Democrats really don’t like this word to describe their party or agenda. President Trump’s State of the Union did call for unity, but MSNBC host Kasie Hunt lamented that the president using the word “Democrat” instead of Democratic to describe the party was inherently partisan. Well, this set off similar reactions from the liberal Twitterverse. For starters, yes, it is partisan, which is why Republicans use it. Second, for all the talk of unity, we all knew this was never going to happen. Democrats hate Republicans. They hate Trump. They can’t stand him. It was done as a courtesy, like all presidents, in one way or another, have called on unity during this address.
“The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda,” the president says.— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 6, 2019
Using that construction — “Democrat” instead of “Democratic” — is inherently partisan.
And it drives me freaking nuts every single time.— Stacy Jacobs (@Stacyjacobs426) February 6, 2019
Tell Andrea Mitchell who used the very same this afternoon— Gary Renshaw (@Renshaw1921) February 6, 2019
It’s really an asshole thing. Rs think it’s cute for some reason.— bs dtectr (@bsdtectr) February 6, 2019
Childish— John ?? Jr (@JohnJrNY) February 6, 2019
Oh, and sorry, but the Democrats affinity and support for late-term abortion just kills the whole unity part for me.
saying "Democrat agenda" ain't exactly a call for unity— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) February 6, 2019