I ran across an article today in which U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chair of the House Republican Conference, referred to “a Democrat party that has no interest in working with Republicans…”
Such rhetoric prompts me, for the umpteenth time in the past six years, to offer Rodgers and her fellow GOPers a grammar lesson:
The name of the oldest political party in America is the Democratic Party of the United States. It’s members are known as “Democrats” (a noun).
Grammatically proper references to the party, its plans, its proposals, etc., require the use of the adjective “Democratic,” not the noun “Democrat.”...