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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Them Publicans has got a grammar problem
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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I ran across an article today in which U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chair of the House Republican Conference,  referred to “a Democrat party that has no interest in working with Republicans…”

Such rhetoric prompts me, for the umpteenth time in the past six years, to offer Rodgers and her fellow GOPers a grammar lesson:

The name of the oldest political party in America is the Democratic Party of the United States. It’s members are known as “Democrats” (a noun).

Grammatically proper references to the party, its plans, its proposals, etc., require the use of the adjective “Democratic,” not the noun “Democrat.”...

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