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May 13, 2009


Huh. When I heard this story, I thought of rebranding them as the "Republipoopypants" Party. I'm a liberal, though, so I just want to come to consensus.

See, this is why you have to read the urban dictionary with a grain of salt -- for God's sake, "Republican" is pretty much one of the big insults at this point.

As to truth in advertising -- the conservative base (the prime offenders of the party) are already calling themselves "ditto-heads". Really seems anything else is just unnecessary...

From the linked article:

[Steele] also said in a (rare) flash of insight that officially referring to them as the Democrat Socialist Party “will accomplish little than to give the media and our opponents the opportunity to mischaracterize Republicans.”


I must plead with you to think before you cause such emotionally crippling destruction! The very morning I was called the even more extreme and devastating 'poopydoodookakahead', at great volume, followed by gales of laughter, while a box of plastic dinosaurs on my head.

In the name of mercy, find the charity in your heart to limit yourself to dumping a box of plastic dinosaurs on Republican's heads. Leave the scarring epithets to the experts. (My nephews, two years old and five year old.)

Then there's the deadly definition 7: "when your head is full of poopy in your brain and it begins to come out of your ears so you therefore have poopy around your head."

Raises the stakes. If we're not careful, tomorrow we may hear the new phrase Dookiecrat. What we need to do is unify, and rename the pathetic non-party politicians "In Depends Pants."

Scatalogically Yours, JK

Why not just ignore the republicans? Dems have all of the houses and a chance to move the SC in their direction. Why does it matter if they want to call dems socialist. Seems better not to respond.

What's the acronym? DNFTT

I prefer some of the now-classic neologisms of Beavis & Butt-head. Fartknocker. Turdburglar. Buttmunch. Dillhole...

For once, while it may be more than that upon reflection, I agree with dave.

Although, when someone gives you a chance to ridicule them when they take themselves so seriously, it is hard to pass it up.

It is a sad state of affairs for the Republican Party when Steele seems the sanest of the bunch.

When my daughter was young and had reached her limit of patience with her brother she would call him a Ding Dong Head. When she said that you knew it was about time to intervene.

"...a resolution rebranding Democrats as the 'Democrat Socialist Party.'"

If we're not going to at least be the Democratic Socialists, shouldn't they be calling us the "Democrat Socials"?

Just on the level of consistency?

I keep thinking that we might, in response just to the stupid "Democrat" thing, consistently call them the "Repubs, and refer only to "the Repub Party," but no matter how much I might respond once in a great while that way, I can't bring myself to see the virtues of consistently acting like a six-year-old.

I can't bring myself to see the virtues of consistently acting like a six-year-old.

that's because you don't think like a GOP strategist:

1. act like 6-year-olds
2. ?????
3. Permanent Republican Majority!


Why not just ignore the republicans?
All joking aside, surely it matters that the opposition party, which has serious responsibilities to its partisans and to the whole country and which will more than likely eventually get back into power, is so completely committed to inanity and nonsense, and so completely lacking in interest about genuine policy questions?

As much as I'm inclined to agree, Dave, you may want to rethink suggesting that America treat the Republican party like internet trolls.

Then again, it does seem like a majority of Americans already are.

The other reason being, Warren, that if the Republicans are "ignored" -- i.e., shut out of the processes in Congress -- then they will go on the Sunday talking-head shows and FOX News constantly to pitch little hissy fits and game the refs like they always do; and then the Democrats who are more interested in "bipartisanship" or appeasing the GOP will prevent anything from getting done anyway.

Also, as Tim F. at Balloon Juice notes:

Rebranding the other party sounds silly until you think about how the media works. Last Sunday the popular news chat shows featured Dick Cheney, John McCain and Newt Gingrich. Although I don’t remember which, another recent show discussing Sonia Sotomayor invited…three Republicans. When Republicans control the government, major news shows skew Republican. When Democrats control the government the shows still lean right. Judging by the people in charge of scheduling these things, Americans really, really want to know what Republicans, who they hate, think about everything.

Let me explain how this will work. FOX News will work in the silly name at the margins, through crazy people like Glenn Beck and in the guise of ‘talking about it’ (a lot). Each Sunday Newt and John Boehner and (hey, why not) Tom DeLay will use the Nazified name as if they never used anything else. The host might quibble, at first, but how often do they want to talk about the same thing? Hosts mostly don’t challenge obvious lies or intentional goofs like using ‘Democrat’ as an adjective so it isn’t clear how many would even object.

After a while Roger Cohen and people like him will correct themselves to account for this new reality. “Democratic Party or Democrat Socialist Party? Opinions differ.”

Why not? The same trick already worked once.

I like that this is the second post in a week using a derivative of the term "poop." and yes, i'm a longtime Beavis and Bhead viewer.

Oh, I'm sure we can handle the Republicans maturely . . . Isn't that right, Mr. Poopy Pants?

Beavis and Bhead viewer
In context, I assume this refers to "Beavis And Blogginghead".


Hey, Bob Wright! I've got a business model for you!

"Poopyhead"? Didn't George H.W. Bush coin that term?

Doesn't the attempt to rename the DP constitute binding permission to rename the RP? In the spirit of reciprocity, I mean (or, at least, tit-for-tat).

I vote for The Repugnant Party - also known as the Ghastly Old Prats...second choice: the Raving Looney Party (with apologies to Screamin' Lord Sutch)

Olbermann's WTF take on this was a thing of beauty....

Why not just ignore the republicans?

Because they're entertaining.

The Grossly Overrated Party
The Ghoul & Ogre Party
The Great Obstructionist Part
The Garbage & Offal Party

I'd be delighted if there were, in fact, anything remotely resembling a Democratic Socialist party in this country.

I don't know, Hil. Seems a bit uncharitable of you to so impugn the dignity of fine upstanding Poopyheads everywhere by this damning association.

I know that I, as a genuine Poopyhead myself (ask my daughter, she'll confirm), strenuously object.

On a slightly more serious note, the GOP has actually done this (rebranding the Democratic party) once already.... and very successfully. So Steel's (boneheaded) notion is at least not without precedent. Consider what the GOP Slime Machine did to the (formerly relatively innocuous?) word, "Liberal."

It became a word they would spit out of their mouths with an all but audible - and vigorously vile - PITOOEY!

As much as I'm inclined to agree, Dave, you may want to rethink suggesting that America treat the Republican party like internet trolls.

I would love it if every single one of their hissy-fits were disenvowelled! Glen Beck and Bill O'LIEly would sound like they were trying to invoke Cthulhu.

Depending on how many whiskey sours the wingnut contingent at the RNC has, the resolution may end up renaming the Democrats the "America-Hating Democrat Socialist Secret Gay Muslim Abortionist Liberal Fascist Party of Death".

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