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when in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one party to talk like idiots

Posted on 2010.18.03 at 15:11


peacey at 2010-03-18 19:25 (UTC) ()
Gracious. A bit snarky touchy today are we? You know, too much Olberman will do that.
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primroseburrows at 2010-03-18 19:32 (UTC) ()
Olbermann's been taking a leave of absence (his father has been ill and has very recently died). Besides, I like Maddow better ;)

I really think that using the wrong name deliberately is snarky and immature. I'd think it just as silly if the Dems had some cutesy little nyah-nyah name for the GOP, too.
sistermagpie at 2010-03-18 20:10 (UTC) ()
I hate it when people do it no matter what. It's like in HP fandom when people would refer to Snape as "Snapey Poo" to be obnoxious to people who liked him. Or there was one person who always referred to Voldemort as "Morty". It always drove me crazy. (I could handle things that were sort of accepted nicknames like Voldie but "Morty" was just that irritating "pay attention to how clever I am!")
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primroseburrows at 2010-03-19 00:22 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I hate it, too. And I've heard "Voldie" but never "Morty". Eww.

I think what I hate the most about the whole "Democrat Party" thing is that it's obviously meant to imply that the Democrats aren't really democratic, which is nonsense, because BOTH parties are small-d democratic (by virtue of the process they use to get themselves elected, among other things).

Trivia: The Democratic Party was once called the Democratic-Republican party, and if you'd asked any of the Founding Fathers what type of government the US was, they'd have told you republican, because of course it was and still is a constitutional republic. It's also a representative democracy, so completely without referring to party, the United states is both democratic and republican. [/history dork]

Edited at 2010-03-19 00:22 (UTC)
the_antichris at 2010-03-19 01:02 (UTC) ()
I don't even get why they think it's clever. 'Democrat' is still cognate with 'democracy', after all. So their whole thing is basically 'HAHA WE'RE IN UR NOOZ MEDIA STEALIN UR SUFFIX', but they pretend it has more deeper meaning than people who like to annoy me by calling me Christine? Whatever, dudes.
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primroseburrows at 2010-03-19 02:51 (UTC) ()
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