Monday, March 26, 2007

To My Democrat Friends...

Note: If you voted for John Kerry you are a "Democrat" - not a "Democratic."

The Party I usually vote for is made up of Republicans - The Republican Party. The Party you vote for is made up of "Democrats"- The "Democrat Party."

"Democratic" is an adjective, not a name, and describes a political system that the Democrat Party has found detrimental to the furthering of its agenda.

I can't make it much simpler than that.

Thank you.


PAW said...

Nice try. You really think you can change anything you want to suit your needs, don't you.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, however, the point remains valid. "Democratic" is an adjective - look it up.

Merriam Webster defines it as:

"1 : of, relating to, or favoring democracy
2 often capitalized : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the United States evolving in the early 19th century from the anti-federalists and the Democratic-Republican party and associated in modern times with policies of broad social reform and internationalism."

Therefore, used as the official name (such that it has become a noun) or not, it is an incorrect use. Even MW indicates that, at best, it is to be used to indicate things "of or relating to" the political party. As Malott said, "democratic" is an adjective.

janice said...

paw, get out your dictionary, it's an adjective.

I'm sorry the party you align yourself with are as uninformed as you.

Birds of a feather I guess.

PAW said...

Janice, I'm surprised at you.

janice said...

Why so paw?

PAW said...

Janice, frankly I'm surprised you'd go ad hominem on me over this one. But I guess I don't know you that well.

Also, I'm a little surprised that you'd choose to call me "uniformed" about a grammar issue. Just because that's an odd construct and we're talking about grammar - see the irony?

Finally, I'm surprised that on top of this, you straw-manned me pretty good. I didn't say anything about adjectives. My comment was restricted to conclusively demonstrating that despite the analysis and wishes of Malott, there does in fact exist a party named The Democratic Party.

janice said...

Before I commented, paw, I saw what website you were referencing. I think it was a few months ago this topic came up and another democrat pointed to the site.

Anyway, would you rather be "uniformed" or "uninformed"

ChuckL said...

Republican Party. Democratic Party.

"I am a Republican."
"I am a Democratic."
"The Republicans voted against the bill."
"The Democratics voted against the bill."

Whether it's history or grammar, the Democratics want to re-write it in their favor.

Republican Party.
Democrat Party.