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Obama in Edgewood

Posted by Annie on January 17, 2009

Click here to see Barack Obama’s train rolling through Edgewood.

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Get the -ic in there!

Posted by trumanesque on January 9, 2009

Last night on Hardball, Chris Matthews twice corrected Sarah Palin’s taped interview when she referred to the “Democrat ticket.” Matthews said something like, “What school do these Republicans go to where they’re taught to say ‘Democrat Party’ instead of ‘Democratic Party’?”

Good for Matthews for pointing this out. Way too few news sources in any medium make a point of correcting some Republicans who intentionally mispronounce the opposing party’s name. All the print media would have to do is put “[ic]” at the end of the misspoken word, as in “The Democrat[ic] leadership is wrong,” said Bush. Instead, the slur is permitted to stand hundreds of times a day.

I would go further than to rap someone on the knuckles for saying it wrong. Anyone who publicly uses “Democrat” as an adjective instead of “Democratic” is an illiterate and therefore unqualified to hold elected office. Anyone who does so more than once has a mental age of less than 8, which would also disqualify that person from elected office.

Using this simple test will enable you to weed out the worst choices when you vote next time. You could dismiss John McCain, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney at the national level, and David Craig and Barry Glassman at the local level. (If only more people had used it when George W. Bush was running!)

Remember your fourth-grade grammar, and we’ll do alright.

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