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Comic Strip Politics » 2007 » February

Archive for February, 2007

The Conspiracy To Undermine “The Democrat Party”

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Candorville - 2/25/07

This comic strip is referring to President Bush’s State of The Union Address, when he stated “I congratulate the Democrat majority.” Somehow, leaving off two letters has caused somewhat of an uproar among Democrats, including major newspaper articles that claim this was done purposefully as “a semantic tactic that’s been part of Republican warfare for decades.”

Wait, what?

Bush, who is known for mispronunciations and poor speaking somehow did this on purpose to undermine the Democratic party? Please.

I’m amazed at how much buzz this has generated, especially since it seems to work fine in the context. The Democrats have the majority in Congress; therefore it is a “Democrat Majority”. Maybe not the most grammatically correct way to say it, but it’s a huge stretch to claim that it was demeaning or somehow a “Calculated insult” or other such nonsense that bloggers claimed in the days following the speech.

It’s easy to dislike President Bush; his policies, the war he promoted, his refusal to veto any spending bills, and the laws he supports that strip civil liberties from Americans. There are plenty of reasons to rationally criticize the President. Taking him to task for fumbling over a word is more than reaching. It’s simply ridiculous.