"You have that backwards. Republicans use it because it pains Democrats so much to hear it. It removes that subliminal connotation with democracy, which most assume to be good, and replaces it with a subliminal connotation with bureaucrats, which is more accurate, but less good to the average American's ears."
Very well said, Steve (a.k.a. The Evil Genius). When we would say the Democrat
Party in class at UNC-Charlotte, some liberal in there would always point out that we were saying it wrong. Usually, the professors knew what we were doing, so they thought it was funny because some liberal would always respond. Strother carries on that tradition on this board. :-)
"I vocally predicted you would run from Sheehan within 24 hours of Susan Estrich's column. I should have posted the prediction. The directive has gone out from on high, the sound of rhetorical rubber squealing will be absolutely deafening during the next 48 hours."
To be honest, Estrich is the first liberal Democrat I've heard to denounce Sheehan. Sheehan has been saying this stuff for a while now, and you're had liberal members of Congress support her, you've had Elizabeth Edwards call Sheehan in Crawford offering support, etc. Estrich probably is thinking that supporting Sheehan is just driving away more & more Jewish voters. Just my opinion. :-)