Fun Fact – ‘Democrat Party’ Is a Pejorative

Dave Killion — December 28, 2013

For some reason, it occurred to me that I didn’t know if Team Blue was named the Democratic Party or the Democrat Party. Well, it turns out that not only is Democrat Party incorrect, it’s also an epithet

“Democrat Party” is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since 1940.”

If you’re like me, you’ll think that this probably isn’t much of a thing anymore. If so, then like me, you’re wrong –

“National Public Radio has banned the use of “Democrat” as an adjective.”

Ugh.

Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative. Republican/Democrat, Coke/Pepsi… you folks can call yourselves whatever you like. We know who you are.

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