A Gathering Democrat Storm
UPDATE: Vivian has now not only banned Jack but also closed comments on the post he sullied with his presence. It's a slippery slope, friends, a very slippery slope.
On a related note, I want to point out that if anyone, anywhere, at any time gets the notion to refer to MY party as the "Repub" Party, or gets the twisted idea of referring to me as a "Repub," I will not take it lying down. I will pursue that man or woman to the end of the Earth even though it take until the end of time and I WILL SEE JUSTICE SERVED. You will cry out to be banned from this blog after you find out what's in store for you. So don't even think about it.
UPDATE II: Charles notes
BTW, while Bush apologized for his mistake in the SOTU, I would note that he did not make a mistake.
In his speech he congratulated the winners for the "Democrat Majority". He was not saying the name of their party. He was expressing who was in the majority. IT was DEMOCRATS that were in the majority, not DEMOCRATICS. So it was a DEMOCRAT majority, not a DEMOCRATIC majority.
It would be the Democratic Party majority, except that the party cannot be a majority, there is only one of it.
The time has come to officially establish the "Democrat Wrath" category here, upon receiving word that the term "Democrat" is now utterly toxic to real-life Democrats.
Like kryptonite to the man from Krypton, that of which they were borne has become that which now threatens their very existence.
I don't need to rehash the issue, I'm sure. One example is our man Jack getting banned from the otherwise sensible Vivian Page's blog for daring to use the aforesaid offensive terminology.
I am envisioning the day when Democrats rule the world, yet are bedeviled by opponents who line the parade routes chanting "Democrat, Democrat, Democrat, Democrat, Democrat ..." prior to being rounded up and hauled off for slaughter.
"How darest thou label us 'Democrats'", sayest the Democrats. "Nevermore, nevermore!"
In all fairness, Democrats do consent quite often to being called "Democrats" with nobody getting sent off to the gulag as a result. For this we can thank their liberalism.
On the other hand, improper pronunciation of the phrase "Democrat Party" is now deemed hate speech, punishable by prison time ... or is it "Democratic Party ...?" I guess I'll never get that one straight now.
Our very astute local professor, the Marshmallow Man, observed:
o cours you righ, bu wha ca yo expec fro a publican?!
... and how true it is that just two letters can make all the difference in the world.
I can only imagine if people were to begin calling me "Budzins".
It would be traumatic.
My immediate response to the horror follows:
This is a mental illness. I cannot believe Vivian has been afflicted.
We need to be wearing ribbons, Jack, to draw attention to this crisis.
I propose they be colored gray, to symbolize the gray area that "Democrats who cannot bear being called, er, Democrats" surely occupies.
They won both houses of Congress and yet are reduced to quivering puddles of ectoplasm when someone leaves the "ic" off the name of their party.
This isn't thin-skinned. This is just skinned. They are falling apart. They've been imbibing the mythology of oppression for so long they will never be able to function without it.
Prediction: If the Democrats win everything - Presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, Pulitzer, Grammies, Golden Globes, Miss Universe, Sheriff of every town in America and Donald Trump's next Apprentice, and every Republican in the land moves to Alberta, Canada - Democrats would commence to suing each other over windmill farms and broken pre-nups.
Because that is what they do. If they can't take offense over actual offenses, they will need to invent them.
I wonder if there are any remaining sensible Democrats. I hope some will speak up about this insanity. Because I am extremely close to launching a new category here, "Wrath of the Democrat Party," just to track this stuff.
I can't imagine the recriminations. They might actually begin calling my party the "Republic Party." Now that would leave a mark.
Democrats: I hereby seek a new name to call you by, and I ask for your suggestions. I'm thinking "Democratacians" has a nice ring, and you could lose a couple syllables and still have the gist of your nomenclature. "Demo" or even "Democrash" would both retain a certain logic.
Or, "Democraticatic" leaves plenty of room for the editorial department to play around with.
What we do not want to do is shorten it too far, because "Demo" abbreviated to "Duh" would absolutely send the wrong signal to the public at large.
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