What’s In A Modifier?

Uncle AndrewUncle Andrew
Filed under: @ 4:21 pm

Okay, so most if not all of you are already aware that the national Republican apparatus has decided that the Democratic Party shall no longer be referred to by its actual name, but instead by the neo-truncation “The Democrat Party”. And most if not all of you are no doubt aware that this is an intentional move on the part of the Republican spinerati to try to separate members of the Democratic Party from the meme embodied by the adjective “Democratic”.

To which I simply must pose the question: what, were the terms “Tree Hugger”, “Feminazi”, “Tax-And-Spender”, “Cut-And-Runner” and “Faggot” not sufficient for your needs, gents?

I tend to find this kind of gamesmanship tiresome and counterproductive. After all, it could be reasonably argued that the Republican Party of today is not properly bearing the torch of its namesake either (national unity, a well-funded infrastructure, not trying to get into the pants of sixteen-year-old congressional pages, etc.) but no one on the Dems’ side of the aisle–much less the collective publicity machine thereof–is fronting a movement to change the common moniker of the GOP.

The media picked up on it like the good little doggies that they are (what “liberal media”?), and began to use the modified, modifier-less phrase “The Democrat Party” almost immediately. If anything they seemed to adopt this new term even faster than they did the White House’s famously bizarre expression “The War on Terror”. (How does one go to war against an emotion, anyway? If bush wins the War on Terror, what will he attempt next? The Pogrom Against Insouciance?) Some media outlets initially attempted to use conditional phrases like “The so-called War on Terror”, but soon gave up, so War on Terror it is, now and forever.

And so it seems to be with this new turn of phrase. I knew the game was over when I head a correspondent on National Public Radio use it yesterday during Morning Edition. True, he was only a contributing journalist, and a foreign one at that, but still. I mean, Fox News is one thing, but NPR….

I would have liked to think that I and my Party were above such cheap tactics. Well, no more. I have taken upon myself to attempt to revise the name of the Republican Party in the collective American consciousness. And since they elected to pursue their objective via terminological circumcision, so shall I.

From now on, I shall refer to the GOP collectively as “The Repu Party”, pronounced “Re-Poo”.

We may no longer be Democratic, but they got nothin’ but the same old shit. 😛

2 Responses to “What’s In A Modifier?”

  1. Gavin Says:

    That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Nuke DC and start over.

  2. Uncle Andrew Says:

    He’s just kidding, Mr. Gonzalez, honest! 😮

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