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October 4, 2005

Bush Is John Birch Society Far-Right

-- by Dave Johnson

In his press conference today Bush referred to the Democratic Party as "The Democrat Party."

Some of us are old enough to recognize the phrase's John Birch Society origins.

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 4, 2005 8:53 AM

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Jeez, Dave, EVERYBODY says Democrat party. I say it. (To mock them.) They have lost control of their own name. That's how weak they are. That's how unable to control discourse they are. Of course, who would WANT these corporatist weenies controlling ANYTHING?

(That felt good.)

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 11:19 AM

What does "oh-pine" mean? I'd never heard that one before.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 12:29 PM

Interestingly, during the 2004 election campaign Bush would use "Democratic" when addressing certain audiences and "Democrat" when addressing others. I was never entirely clear on what precise rationale they used to decide who got the "Democrat" treatment. Whether it was Red audiences, Southern audiences, or rural audiences. But it was a conscious decision.

Posted by: space [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 6:52 PM

Actually, "Democrat Party" goes at least as far back as Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Posted by: John H. Morrison at October 9, 2005 12:47 PM

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