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OTC: Dumocrats, Rethuglicans? C’mon

It just kills me to read the ridiculous names people have been coming up with for the opposite political party within debate. Dumbocrats, DemoRATS, Obamacrats, ReTHUGlicans and Repugnicans are just a few that come to mind. Let’s quit the grade-school name-calling and focus on the issues/Photo Editor Jake Barber, UI Argonaut. More Off The Cuff here.

DFO: I agree w/Jake. I've gotten to the point that almost all name-calling in blog comments is a turnoff. I stop reading when I see some of the juvenile swipes that some here take at the other side. It might play to the choir. But it loses the desired effect of swaying support.

Question: How about you. Do you mind the dismissive jargon that some partisans use for the other side?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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