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Cogent analysis of the Democrat party

... upperdecker12/25/18
I’m convinced! #MAGA! midlaw12/25/18
I’m not convinced you know what cogent means gladigotaphdinstead12/25/18
You have misspelled Democratic as Democrat. Democrat sound soiled_nappies12/25/18
"Republicans have a way of irritating Democrats that also ha wutwutwut12/26/18
upperdecker (Dec 25, 2018 - 8:34 pm)


midlaw (Dec 25, 2018 - 8:50 pm)

I’m convinced! #MAGA!

gladigotaphdinstead (Dec 25, 2018 - 9:43 pm)

I’m not convinced you know what cogent means

soiled_nappies (Dec 25, 2018 - 10:31 pm)

You have misspelled Democratic as Democrat.
Democrat sounds more like “rat.”

This is an obvious sign you have been brainwashed by right wing news media. Please correct your original post.

wutwutwut (Dec 26, 2018 - 12:24 pm)

"Republicans have a way of irritating Democrats that also has frustrated some listeners.

They don't like to hear NPR journalists or guests use the noun 'Democrat' as an adjective.

As in: "What Democrat lawmakers want to do — hang with me here," said NPR Correspondent Andrea Seabrook, who covers Congress, "is pass the changes that they want to this bill in the House at the same time that they pass the Senate bill itself."

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....

Initially, I thought what's the big deal? ... It turns out this is a perceived slight that goes back decades.... The habit was begun by Republican presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey in 1940. ...

...in 1955 Leonard Hall, a former Republican chairman, began referring to the "Democrat" rather than the "Democratic" party. Hall dropped the 'ic ' because, he said [by using "Democratic"], "I think their claim is that they represent the great mass of the people, and that we don't, is just a lot of bunk." ...

It may be much ado about not much, but NPR should stick to its policy and call parties by their proper names. Do a search for "Democrat Party" on npr.org and you'll find other NPR staff using Democrat as an adjective.

While NPR can't control when guests use the term Democrat Party, it can insist correspondents be consistent. "


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