The Republic party incorrectly refers to the Democratic Party as the Democrat Party*. I had initially thought this was because none of them had studied grammar in school, but I’ve recently concluded it’s really because they seek to hide the fact that the Democratic Party is really Democratic and the Republic Party is really Plutocratic. I’ll return to that presently.
Let me explain. The Democratic Party is committed to American citizens’ right to make political decisions regarding their governance by individuals voting as provided by the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments to the US Constitution, which is what democratic means.
[Democracy is the ideal that all the citizens of a nation determine together the laws or actions of their state, requiring that all citizens have an equal opportunity to express their consent and their will. In practice, "democracy" is the extent to which a given system approximates this ideal, and a given political system is referred to as "a democracy"].
The Republic Plutocratic ideal is the notion that those with the greatest wealth should determine the policies of the government and the remainder of the populace is obliged to abide by the decisions of those with the maximum fortune and stop whining.
While the Democratic Party is committed to the Democratic ideal, one person, one vote, that kind of old fashioned notion, while on the other hand, Republics contend it is in their best plutocratic interest to prevent racial minorities, elderly people who are disproportionately women, and college students between 18 and 21 years of age, from voting by whatever chicanery necessary. They assume by the time the various law suits and prosecutions for their heinous activities work their way through the courts and they are slapped on the wrist for naughtiness, the 2012 elections will be long past, and they will be propping up their feet on the veranda of the White House and lighting their cigars with $100 bills .
They contend that not only is it acceptable to commit various unconstitutional acts to suppress voting, but it is their solemn obligation to prevent ordinary citizens, especially the hoi poi of society, from voting. They can thus assure only candidates who are supported by Citizens United Super Pacs have a chance of winning, that is, other plutocrats like themselves. Their position is entirely understandable unless you happen to be interested in maintaining democracy in the United States of America.
*"There’s no great mystery about the motives behind this deliberate misnaming. 'Democrat Party' is a slur, or intended to be — a handy way to express contempt. Hendrik Herzberg, Journalist, New Yorker. I suppose it would be like referring to the other party as the Plutocrican Party... not a bad idea now that I think about it.