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Time to reclaim the name of our party (Democrat-IC).

They tell us all the time that words matter.
Republicans yell "Why won't the President call them 'radical Muslim terrorist?'"

Well, won't you call it the Democratic Party?
What gave you the right to change our party name?
When GOP pollster/strategist Frank Luntz came up with this idea, I thought it would never catch on.
I thought that surely the mainstream media or, at least, Dems would demand it.
But, nope, almost every elected Republucan now does it.
I'm not sure about you but my skin crawls everytime I hear "Democrat Party".

What if it was your own name?
What if your name was Debbie and your neighbor always called you Deb.
So, you correct them and tell them that your name is Debbie.
And, they laugh and say..."I like Deb better so I'm going to call you that".
You would either say or think WTF, right?

I know this is not the most important thing in the world.
And, Luntz counted on that. He said that in his polling that he found that the word "democratic" has a more positive response than the word "democrat".
So, he got the talk radio guys using democrat party and then he advised GOP members of Congress to use it.

So, again why fight to reclaim it?
Why waste time on this?
Because, it's our damn name, damn it!
And, we can walk and chew gum at the same time very easily on this subject.

And, here's how we get it back.
We start calling them the "Republic Party".
They will howl and so will their fawning right wing media.
"The Democrat Party can't just shorten the Republican Party name"
Oh, really, we say.
You did.
Very quickly the Democrat Party garbage would stop. Throw it back in their face.

I am a Democrat and a proud member of the DemocratIC Party.

Does anybody know any paid members on Bernies campaign staff?

I have a few questions for people who might have strategy access.
I'm mainly interested in resource allocation.
I would like to see Bernie go all in for New Hampshire and Nevada.
I think they are much more winnable than Iowa, and, certainly S.Carolina.
I know that's not rocket science.
But, would love to hear from someone who has access to the campaign about short term and long term goals before the big southeastern primary which includes my state.
I'm not talking campaign secret stuff like exact TV expendiyptures or anything.
Just stuff like....we are seeing openings here or there....kinda stuff.

Does Jebs Hispanic wife hurt him?

You never hear this discussed in media.
I know he's boring and a lousy campaigner and human being.
But, I also bet there's a big part of the gopper base that doesn't want a Latina First Lady.

I see only one way that Bernie wins the nomination.

I think that Hillary looks fairly unstoppable now.
I see only one way that Bernie pulls it off.
That is to convince Elizabeth Warren to be his running mate.
Very doubtful, I know.
But, if she would and they could announce it before the next debate, it would change everything.
Bernie might also announce that, because of his age, he will only serve one term. Thereby, giving Elizabeth the reins in four years.
Elizabeth would need to go out on the campaign trail and talk about the role of "banking sector type czar" that she will fill while VP.

I know it's a huge pipe dream.
But, I think it's his only chance.
I'm new here....but, flame away everyone. I can take it...lol.

Where do you match up with the Prez candidates?

I took this quiz and was a little surprised at where I came out.
98% Bernie
95% Hillary
75% MOM


See where you come out.
Takes about 5-10 minutes.
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