Bush Is John Birch Society Far-Right

In his press conference today Bush referred to the Democratic Party as “The Democrat Party.”
Some of us are old enough to recognize the phrase’s John Birch Society origins.

5 thoughts on “Bush Is John Birch Society Far-Right

  1. Jeez, Dave, EVERYBODY says Democrat party. I say it. (To mock them.) They have lost control of their own name. That’s how weak they are. That’s how unable to control discourse they are. Of course, who would WANT these corporatist weenies controlling ANYTHING?
    (That felt good.)

  2. Interestingly, during the 2004 election campaign Bush would use “Democratic” when addressing certain audiences and “Democrat” when addressing others. I was never entirely clear on what precise rationale they used to decide who got the “Democrat” treatment. Whether it was Red audiences, Southern audiences, or rural audiences. But it was a conscious decision.

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