GOP’s ‘Democrat’ Slur Subject of Two Comics

By: E&P Staff

At least two comics yesterday coincidentally referred to the way some Republicans — including President Bush — refer to the Democratic Party as the “Democrat” Party.

The use of “Democrat” Party is considered a slur, because it makes the Democratic Party seem, well, less democratic. And “Democrat” puts contemptuous emphasis on the letters “rat.”

Addressing the issue yesterday were “Doonesbury” by Garry Trudeau of Universal Press Syndicate and “Candorville” by Darrin Bell of the Washington Post Writers Group. Trudeau’s comic can been seen here and Bell’s can be seen here.

The Brad Blog noticed the “Democrat”/comic coincidence.

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