Several times in the past it has been questioned which term should be used when describing a member of the Democratic Party. Now I am sure there is a host of names, descriptions, phrases, nick-names, designations, aka’s, epithets, titles, etc. that we have for Democratic Party members such as Hillary, Dean, Webb, and Reid but that is another post in the works.
When referring to a member of this party what is the best term to use?
Let’s say you are writing about candidate Jim Webb…
(Careful with your description for there may be children that see your choices, not that Jim Webb would care what they saw…)
Would it be Democrat Candidate Jim Webb?
Or Democratic Candidate Jim Webb?
Or Dem Candidate Jim Webb?
Or Candidate Jim Webb (D)?
(Senator Jim Webb is not an option…)
Today the Staunton NewsLeader printed my letter to the Editor and took care of this pressing question in choice of title to use. Above is the copy that the NewsLeader decided to print.
Below is the actual text that I submitted for print.
"The Delegates stood up to Governor Kaine who wants to once again raise our taxes after promising not to during his campaign and claims that there is a transportation "crisis". Democratic Governor Kaine wants to raise taxes again even when we have a billion dollar plus surplus that he wants to save for a "Rainy Day" fund which sounds like another diversion of our tax money.Times are tough. But we are fortunate to have leaders who stand up and make tough decisions for what is right for us and our future…"
Notice what the Staunton Newsleader decided to print, or failed to print, when I named Governor Tim Kaine as the man who wants to once again raise the taxes on Virginia taxpayers when we already have a billion dollar surplus?
Seems the Staunton NewsLeader decided it was best NOT to identify Governor Tim Kaine as the Democrat that he is and member of the party who continues to strive for higher taxes…
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