Definition of "Democrat".....

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  1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
    BillyDRitchieposted 7 years ago

    Do you realize that way back yonder at the founding of our Republic the word "Democrat" was an epithet? Back then if you called someone a Democrat you might well be challenged to a duel --- or just get the snot knocked out of you. In the late 1700s, a Democrat was "someone who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses." Not much has changed insofar as the definition has changed ... but now we elect them.

    1. Paul Wingert profile image76
      Paul Wingertposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for posting that useless piece of information.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image61
        Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I found it amusing and very accurate.

    2. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Soooo true!

  2. lovemychris profile image64
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Yeah...wtf?
    "but now we elect them."

    errr, you just elected a House-full of Republicans.
    sheeeeeesh, get your righty-smears right!

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Um, correct me if I'm wrong, LMC, but the Senate and White House are still decidedly Democrat, correct?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image72
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        BillyD, I hope that situation will be corrected in the next election.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    You do realize that there are also multiple definitions of "teabagger" also don't you?

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The term tea party as it applies to politics, has a valid historical basis....the gay community's use of the term was in no way meant to be political....

      1. Doug Hughes profile image57
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It,'s not strictly a 'gay' practice but there are so many gay republicans in office and in the closet you can understand why the error is so common. Actually, I have known a number of GOP women who practice though not with their husbands.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
          BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I wouldn't get too self righteous if I were you, since neither party has the morality market cornered.

          1. Jim Hunter profile image61
            Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Morality as far as a democrat is concerned is usually based on what they can get away with.

            1. I am DB Cooper profile image64
              I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Morality to a Republican is saying one thing to the public and practicing the complete opposite of that in airport bathrooms.

              1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
                BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Morality to the democrats is doing the same thing out in public for everyone to see....

              2. Jim Hunter profile image61
                Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                But thats ok...right?

        2. Jim Hunter profile image61
          Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          But you wouldn't consider being gay a bad thing....would you?

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Nope.  What goes on between a Republican and his gerbils is their own business.

            1. Jim Hunter profile image61
              Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You are if nothing else, consistent.

              But the gerbil fetish is a little disturbing.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Thank you.  I'm am proud to be considered tolerant of Republican fetishes.  Can't wait for Boehner's upcoming "gavel banging" scandal with a 13 year old congressional page.

                1. Jim Hunter profile image61
                  Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I think he's dating Nancy Pelosi.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    I take it you prefer John Boehner.

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe next time those people will do a little research before they name their little band of morons.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
          BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You'll have to forgive the Tea Party for looking to a turning point in American history for inspiration as opposed to our esteemed gay community.....

          Guess it demonstrates just where our respective minds tend to wander, huh?

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Didn't really think of a sexual position as being a turning point in history, but if that encompasses your knowledge of the topic...

            1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
              BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Are you really that ignorant of American history or are you just stirrin the puddin?  Because if it's the former, I'm gonna be real disappointed.....

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                One of us surely is...

                1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
                  BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Is surely.....?  I can't read your mind, dude (for which I am profoundly grateful....)

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Practice on your own first, you'll get there eventually.

          2. Pandoras Box profile image65
            Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            The gay community is also looking towards a turning point in American history.

 
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