Republican is both an adjective and a noun. Again, this is basic but the underlying message is a candidate who wants to be Party Chair should know this. If I have to tell this to a Party Chair candidate, should they even be our Party Chair? How will someone be our messenger when they make ignorant mistakes like this? They would sound like George Bush and that is totally unacceptable.
As Wiki states: "Democrat Party" is a political epithet used in the United States instead of "Democratic Party" when talking about the Democratic Party. The term has been used by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since 1940.When Democrats chose to use this, they are repeating Republican smears of our Party. It is similar to using dog whistle politics meaning the usage of coded words that only certain groups can hear. It may not be offensive to the general population, but to some, in this case Democrats, it is a slur. So why would a person who wants to be Chair of the Democratic Party do such a thing? Are they ignorant or purposefully demeaning us? Either choice does not strike me as a palatable option.
Last summer, I heard Congressman Lincoln Davis say "Democrat Party" and I just cringed. It is ridiculous for him to talk like that. Also, it shows how much time he spent listening to Republican talking points versus the Democratic talking points.
The use of Democrat Party has been banned at NPR. Chris Matthew's of Hard Ball took exception to both Sarah Palin and Rep. Darrell Issa's use of the term and chided them for it. It is easy to understand why those two polarizing Republicans would engage in such puerile antics, but it isn't easy for me to understand why Democrats would do such a thing.