What’s in an Adjective? ‘Democrat Party’ Label on the Rise
The intentional misuse of “Democrat” as an adjective has caught on with Republicans and far-right elements that were energized by the Trump presidency.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two days before the assault on the U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said supporters of then-President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud were basically in a “death match with the Democrat Party.” A day later, right-wing activist Alan Hostetter, a staunch Trump supporter known for railing against California’s virus-inspired stay-at-home orders, urged rallygoers in Washington to “put the fear of God in the cowards, the traitors, the…