Why are all the news sources saying "Democratic"?


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Nickotym
December 6, 2004, 03:16 PM
Why the heck are the news sources calling it the Democratic Party nowadays? Twice on our local station this morning I heard the Democrat party referred to that way. Are they prepping us for a change to People's Democratic Socialist Party or something?

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shermacman
December 6, 2004, 03:26 PM
Uh, the words 'sloppy' and 'lazy' jump to mind. Of course "Left-wing lunatic conspiracy theory" also pops up.

Let's use them in a sentence:

The Democrat Party is a group of quasi-Socialists who are trying to destroy our American democratic process.

R.H. Lee
December 6, 2004, 03:30 PM
Because they are by and large idiots who throw around words without understanding wth they are talking about, and as an aside, intimating that any other political affiliation is not 'democratic'.

deanf
December 6, 2004, 04:22 PM
Maybe because that's the name of the party?

See http://www.democrats.org/

Augustwest
December 6, 2004, 04:35 PM
It's been the Democratic Party since as long as I can remember. Always sort of assumed that "Democrat Party" was some sorta Rush/Hannity/Fox slight at the DNC.

Nickotym
December 6, 2004, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the correction. I must listen to only Conservative sources since I only remember it being the Democrat Party.

shermacman
December 6, 2004, 05:01 PM
Nope, "democratic" is an adjective, not a noun. The 'Rats are simply doing what they do best, in this case: corrupting the language to suit their agenda.

RKCheung
December 6, 2004, 05:12 PM
Nope, "democratic" is an adjective, not a noun.

So is Republican.

Gordon Fink
December 6, 2004, 05:19 PM
No one seems to complain when socialists call themselves “communists.”

~G. Fink

shermacman
December 6, 2004, 05:27 PM
Uh, "Republican" is a noun, "democratic" is an adjective.

http://www.hyperdictionary.com

Just to keep it gun related: "The Republican party bravely withstood the venal, corrupt DemocRATs who were bent on destroying the Second Amendment and our precious democratic heritage."

Gordon, that's because there is no difference between Socialists, Communists, Democrats, Liberals! :evil:

Gordon Fink
December 6, 2004, 05:43 PM
There are important differences. If, in fact, you don’t recognize them, then you’ve proved the point you inspired.

~G. Fink

RKCheung
December 6, 2004, 05:53 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=republican

re·pub·li·can ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-pbl-kn)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a republic.
Favoring a republic as the best form of government.
Republican Of, relating to, characteristic of, or belonging to the Republican Party of the United States.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=democratic

dem·o·crat·ic ( P ) Pronunciation Key (dm-krtk)
adj.
Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union.
Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms.
Believing in or practicing social equality: “a proper democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords” (George du Maurier).
Democratic Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.

Malone LaVeigh
December 7, 2004, 03:51 AM
Nope, "democratic" is an adjective, not a noun.
Uh, yeah. An adjective modifies a noun. The noun is "party."

Fly320s
December 7, 2004, 07:29 AM
The media says, "democratic" because they believe that this country is a democracy.

When was the last time you heard a reporter say, "republic" when describing the U.S?

GSB
December 7, 2004, 08:23 AM
RKCheung, is there some reason you chose to ONLY hilight the adjectival form of the word Republican?

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=republican

Main Entry: 1re·pub·li·can
Pronunciation: ri-'p&-bli-k&n
Function: noun
1 : one that favors or supports a republican form of government
2 capitalized a : a member of a political party advocating republicanism b : a member of the Democratic-Republican party or of the Republican party of the U.S.

Lone_Gunman
December 7, 2004, 09:28 AM
I wish I had the last five minutes of my life back.

cuchulainn
December 7, 2004, 09:42 AM
Lone Gunman,

Me too.

RKCheung
December 7, 2004, 12:34 PM
GSB,

The discussion was about the two major parties and their associated names. Shermac was saying that "Democratic" in the Democratic Party is an adjective, but "Republican" in the Republican Party is a noun. I'm just showing that they are both adjectives modifying the noun, Party.

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