I was reading, and rather enjoying, Bob Cesca’s rant (Time for the Democrats to Get Loud and Fearless) at HuffPo. The post was about — get ready for this because you’ve probably never heard this before — how stupid Sarah Palin is and how mean the Republicans are, and the evil that they do.
One paragraph seemed a little out of place in the context of this highbrow analysis (emphasis mine):
John Boehner, meanwhile, held a press conference in which he discussed the President’s bipartisan outreach. And at one point Boehner used the epithet “Democrat majority.” Out loud and on television, Boehner used a pejorative term for the Democratic Party designed to emphasize the “rat” syllable. I’m actually shocked he didn’t accidentally refer to the president as “Osama.”
A little sensitive, are we? Democrat Party is a no-no?
I understand the source of the sensitivity. The most frequent current user of the term “Democrat” instead of “Democratic” as an adjective is Rush Limbaugh.
In any event, complaints about the adjective “Democrat” ring a little hollow coming from someone who regularly uses the term “Teabagger.”
How about this: Republicans stop saying “Democrat Party” if the left-wing blogosphere and Democratic Party politicians like Chuck Schumer stop saying “Teabaggers.” And while you’re at it, drop Repugnicans as well.
And we’ll throw in, no extra charge, a promise not to refer to Obama as “Professor.”
Somehow, I don’t think your side would be interested. And that’s why being loud and fearless does not help you.