Saturday, January 21, 2017

History Lesson: Did you know saying "Democrat Party" is a Slam?

   Several people who have written letters to the Editor in our local newspaper and continue to use
the words "Democrat Party" when referring to the Democratic Party.

DID YOU KNOW?  That incorrect reference was created by hostile conservatives. It's insulting.  The proper name is the Democratic Party.

HISTORY OF THE INSULT:   In fact, if you Google it, you'll find that using "Democrat Party" is a slam. It's not new, although Fox News and conservative "news" sources have resurrected it. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party since at least 1940.

USE IN RECENT HISTORY: 1) Following his inauguration in 2001, President George W. Bush often used the noun-as-adjective when referring to the opposition party.
2)  Donald Trump said on December 19, 2015, that the debate among democratic presidential candidates should be called the "Democrat Debate" rather than "Democratic", as the party was the "Democrat Party" and not "Democratic"

FOX NEWS PERPETRATING THE USE:  Fox News is a partisan outlet that promotes heavily slanted conservative views and has propagated fake news. It is also responsible for promoting ignorance in using the reference of "Democrat party."
  Democrats don't call the Republican Party the "Republic Party." So Republicans need to stop using "Democrat Party."  It's all about respect.

PLAYING DIRTY-  If Republicans continue to play dirty, then Democrats need to start playing dirty. Democrats have taken the "high road" and it got the party nowhere. It's sad to think that Democrats need to start being nasty to win an election, but it worked for Republicans. It says that voters in the U.S. now respect bullies. Sickening.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14