Obviously it reveals more about them than anything.

#51 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-09 04:42 PM | Reply

"I don't believe it's an insult for most." - #46 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-09 10:42 AM

That isn't your call.

As I said, your belief system is hardly the coin of the realm.

#52 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-09 07:33 PM | Reply

Wow Speaks accidentally created so many snowflakes with one word, that there is a DR blizzard on this thread.

#53 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-12-10 10:39 AM | Reply

---------- and Nazis calling other people snowflakes makes me laugh.

#54 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-10 12:38 PM | Reply

"tell me what the insult is." - #32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-08 10:05 PM

"Democrat Party" is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since at least 1940.

You're obviously stupid and illiterate.

Rush Limbaugh thanks you for your "contributions."

He, like you, calls the Democratic Party the "Democrat" party.

Birds of a feather.

#33 | Posted by Hans

Again, tell me what the insult is. "Rush Limbaugh says it." is not reason something is insulting.

I hope you realize how stupid you look saying the difference between "democrat" and "democratic" is unacceptably inflammatory and enraging.

Don't be such weak crybaby tattletales. It only helps republicans.

#55 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-10 04:30 PM | Reply

"You're obviously stupid and illiterate."

Wow

LOL

And you're unhinged.

#56 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-10 08:02 PM | Reply

I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

#57 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-10 10:41 PM | Reply

And tattletales? Are you 4? Do you understand what that word means, because it makes no sense in this context...

#58 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-10 10:43 PM | Reply

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