'Democratic' is an adjective State, National, International, posted by Janna, a resident of Dublin, on Sep 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm Janna is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
For those so grammatically impaired, the word 'Democratic' is an adjective, while 'Democrat' is a noun. If you are describing a noun, such as in the post title below, you would use 'Democratic':
"Another "Brilliant" Democrat Bill to Become CA Law...Re: Babysitters"
See how easy that is? Of course, if you'd decided to display your bad grammar because Fox News told you to, then you won't care about my explanation or you already know. Funny, they would encourage their audience to appear ignorant and their audience would willingly do it.
Posted by Dana, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm
There is nothing "progressive" about Progressives.
Similarly, there is nothing "democratic" about Democrats. (Example: the way Democrats submitted the 2000-page Obamacare bill at 3am and demanded a vote on it that very same day. "Democratic?" I think not. "Totalitarian? Marxist? Yes.)
Both terms above mean the exact opposite...similar to the titles of most bills sponsored by Democrats.
Posted by Spacini@comcast.net, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm
Janna, I'm sure you already know this, but the use of the term democrat instead of democratic, is a well deserved slight. It's a fitting and easily recognizable slap at those who made the easy, lazy choice to live off of taxpayers money instead of working to make this country better through the promotion of exceptionaism as embodied by hard working Americans.
Posted by Night Owl, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm
What those responding to your post are not acknowledging is that 'democrat' party is a descriptor that has been used with regularity by Southern racists. Some here are probably ignorant of that fact; others know it and relish in it, as they are racists themselves, and feel a strong affection for the KKK and other predominant Southern racist groups. You'll no doubt hear some of the Republican pres candidates resort to the term when they speak before and court racist constituents in the upcoming S. Carolina contest.
Posters like steeeve/jimbo like using the term because it allows them to be racist (to those in the 'know') while maintaining the ability to deny if challenged. They are like little 2nd grade boys drawing nazi signs inside the covers of their books and folders.
Posted by dana, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Sep 6, 2011 at 5:01 am
hey night owl,
many people in this country have beenbrainwashed by the mainstream media and public schools that the KKK is
composed of "rightwingers."
apparently you are among those who have been brainwashed. you must not be aware that the KKK was an arm of the Democrat party. Robert Byrd, the longterm WV Democrat Senator was one of the KKK leaders (Grand Dragons).
Posted by Early Bird, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Sep 6, 2011 at 7:25 am
Dana here is another one. Won't denounce the KKK. Attempts to obfuscate matters by equating with right-wing Dems in the first part of the 20th century who have since aligned themselves with the GOP, and especially its tea party component. Byrd renounced his ties with the KKK and repudiated their hate-filled messages. You won't see steeeve/Jimof1/Dana doing any such similar thing.
The KKK continues to have a strong presence in California. Such cities as Riverside and Fallbrook in So-Cal, for example, were turned into bastions of KKK activity only a few decades ago. Their hatred overwhelms their reason, and they know better than to trot out their views in public sphere settings where they will be exposed as hate-filled and irrational. Once they hid behind sheets, now they hide behind 'don't tread on me' slogans within the sewer of tea bagger ideology. Using the term 'Democrat Party' has continued to be a way for KKKers to connect with other KKKers.
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Sep 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm
All you avian trolls, which is really the same Dem loser (night owl, early bird) posting with his multiple personalities, give us the race baiting. I know it's your only retort, regardless as to the subject, but surely even those of your limited Dem knowledge can do better if you actually made an effort. I'll admit, you sure know about generalizing about major segments of our population when it comes to racial discrimination. That alone says lot about your intention.
Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin, on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm dublinmike is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Dana, WV Democrat Senator Robert Byrd "was one of the KKK leaders (Grand Dragons)". You are correct. But, he was a Dixiecrat, meaning, a DINO. But, to his credit, he did repent publicly for his early racist leanings.
However, having said all that, he did manage to funnel monies to WV that would have been put to better to use elsewhere. And, he was self-serving in the end.
Posted by Les, a resident of the Las Positas neighborhood, on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:38 am
Byrd was US Senator from W. Virginny, a cesspool of illiteracy, racism, and other forms of violence. Without in any way endorsing Byrd's views, it can be stressed that he clearly did transform himself from racist kkk-er to about the best one might expect from the sewerlands of his state.
Like all senators, he attempted to funnel monies to his home state, and did so in a self-serving way. That's politics.
To suggest, as the sick one Dana does, that the KKK belongs to or is affiliated with the Democratic Party, is false. Today, the KKK and other hate-based groups are located dead-square within the Republican Party. The Democratic Party has made it quite clear that there is no place for racial hatred within its ranks. The Republican Party, in contrast, has opened up its arms to the KKK and other hate groups. (See widespread popularity of tea bagger groups within the Republican Party.) Whenever you hear someone referencing the Democratic Party as the 'Democrat Party', you can be sure it is a KKK-er peeking out from a rock somewhere, attempting to connect with other lowlifes of the same racist persuasion.
Posted by Janna, a resident of Dublin, on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm Janna is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Thanks Night Owl, interesting to read about the roots of the word. Nice to see it's mainstreamed with all the conservatives (eye roll). Of course, Obama is president so what can we expect. Not like anyone, particularly in Congress and the media, have tried to hide it.
spacini, OMG, I think I might vomit. So all democrats are lazy and living off the system? I don't think I've ever seen a better brain washing job by Faux News. You are a shining example of your party's scary ideals. You must be proud.
Dana, live in the past much? I'm sure you'll keep dragging out that Byrd story, even though more than few people on this forum have informed you of how things have changed. Not much else I can say here, frankly. Have a nice day!