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Dick Harpootlian, Chairman of the Democratic Party in South Carolina:

I just attended this meeting in Chicago for two days with every member of the Democratic National Committee and big Democrats. There wasn't any Michael Moore there, there wasn't any Paul Krugman there.

The voice of the Democratic Party is far more moderate than you give it credit for. And to pull people like Krugman out and say he is a Democrat or he's a -- somebody associated with Barack Obama or his parties is absolutely wrong.

I am a former prosecutor. I put people in the electric chair. I have a gun. I believe in capital punishment. I believe in this war on terror. And I'm a Democrat.

Gee, how could this ever backfire?

h/t Digby.


Submitted by Randall Kohn on

And let's face it, anyone with a name like that is pretty fucked up to begin with.

Submitted by lambert on

... is a fucking family friendly blog!

Submitted by lambert on

... the incorporation of a reference to a sexual organ that did it. Sorry, these things are subjective!

Submitted by jawbone on

the name of the Democratic Party. It is not the "Democrat Party," albeit Republicans have been using the term for so many decades now deliberately to have a word that ends rhyming with "rat.

I also realize that even Democratic Party officials have sometimes fallen into using it, and young people have grown up with Republicans using it all the time so may think it's OK. The confusion is understandable, but, prithee, dear Correntians, do not use that deliberately wrong construction!

Didn't it begin with McCarthy? As a means of dissing, it goes back many years. I recall reading that opponents would chant "You rat, you rat, you Democrat" when Jackson was running. (I think I read it in children's history book....)

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Chaired by Joe Crowley, the Queens' Dem leader who chose Weprin.

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Submitted by jest on

Democrats are destroying their own party faster than the Rethugs ever could.

It's almost painful to watch now.