CNN political producer: Romney derisively calls opponents ‘Democrats’

Frankly, we don’t get it either. Are we adding “Democrat” to the Handbook of Racial Code Words now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    come on, NOW you want to count the 3rd party candidates?

  • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

    Derisive:

    de·ri·sive   [dih-rahy-siv] Show IPA

    adjective

    characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking: derisive heckling.

    In the dictionary under “D”. Somewhere between “dense” and “distorted”.

    • [email protected]

      That funny I wish I had said. Great lolol

  • http://markwickens.ca/ Mark Wickens
    • http://www.cosmicgirl.net/ Cosmic Girl

      Now that I know they hate it and consider it a slur, I’ll be using it more often. They call republicans ‘racist’ and ‘homophobe’, etc., I’ll call them democrats.

      • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

        I thought they hated “liberal” even more…my bad!

        • TexSizzle

          Call them liberal progressive Democratics. Get in the terms they hate, and the term used to describe a virulent disease.

          • sharinite

            How about: liars, cheaters, thieves!

    • Gary Rudick

      Wikipedia et al need to study grammar, this is the Genitive Case, i.e. Democrat Party = Party of Democrats & Republican Party = Party of Republicans not the Republic Party

    • tomtom1983

      Oh well that is sure proof don’t ya know. Get a clue you hypocrite. Besides, who wrote the article? Because its not like liberals would knowingly publish, print or report anything at all dishonest or deceitful.

      Yeah, next!!

  • Terry_Jim

    Romney shouldn’t be afraid to call those who want to
    confiscate & redistribute wealth,
    weaken America abroad,
    and grasp power and control over people’s lives
    by their proper name
    – Democrat.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Actually reading that description their proper name would be Communist

      • Terry_Jim

        Yeah, that, too. But I think if Republicans explain what the collectivist, internationalist ,communist policies and plans the Democrats have, and label them ‘Democrat’ ;we will have a better shot at turning the tide. Calling them socialist or communist policies has technical merit, but doesn’t give us any strategic advantage.
        Call them the Democrats, and defeat them and their policies for generations. Lord willing.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          I meant that as a zinger but you are right.

    • Jedd McHead

      The Democrat “leadership” has made “Democrat” a dirty word.

  • Jim Wafwot

    Did she look up “democrat” at UrbanDictionary.com?

    • tomtom1983

      You know she did. When has any liberal ever presented information with its source not being from, you know, an unbiased liberal?

      Sad.

  • http://twitter.com/dianamee Diana Allocco

    “Democrat” v “Democratic”-Dems say GOPers smear when saying “Democrat Party,” not “Democratic Party.” Major stretch here re Romney sentence.

    • Chaitealover

      But he didn’t say “party” just Democrat. If you use the word as a description of a person, you would say: “Democrat Harry Reid,”, not “Democratic Harry Reid.” It was more than a stretch, it was grasping for a straw.

      • Johnny Banco

        What you are pointing out cannot be emphasized enough!

        This idiot Democrat is looking for a reason to complain, damn the truth (and Mitt!) in the process!

      • Jedd McHead

        Actually, I can think of more fitting titles for Harry Reid than “Democrat” but I don’t want to the moderator to pull my post because of profanity.

    • wbmccl

      Yes, I’ve heard this before too. I’ve always been really confused about it, since the “-ic” suffix doesn’t change the underlying meaning of the “Democrat” noun, just convert it to an adjective. So, while “Democrat Party” may be less grammatically correct, it barely counts as “derisive.”

      As for the Romney sentence, the noun “Democrat” can be used as an adjective to “leaders” without any derision.

      http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Democrat#Adjective

      • TexSizzle

        I do not refer to the party of the Socialists as the Socialistic party, or the party of the Communists as the Communistic party, nor do the members of those parties. So why do the Democratics insist on us referring to their party as the Democratic party? It sounds to me like it’s just something else for them to complain about, to criticize us.

  • sybilll

    But calling Romney a “bullshitter” warrants zero comments. Good lord, the MSM is dead as a doornail.

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        • TWG2A

          How about those obama ostomy sacks….

    • Judy B

      Been dead a very long time…it’s time to bury them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    cnn = covering non-news

  • Steve_J

    Who does she think the opposing party is? CNN?

    • morris adams

      u cant say opposing, cause white is opposite of black so opposing means oppose, so u sir, are a racist!! glad to have u onboard! watch us grow!

      • Jedd McHead

        You said “black” and not “African American”! I’m calling the PC Police! Since I’m white I’ll have to turn myself in, too, since just being born white is an act of racism, these days.

  • http://twitter.com/mckalarose mckalarose

    In my house calling someone a Democrat is the ultimate insult. They drove their party off the sanity cliff during the Clinton years. I’m amused even they now find it to be a contemptuous term.

    • Bud-Kathy Jones

      There not democrats they are progressives. I’m a democrat and from a totally diferent party.

      • Jedd McHead

        Lol, don’t kid yourself Bud-Kathy. I’m a recovering liberal (20 years clean now) and I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, it left me! I don’t care what you call yourself as long as you don’t vote for Obama.

    • Bud-Kathy Jones

      There not democrats they are progressives. I’m a democrat and from a totally diferent party.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Haha, thinking exactly the same! Reminds me of the Monty Python bit, that “Belgian IS the most derogatory word he can think of!”
      Yes, “Democrat” IS a very derogatory word!

  • Jack Deth

    BREAKING NEWS:
    Romney farts!
    Media surrounds the campaign.
    Film at 11!!!

    • nc

      There’s a three day story right there.

    • nc

      There’s a three day story right there.

  • Derek Ball

    yeah and oblabber says things like “our opponents” and “the otherside wants to take us back 50 years” but thats perfectly ok?

  • http://twitter.com/InformedNow InformNow

    But ‘Most Trusted Name in News’ BSer CNN’s Candy Crowley can be derisive all she wants by leaving her role as Moderator during debate and fact check on behalf of Obama, huh Rachel? What an idiot!

  • detroit19

    So which word is ‘derisive’? Democrat or leaders, because I totally see how leaders could be/is derisive.

    • Adela Wagner

      That was going to be my comment, maybe she meant “leaders” hahaha

      • CLASYS

        When you have leaders, you often also have gutters. Yes, that’s where to put their leaders, in the gutter.

      • CLASYS

        When you have leaders, you often also have gutters. Yes, that’s where to put their leaders, in the gutter.

  • Deanna

    Wow! So much info. Democrats are derisive? You really work for CNN? Figures.

  • Penmar

    Maybe we should start calling them by their real name, jacka$$es, I mean there is a reason for their party’s symbol, isn’t there?

  • Johnny Banco

    My nearly always unhappy ex-wife was similar to Rachel Streitfeld – even when I would do what she asked of me, very often she ended up complaining afterward anyway! I pointed out to her that this trait literally made her “impossible to please”, but telling her that wasn’t enough to jar her to change, and it led to our divorce. Predictably, within a week she told me she regretted divorcing me (to anyone who’s interested, no, I didn’t take her back – I warned her before the divorce that if she went through with it, I would not be going through the marriage process with her again!)

  • Scott

    I thought all good republicans said it derisively! I think she is just becoming ashamed of being one

  • kayellen48

    DUH…. Did any of you go to grammar school. In this sentence, ‘democrat’ is used as an adjective. Therefore, it would correctly be ‘democratic’. Would you think it was correct to describe the GOP as ‘republic’ leaders???????

    • Johnny Banco

      Nice red herring! You should congratulate yourself on a pedantic job well done! :)

    • TundraThunder

      If Mr. Romney actually said “democrat” instead of “democratic”, it’s no big deal, so there’s nothing to see here. Move along.

    • thetreyman

      um, i believe that Democrat in that sentence is used as the proper name of the opposition party. that would be why it it spelled with a capital D. on the other hand if he were to say “the democratic process” or something of that nature it would be an adjective. also i love it because it pisses off libs.

    • kayellen48

      It explains a lot. Stupid is as stupid does.

      • Johnny Banco

        Yes, yes, “Stupid is as stupid does” does explain a lot – it sums you and your laughable, self-righteous, anal-retentive grammar failure up quite well, doesn’t it? :)

        • Aidan MacAnBhaird

          Actually, the party name IS the Democrat Party. The party in question started calling themselves the Democratic Party some time ago in an attempt to have Americans subconsciously identify their party with an American process of government and appear more wholesome. For those who do not believe me, look at their own campaign slogans and written material of years past.

          • kayellen48

            Actually, no the party name is NOT the Democrat Party. And it always has been.

          • Aidan MacAnBhaird

            Before opening one’s mouth and revealing the idiot within, one should do a little research on the subject. Then again, by your own statement, you appear to be a Democrat in full cool-aid imbibed love-fest with the Democrat Party. Just a forewarning that hangover is going to be a b%$^&. =D Happy drinking.

          • Aidan MacAnBhaird

            Before opening one’s mouth and revealing the idiot within, one should do a little research on the subject. Then again, by your own statement, you appear to be a Democrat in full cool-aid imbibed love-fest with the Democrat Party. Just a forewarning that hangover is going to be a b%$^&. =D Happy drinking.

          • cgraham77

            “Actually, no the party name is NOT the Democrat Party. And it always has been.”

            Wow…you have some nerve criticizing OTHER people’s grammar!!

          • cgraham77

            “Actually, no the party name is NOT the Democrat Party. And it always has been.”

            Wow…you have some nerve criticizing OTHER people’s grammar!!

          • kayellen48

            Actually, no the party name is NOT the Democrat Party. And it always has been.

        • kayellen48

          It appears to me that the description of ‘stupid’ goes to those who did not have a clue as to why the use of the term ‘Democrat leaders’ was a topic for discussion. Maybe the rest of you don’t think grammar is important in your daily lives. But for the President of the United States, some of us think he should be held to a higher standard. It’s bad enough that he thinks that Syria is Iran’s path to the sea, knows little about history or foreign policy, and apparently can’t do the math required to explain his tax plan. He would be almost as much as an embarrassment on the world stage as George W. Bush was.

          • Johnny Banco

            Listen up and learn something, you partisan, pompous dingbat: 1) dem·o·crat: noun – (initial capital letter) – a member of the Democratic party; 2) Mitt could have said either “Democratic Party leaders” or, as he did say, “Democrat leaders”, and rightfully been considered to be grammatically correct whilst simultaneously not being guilty of uttering a slur; it’s not like he said, “Democrat Party leaders”, as the hysterical and ridiculous Rachel Streitfeld implied

            Your lack of understanding about this reveals you to be at best painfully ignorant, and at worst willfully stupid. So, which is the case with you?

          • kayellen48

            I think it is you who is being partisan. I was not even agreeing with Rachel. I was not making a political statement of any kind. I was just pointing out what the topic was – something that none of the responders seemed to understand. “Democrat leaders” is not grammatically correct. Republicans use the term to be derisive.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_%28epithet%29

          • Johnny Banco

            Listen up and learn something, you partisan, pompous dingbat: 1) dem·o·crat: noun – (initial capital letter) – a member of the Democratic party; 2) Mitt could have said either “Democratic Party leaders” or, as he did say, “Democrat leaders”, and rightfully been considered to be grammatically correct whilst simultaneously not being guilty of uttering a slur; it’s not like he said, “Democrat Party leaders”, as the hysterical and ridiculous Rachel Streitfeld implied

            Your lack of understanding about this reveals you to be at best painfully ignorant, and at worst willfully stupid. So, which is the case with you?

          • Gallatin

            I’ve had enough of this tool. Please explain Benghazi.

        • kayellen48

          It appears to me that the description of ‘stupid’ goes to those who did not have a clue as to why the use of the term ‘Democrat leaders’ was a topic for discussion. Maybe the rest of you don’t think grammar is important in your daily lives. But for the President of the United States, some of us think he should be held to a higher standard. It’s bad enough that he thinks that Syria is Iran’s path to the sea, knows little about history or foreign policy, and apparently can’t do the math required to explain his tax plan. He would be almost as much as an embarrassment on the world stage as George W. Bush was.

      • Owen007

        Well, you’re proof of that.

    • Joel Sprunger

      No you are saying democrat –> democratic. The republican equivalent would be republicanic.

      • nc

        Or maybe they want to be called “democraticans.”

        • tomtom1983

          Oh dear lord, that is funny.

        • tomtom1983

          Oh dear lord, that is funny.

      • nc

        Or maybe they want to be called “democraticans.”

    • Joel Sprunger

      The problem is that the party selected a name that is an adjective, whereas the republican party chose a noun. It is easy to say that someone is a “republican,” but it is difficult – and sounds confusing – when you say that someone is “a democratic person.”

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      You’re the one who needs to go back to grammar school –proper nouns aren’t (and never can be) adjectives.

      • Hiraghm

        “contact” and “disrespect” aren’t action verbs either, but that doesn’t stop anybody…

      • kayellen48

        Yes, Angie, that is EXACTLY the point. Democrat is a noun. Romney used it to describe “leaders” – he was using a noun as an adjective. Romney was WRONG. So even though you don’t realize it, you were agreeing with me and backing up my point. I, frankly, don’t give a dam that he was wrong. I was merely pointing out the point of Rachel’s comment to those who thought she was claiming that “Democrat” itself was a “derisive” word. Romney should have said “Democratic leaders” – Democratic is a proper adjective (as opposed to a common adjective). And furthermore, it has ALWAYS been the “Democratic Party”. Republicans refer to it as the “Democrat Party” to be derisive – but it only illustrates their ignorance.

        • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

          You actually think what you wrote makes sense and that the proper name for the party (which is a NOUN as all proper names are) can and should transform into an adjective and that being grammatically correct — as Romney was — is somehow an insult.

          No wonder you support Obama.

          • kayellen48

            When did I say I supported Obama? And what does a discussion about grammar have to do with who one supports? And yes, what I said makes perfect sense. The proper name for the party is The Democratic Party which is, as you say, a property noun. But Mitt was not referring to the party. He was referring to the leaders. To describe the leaders, one would use an adjective. “Democrat” is not an adjective. “Democratic” is.

          • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

            Your stupidity gives away who you are voting for, toots. And your waste of all this bandwidth because you don’t understand that the PROPER NAME OF THE PARTY DOESN’T CHANGE TO AN ADJECTIVE EVER proves exactly how dumb you are.

          • kayellen48

            If you think it’s a waste of band width, STOP RESPONDING – TOOTS. Especially if you don’t understand that no one, except YOU, is suggesting that the proper name of the party is being used as an adjective. “Democratic” or Democrat” is NOT THE NAME OF THE PARTY – TOOTS

    • Owen007

      Did you go to grammar school? Sure doesn’t look like it based on a missing question mark and a stunning lack of proper capitalization.

      • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

        And multiple question marks. I think one pretty much denotes that the sentence is a question.

      • kayellen48

        A question mark is not required when the sentence is rhetorical.

        • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

          Actually, to be precise, rhetorical questions DO require a question mark. (http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Question-Marks-Correctly Point 3)

          But then…why use 7 question marks in your last sentence? Did you really really really really really really really want to know the answer???????

          Here’s the thing, though – you have questioned the grammar because you have absolutely no other argument for the original topic, which is that the word “Democrat” is not a derisive term.

          Hope this helps! ☺ /pedagogical statement

          • kayellen48

            It depends on your source. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_question

            And you are correct that I have no argument for the original topic. But if you read my comment you would realize I was not trying to argue the original topic. I was merely trying to point out what the topic was because none of the responders understood what the topic was. You are also correct that “Democrat” is not a derisive term when used correctly. But that was not the point expressed in the original topic. Which you apparently don’t get even yet. The original topic was that Romney used “Democrat Leaders” to describe what is correctly “Democratic Leaders.” Republicans use the erroneous term to be derisive.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_%28epithet%29

        • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

          Actually, to be precise, rhetorical questions DO require a question mark. (http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Question-Marks-Correctly Point 3)

          But then…why use 7 question marks in your last sentence? Did you really really really really really really really want to know the answer???????

          Here’s the thing, though – you have questioned the grammar because you have absolutely no other argument for the original topic, which is that the word “Democrat” is not a derisive term.

          Hope this helps! ☺ /pedagogical statement

        • tomtom1983

          Thanks….. because knowledge is power! Lol!

        • tomtom1983

          Thanks….. because knowledge is power! Lol!

      • kayellen48

        A question mark is not required when the sentence is rhetorical.

    • Gary Rudick

      Yes, I have a Language Arts Olympiad Medal (perfect score, too!) and I can tell you that you a completely wrong! The Adjective/Genitive confusion stems from the fact that democracy is a Greek word and republic is a Latin/Roman word.

    • tomtom1983

      Grammar? The point is very simple, that being it doesn’t matter what any conservative says or does, liberals will only see, hear and think everything is either racist, sexist or bigoted.

      So who is commenting about grammar? Its the context and implications of self righteous and sanctimonious leftist hypocrites that are being discussed.

      Apparently, we conservatives are to only be comprised of hate and “derisiveness” and nothing more. Now that’s a generalized and “derisive” liberal summarization.

      But its expected from hypocrites who’s entire ideology is derisive by nature. What was Reid’s comment to Obama about being a well dressed and light skinned with no..what was it..right ” no negro dialect”.

      Its totally okay though, he’s liberal, so it wasn’t at all racist nor derisive like that nasty word, “angry” or ” professor”. Not at all.

    • tomtom1983

      Grammar? The point is very simple, that being it doesn’t matter what any conservative says or does, liberals will only see, hear and think everything is either racist, sexist or bigoted.

      So who is commenting about grammar? Its the context and implications of self righteous and sanctimonious leftist hypocrites that are being discussed.

      Apparently, we conservatives are to only be comprised of hate and “derisiveness” and nothing more. Now that’s a generalized and “derisive” liberal summarization.

      But its expected from hypocrites who’s entire ideology is derisive by nature. What was Reid’s comment to Obama about being a well dressed and light skinned with no..what was it..right ” no negro dialect”.

      Its totally okay though, he’s liberal, so it wasn’t at all racist nor derisive like that nasty word, “angry” or ” professor”. Not at all.

    • TocksNedlog

      Uh, excuse me, but it is almost always correct to describe the GOP as the LEADERS of our republic.

    • TexSizzle

      So you think the Socialists and Communists are wrong for not calling their parties the Socialistic party and the Communistic party?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.vick1 Sandra Vick

    What about when Hilary accused Obama of loving Republicans and Obama quickly responded with…I said that the Republicans had a lot of ideas, “I didn’t say any of them were good.” Bipartisian yeah right!

  • JoH113

    WTF is he supposed to call them? Can our dinosaur media just hurry up and fossilize, already??Jeebus!

  • Cocotrini

    *lol*geez I just don’t know what to say about this one, these people are going from bad to worse *lol*

  • Joe W.

    I prefer to call them democRATs….

  • Scott

    Hopefully when Romney/Ryan take over they will snub the media outlets CBS,CNN,…..etc. (not to forget Leno and MTV) like lowbama and company have done to FOX and other conservative type press

    • morris adams

      THAT would be brilliant, refuse to answer ANYTHING!!! EVER!! and watch em explode, brilliant! no press conf, no nothing!! did i say EVER!! BRILLIANT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Bartram/100001287911029 Jay Bartram

    Well Staples, Binders, Wife, Marriage, Liberal, Immigrant, Legal, Abstinance, Dog Whistle, Birther, and a whole lot of other words are off limits. But in 2 weeks a new one will be added – Loser

    • CLASYS

      Remember 2000 and Sore Loserman.

    • CLASYS

      Remember 2000 and Sore Loserman.

  • http://twitter.com/DennisMcMaster Dennis McMaster

    With the Obama administration’s record, if you were a democrat, you’d think being called a democrat was a bad thing too.

  • Owen007

    Moments like this indicate why CNN is in the ratings toilet. Spare me the whining about “Democrat” or “Democratic.” Commenting on it is one thing; bitching about it is something else. If I’m going to spend time obsessing about word choices, I’d prefer to focus on a paid professional at CNN that seems to have no idea what “derisive” means.

  • Ksmith934Smith

    They’ve been making up crap for months now! What else is there for them to do?

  • Beth Larsen

    Give me a freaking break.

    • TexSizzle

      ctrl-c (techno-nerd humor)

      • Beth Larsen

        haha. That’s a good one. :]

  • Brian Bennett

    I’m sorry. No really…I am so sorry, that this idiot gets a spot in the limelight. Go back to eating your serving of O-pie and quit pretending what you say is news.

  • DG

    This is a mere pre-cursor of what to expect for the next 4 years when Romney wins the Presidency. It will probably prove to be the tamer of the aggregations we will see.

  • DG

    Don’t you people get it, yet? Anything a Republican says is hate-speech. Get with the ‘liberal’ program or become a bigoted, hate-filled, RepublicRat! (Do I need the sarcasm fonts here?)

  • Scott

    WOW! Rachel is not only going to vote with her vagina, it seems she is letting it do her talking and thinking also. Get a freaking grip, find something REAL to whine about like how in Gods name 4 Americans are killed in a terrorist attack and her god, oboma and his disciples watched it on drone television and didn’t do a thing to help,but lied through their rear ends about the whole thing!

  • Aidan MacAnBhaird

    Instead of arguing about the proper term for a Democrat, take a trip down memory lane decades past and learn that the actual name of the party since inception is THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. The members started using the term Democratic Party years ago in an attempt to have potential voters subconsciously identify the party with the American democratic process. Just keep it simple and call them what they are; Democrats.

    • kayellen48
      • tomtom1983

        How many times did you post that link? You do realize that it doesn’t change anything the more you post it, right?

        Did you find that in Debbie’s cubicle? Oh Debbie.

      • tomtom1983

        How many times did you post that link? You do realize that it doesn’t change anything the more you post it, right?

        Did you find that in Debbie’s cubicle? Oh Debbie.

      • soJa

        Did you actually read past the first couple lines, or better yet understand, the lolwiki article you linked? The dem party has in fact, if we are to regard your link as fact, referred to itself at times as the Democrat Party, along with journalists and the American people.

        Any percieved negativity with using democrat in place of democratic is purely subjective and basically amounts to overly sensitive nitwits getting their feelings hurt over semantics.

        Those who do intentionally drop the inflection for partisan reasons, I think, have legitimate reasons to do so and is in no way “derisive” simply because you don’t agree with it’s usage.

        In any case, the whole thing is trivial semantics at best, and certainly has nothing to do with whether or not Romney will be bipartisan.

        • CLASYS

          It’s Democrats, pure and simple. Look at Bob Hope’s joke about it from the 1940s all over youtube. [They are like zombies [paraphrasing] and Hope says “like Democrats?”.

        • CLASYS

          It’s Democrats, pure and simple. Look at Bob Hope’s joke about it from the 1940s all over youtube. [They are like zombies [paraphrasing] and Hope says “like Democrats?”.

        • kayellen48

          Yes, G. I did read the entire article. Did you? This is no longer the 1950’s. This article makes it clear that Republicans use the term as a partisan epithet. Even Jack Kemp objected to it as being insulting.

          • soJa

            If you really think that is “clear” from the wiki article (not normally considered a legit source FYI) then I don’t know what to say to you. It’s certainly not “clear” or just a black and white issue. Stay small.

      • soJa

        Did you actually read past the first couple lines, or better yet understand, the lolwiki article you linked? The dem party has in fact, if we are to regard your link as fact, referred to itself at times as the Democrat Party, along with journalists and the American people.

        Any percieved negativity with using democrat in place of democratic is purely subjective and basically amounts to overly sensitive nitwits getting their feelings hurt over semantics.

        Those who do intentionally drop the inflection for partisan reasons, I think, have legitimate reasons to do so and is in no way “derisive” simply because you don’t agree with it’s usage.

        In any case, the whole thing is trivial semantics at best, and certainly has nothing to do with whether or not Romney will be bipartisan.

    • kayellen48
    • http://www.facebook.com/jayg.wms Jay G Wms

      You are SO correct ! The term democratic has been brain-washed into the people for a long time. They make you think that they are the Democracy party .
      Do we call it the Republicanic party ? NO

  • tomtom1983

    My God you liberals are grasping for whatever you can reach for as your moral failings and duplicitous hypocrisy drags that hot mess you call an ideology to the deepest and darkest pits of Dante’s many Rings of Hell.

    Apparently to “Democrats”, correctly identifying a political party is somehow “derisive” but not when these “Democrats”, “derisively” mock Romney with “derisiveness” like Pelosi and “Mittology” or Obama’s “Romnesia”.

    This is seriously embarrassing. It must be tiresome to spend such massive amounts of time searching for otherworldly specters of greedy demons, wars on women, racial injustice, sexist bigots and voter suppression.

    Well were happy to help you in this righteous endeavor. Just find the nearest mirror, compacts are OK, look straight into that mirror and …………………….. BAM ITS YOU, LIBS!

    That’s right, everything you falsely claim to be against is exactly what makes you liberal.

    Your racist.

    Your bigots.

    Your hypocrites.

    Your thieves.

    Your hateful.

    Your liars.

    Your liberal.

    • kayellen48

      “Your” would indicate ownership. Did you mean to say “you’re” ???

      • J. Cox

        Did you mean to only put one question mark,or are you speaking leetspeak?How about before you correct others,make sure you do not write out your post like a 15 year old interwebz!!11!!One moron.

      • J. Cox

        Did you mean to only put one question mark,or are you speaking leetspeak?How about before you correct others,make sure you do not write out your post like a 15 year old interwebz!!11!!One moron.

      • tomtom1983

        Possibly. Let’s see.

        You’re a liar.
        You’re a hypocrite.
        You’re a racist.
        You’re a bigot.

        I don’t know, which do you prefer? Perhaps both? I mean do liberals not OWN racism? Do liberals not OWN hypocrisy? Do liberals not OWN bigotry?

        Let’s ask Cher if she can channel Romney’s magic Mormon undies again just to be sure. Or that lovely young lady that set herself on fire with the attempt to blame racist conservatives because she doesn’t belong to the party that owns racism.

        No? Man, if only I knew which party created Jim Crow and the Black Codes. Or which party said absolutely nothing when the black panthers participated in white voter suppression in Philly. I believe they might have an idea or two on ownership.

        So please take your time in dissecting grammar and paragraph structuring if that’s what you need to do. Because it doesn’t really bother me in any such way.

        Perhaps the brains behind Obama’s new slogan “foward” could use YOUR expertise.

      • tomtom1983

        Possibly. Let’s see.

        You’re a liar.
        You’re a hypocrite.
        You’re a racist.
        You’re a bigot.

        I don’t know, which do you prefer? Perhaps both? I mean do liberals not OWN racism? Do liberals not OWN hypocrisy? Do liberals not OWN bigotry?

        Let’s ask Cher if she can channel Romney’s magic Mormon undies again just to be sure. Or that lovely young lady that set herself on fire with the attempt to blame racist conservatives because she doesn’t belong to the party that owns racism.

        No? Man, if only I knew which party created Jim Crow and the Black Codes. Or which party said absolutely nothing when the black panthers participated in white voter suppression in Philly. I believe they might have an idea or two on ownership.

        So please take your time in dissecting grammar and paragraph structuring if that’s what you need to do. Because it doesn’t really bother me in any such way.

        Perhaps the brains behind Obama’s new slogan “foward” could use YOUR expertise.

    • kayellen48

      “Your” would indicate ownership. Did you mean to say “you’re” ???

    • BeeKaaay

      Stop calling them liberals. They’re leftists, Marxists, leftwingwackos, regressives.

      Yield the language to your opponent and you yield the argument.

      • Mini14’sBlkStrat

        I like calling them “little shits”.

      • Mini14’sBlkStrat

        I like calling them “little shits”.

      • CLASYS

        No, to be fair, they are “progressives”. You know the word progressive, right. Like cancer, that’s progressive as well as it kills the host.

        • BeeKaaay

          They want to take us to 1917 Russia. How is that progress?

          it is not, therefore “progressive”

          And for cancer, I think they use a different term.

      • CLASYS

        No, to be fair, they are “progressives”. You know the word progressive, right. Like cancer, that’s progressive as well as it kills the host.

      • graz

        and freebaggers, socialists, ows slugs, food stampers etc etc

    • BeeKaaay

      Stop calling them liberals. They’re leftists, Marxists, leftwingwackos, regressives.

      Yield the language to your opponent and you yield the argument.

    • CLASYS

      Who did that comedy folk song years ago “Love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal”?

      • RightThinking1

        Easy. Phil Ochs

    • CLASYS

      Who did that comedy folk song years ago “Love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal”?

    • http://cowboybebop.wikia.com/wiki/Faye_Valentine Faye Valentine

      *you’re

      But yes, they are all those things.

  • Patrick L

    What are these guys at cnn smoking I want to get loaded too.

  • Mini14’sBlkStrat

    Romney should have said; “yeah, I’ll meet with the cowardly little shits, and give them a good kick in the ass”.

    • BeeKaaay

      That assumes he has balls. He has yet to take on O in PA.

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        That’s a bunch of b.s.– PA is fools gold. TV markets are super expensive & Philly has a “machine” that rivals Boss Tweed’s — they can get 120% turnout if need be to get Obama the win by counter-acting the rest of the state.

        • CLASYS

          Yeah, maybe even 150% ACORN says, vote early and often.,

        • CLASYS

          Yeah, maybe even 150% ACORN says, vote early and often.,

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        That’s a bunch of b.s.– PA is fools gold. TV markets are super expensive & Philly has a “machine” that rivals Boss Tweed’s — they can get 120% turnout if need be to get Obama the win by counter-acting the rest of the state.

    • BeeKaaay

      That assumes he has balls. He has yet to take on O in PA.

  • Mini14’sBlkStrat

    Romney should have said; “yeah, I’ll meet with the cowardly little shits, and give them a good kick in the ass”.

  • BeeKaaay

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. – Inigo Montoya

  • BeeKaaay

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. – Inigo Montoya

  • rbtpowell

    So long absurd…….hello lunacy.

  • rbtpowell

    So long absurd…….hello lunacy.

  • marcellucci

    I have to admit…when someone cuts me off in traffic, I always yell “Effin’ Democrat!!!!”

    • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

      Pottymouth. 😉 (in reference to the D word, of course!)

    • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

      Pottymouth. 😉 (in reference to the D word, of course!)

  • marcellucci

    I have to admit…when someone cuts me off in traffic, I always yell “Effin’ Democrat!!!!”

  • Garth Haycock

    I honestly don’t see the problem. I’ve always thought Democrat was a derisive term. I know I would be very insulted if anyone called me a Democrat.

  • louisiana_mom

    By the time November 6 gets here the Left will be saying that the way Romney inhales is derisive. LMAO! Keep it up, you are only exposing your bias for the whole world to see.

  • louisiana_mom

    By the time November 6 gets here the Left will be saying that the way Romney inhales is derisive. LMAO! Keep it up, you are only exposing your bias for the whole world to see.

  • Emjay Graykat

    Yea? Well I’m flipping Obama off in 27 different languages right now.

  • Emjay Graykat

    Yea? Well I’m flipping Obama off in 27 different languages right now.

  • Love of Country

    Well ya got me …. I’d be extremely offended too if anyone ever called me a Democrat …. it’s insulting. I mean pardon my french but you may as well call me a lazy, racist, fascist piece of owebama.

  • Love of Country

    Well ya got me …. I’d be extremely offended too if anyone ever called me a Democrat …. it’s insulting. I mean pardon my french but you may as well call me a lazy, racist, fascist piece of owebama.

  • http://twitter.com/ReeFungorio Ree Fungorio

    She’s right, I keep leaving off the “ick”. To assuage those hurt from now on I’ll use only that part.

    • TexSizzle

      As long as they insist on Democratic Party, I’ll call them Democratics.

  • http://twitter.com/ReeFungorio Ree Fungorio

    maybe she’s offended by the word “leaders”.

  • TexasHawk

    I would be insulted if someone called me a democrat.

  • Timothy Crenshaw

    When did they change names and Democrat became derisive because I have been looking at a LOT of political stuff tonight and everyone still seems to be using Democrat.

  • Timothy Crenshaw

    To all you saying there are Democrats and there are Progressives someone needs to inform the government because there are still only TWO parties on the ballots and of them is Democrat.

  • brewerandpatriot

    If Mitt saying “Democrat leaders” is a topic for discussion and an egregious abuse of grammar, why isn’t MSM attacking Blowbama for wanting to build more wind turbines “right here in China?”

  • Gallatin

    Dear President Romney, I am not voting for you to “reach across” the aisle to work with democrats. To quote obowmao; “Elections have consequences.” I expect you to shove those consequences down their throats. The only time that I think you should agree to work with democrats is if they agree to massive spending cuts and tax cuts. And I don’t mean the promise of spending cuts later, or cuts in the rates of spending touted as spending cuts. I mean actual spending cuts. This is my definition of a spending cut, if we spent a $1.00 in 2012 then if we spend 50 cents in 2013 that is a spending cut.

  • Frankie B

    I must admit I have used the word “democrat” in a derisive (mockingly contemptuous) way.

  • cityflat

    the only thing “democrat” can be associated with is Desperation.

  • Belasarius

    It annoys people when you don’t call them what they want to be called. I believe during the early 19th century it was the “Democrat Party.” I think the party is registered in all 57 states as the “Democratic Party” So, if you know this, and you do it. You are being derisive. Romney just trolled the Democratics and won.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JIBE3OATATHRVG62ZGZXOG75XA JMY3000

    Democrats always want to be called the Democratic party, even though they are the Democrat party. That is why she takes offense. If you want to drive a Leftie nuts call “him”/her a Liberal or a Democrat.

  • Carter_Burger67

    In this house, the only thing worse than being called a Democrat is to be called a Georgia Tech fan.

  • Kate

    So, now it looks like we can add “Democrats,” to the list of forbidden words, along with “Apartment,” “Dog Whistle” and “Chicago.”

    Thanks, MSM, for keeping us informed on the important issues. Now, please continue telling me to vote based on my hormones.

  • stuckinIL4now

    When the Democrat party goes away which could happen in the not-too-distant future as they self-destruct, then it won’t be an issue, will it?

  • Scooby_Doooo

    I guess Romney should get it right. They are the Communist party. He will meet with Communist leaders.

    • TexSizzle

      Or, as they apparently would say, Communistic leaders.

  • TocksNedlog

    To be fair, it really IS a derisive term.

    Everybody knows that the Democrats don’t have any “leaders”.

  • TocksNedlog

    For all of the grammar cops out there, there is NOTHING wrong with saying “Democrat leaders”. Ever heard of compound nouns?
    — team owners
    — show jumper
    — party officials (hint hint!)
    It is MORE arch to say Democratic Party leaders than it is to simply say “Democrat leaders”; not to mention, it may even be MORE accurate, since the leaders in Congress are not necessarily the leaders of the party.

  • BeeKaaay

    Maybe we should use the correct terminology then.

    Communist party

    Leftwingwackos
    Nazi Party

    I think that would fit better and satisfy the complainers.

    /sarc

  • golftilidrop

    They cant help it, liberalism is a mental illness. And the Dems should change the name to what they really represent, the Socialist party.

  • MoxieLouise

    What a TERRIBLE insult!!! My granddaughter said “Democrat” the other day and I washed her mouth out with soap and sat her in the corner for an hour. Then she called me a “bullsh##er” and we laughed and laughed. Because…I am a crazy liberal. /sarc/

  • MoxieLouise

    What a TERRIBLE insult!!! My granddaughter said “Democrat” the other day and I washed her mouth out with soap and sat her in the corner for an hour. Then she called me a “bullsh##er” and we laughed and laughed. Because…I am a crazy liberal. /sarc/

  • MaryUKtheScot

    Dont know about “derisive” but its a dirty word in my home!!!

  • ctmom

    i’ve been scolded many a time for using the term democrat. Libs consider it an insult. I’m just trying to use 140 characters.

    • graz

      i’m a registered democrat, really i am and i’m not at all insulted.

      • ctmom

        You seem reasonable. I hope you aren’t voting for Obama. 😉

        • graz

          i’m voting for the survival of our country.

  • G.

    Well, actually they’re not your pappys Democratic party any more. Now there is very little “democratic” about them; a suggestion to bring the nomenclature closer to reality would be: The New Dem/Socialist Party. Just my .02c

    • graz

      this site will open a few eyes. dsausa.org
      makers vs takers nov 6

  • Kevin MN

    DEMOCRAT(S) is correct. Democratic-Republic is the form of government we have. Republicans and Democrats are the two pol parties. Although Jesus Christ did call them “Publicans and Sinners.” So take your pick!

  • whatadifference

    they have run out of things to report, to spin, to criticize, to put down. Now they’re just making stuff up and hoping someone buys it. Good grief.

  • morris adams

    can we PLEEEAAASSSE start saying retard again??? thats not racist, lots of spooks, kikes, spics, ragheads and honkies are retarded!! and even some wetbacks and dagos!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/wdelpilartcot William Del Pilar

    This woman epitomizes everything that’s gone wrong with @CNN the last dozen years! #VillageIdiot

  • https://twitter.com/SheilaDunn Sheila Daigneault

    I’m so sick of their fake indignation. The Democrats have turned everything they don’t want to talk about into something shameful to mention. They are trying that tactic with Benghazi. They have done it with Fast and Furious, the Intelligence leaks, illegal immigration, etc. Politically incorrect has gotten so bad that it is now costing lives. People are afraid to report suspicious people and the administration is so afraid of the word terrorism, they allow people to die and then lie to us and even worse, directly to the families of the people who died. And why is it so offensive to point out that the Democratic Party partakes in massive voter fraud? It’s ok for them to have UN “observers” at the polls to watch for so-called Republican “voter suppression”, which doesn’t exist. Everyone knows that the reason they fight the voter id laws so much is that they know they can’t win, unless they allow the cheating on a grand scale to continue. There. If the Democrats are looking for a reason to be offended, I just gave it to them.

  • graz

    liberals hate when you call their party the democrat party instead of the democratic party.
    that’s why i do it every chance i get to p them off
    makers vs takers (democrat party) nov 6

  • TWG2A

    He didn’t call them stupid, racist, divisive, hateful, ignorant, deceitful, anti-American, islamocommie sociopaths. He called them “Democrats”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lois.f.wagner Lois F Wagner

    Since when is “Democrat” derisive! Is she crazy, ignorant, or what? Oh, just lame stream media> That explains it! Whay a jerk!

  • Jedd McHead

    Well, considering what the Democrat Party has allowed itself to become I can see how being called a “Democrat” would be insulting.