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Poor George, He Can't Quite Master That Democrat/Democratic Slur Thing

Reported by Melanie - February 1, 2007 -

George Bush was Neil Cavuto's guest yesterday (January 31, 2007) on Your World w/Neil Cavuto for an "exclusive" interview (never mind NPR or the Washington Post). Poor George, the guy can't quite seem to get when to use the words democratic, Democratic, Democrat, and democrat.

You may recall that in his State of the Union speech last week Bush referred to the Democratic party as the "Democrat" party. Referring to the Democratic party as the "Democrat" party is something the Republicans came up with as a way to remove the lofty connotations of the word democratic ("We want a democratic form of government.") from the Democratic party.

Well, old George seems to be having a hard time figuring out how to work this slur into his vocabulary. In his "exclusive" interview, Cavuto asked Bush if he thought Hugo Chavez posed a "military threat in our hemisphere," to which Bush responded:

I think the bigger threat is the dimunition [sic] of democratic institutions; that democracy and its institutions yield peace, and it provides hope for people, precisely what we're trying to do in the Middle East, is to replace, ah, you know, forms of government that don't give people the chance to express themselves and realize their potential with forms of government that do. And, so I am concerned about undermining of democrat institutions and we're working hard to help, you know, prevent that from happening and strengthening democrat institutions.