December 15, 2006

18 Potential Acronyms for the Democrats

A long time ago the Republican Party gained the nickname “GOP,” which is usually understood as an acronym for “Grand Old Party,” although there have been exceptions to this. I think it’s time that the Democrats had their own handy acronym, and I’ve listed some potential ones below. I offer this list in a spirit of good-natured bipartisanship; I aspire to be an equal-opportunity offender.

  • ALP: Atheist Lovers Party
  • BOP: Boring Old Party
  • CARP: Cut And Run Party
  • CLAP: California Liberal Activist Party
  • COP: Congress Owning Party
  • GAP: Gay Awareness Party
  • HIP: Hollywood Ideas Party
  • LIP: Leaving Iraq Party
  • LISP: Latino Immigration Supporters Party
  • PEP: Pro Evolution Party
  • POP: Party On Party
  • RAMP: Republicans Are Mean Party
  • SAP: Save America Party
  • SCAMP: Social Conservatives Are Mean Party
  • SCRAP: Stem Cell Research Advocacy Party
  • STEP: Save The Environment Party
  • TAP: Totally Awesome Party
  • TARP: Total Abortion Rights Party

5 Responses to “18 Potential Acronyms for the Democrats”

  1. Michele said:

    and ———

    Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.

    All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too.

    He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

    In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.

    Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.

    He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

    Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union.

    If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

    It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

    Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that his in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.

    Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the tax-payer funded roads.

    He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans.

    The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.

    He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to.

    Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.”

    Don’cha just hate those liberals?

  2. Michele said:

    “The Ten Commandments – Republican-Style”

    I. Thou shalt talk about Christian principles, but not live by them.

    II. Thou shalt attack opponents personally when you can’t win on policies.

    III. Thou shalt call yourself pro-life, but be in favor of the death penalty.

    IV. Thou shalt call yourself pro-life, and put guns in the hands of school children.

    V. Thou shalt give lip service to democracy while taking away civil liberties.

    VI. Profit is the Lord Thy God, thou shalt not put the people’s interest above those of your corporate contributors.

    VII. Thou shalt make sure fetuses have health coverage, but leave children and babies behind.

    VIII. Thou shalt bear false witness against your opponents and liberals, and demonize them.

    IX. Thou shalt run on a moderate platform, then enact right-wing policies as soon as possible.

    X. Thou shalt call the media liberal, so that people forget that the media is owned by corporations with a conservative fiscal agenda.

  3. Art Cervera, Ph.D.,Ph.D.,P.E. said:

    Michelle:

    Are your head threads right handed or left handed?

  4. Morgen Jahnke said:

    Michele –

    Thanks for your comments. I just want to clarify that as I said in the intro to this list, I was trying to be an “equal opportunity offender” and was in fact trying to find humor in the cliched soundbite positions of both parties; that’s the level I was aiming for. I didn’t intend this as a slam on the Democrats (being myself a full-fledged “liberal”).

    Thanks, Morgen (not JOE)

  5. Joe Kissell said:

    Michele:

    As a Birkenstock-wearing, granola-eating, tree-hugging, cheese-eating wine drinker myself, I nevertheless find any number of things sad, amusing, or baffling about the Democrats. Well, they’re a bit less sad, amusing, and baffling than Republicans on the whole, especially in one respect: they’re considerably more likely to make fun of themselves! :-)

    Joe