try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows

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

Dear Republican politicians,

I've noticed that many of you refer to the Democratic Party of the United States as "the Democrat Party". I mean, sure, I know why you do it, and you probably think you're so clever for thinking it up, but um.

The party's official name has been "The Democratic Party" since 1844. It has never, ever been "The Democrat Party." So, you are being neither clever nor witty, you are merely WRONG. Saying someone is "a Democrat" is proper. Saying he or she is "a Democrat Senator/Congressperson" or a "Democrat voter" or a "member of the Democrat party" is not only wrong, it's improper grammar and just plain silly.

A bit of advice: If I were you I'd cut it out. I mean, you can keep right on being wrong and knock yourself out for all I care, but don't be surprised if people make fun of you, just like we do to people who say the world is flat or drive Hummers.

And remember, we're not laughing at you, we're laughing--oh, wait. We ARE laughing at you.

In conclusion, Thomas Jefferson*.

Admonishingly,

Me

P.S. I'm not a member of any political party, so I have no stock in what you guys call each other. I'm just in it for the lulz.




In sorta related news, I haven't been able to connect with democrats.org at all today. Conversly, gop.com connects just fine. This fact really isn't related to anything, I just thought I'd mention it.


*In case you're from Texas and have never heard of him, he was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He wrote a little document you may or may not know about.
Tags: epistolary, lulz, politics:us
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