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Old 11-22-2000, 05:49 PM
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I hit a quick dead end when I looked for the origin of these terms. It seems to be fairly common knowledge that syndicated columnist Sam Francis coined them for the Democrats and Republicans, respectively.

But something tickles me in the reptile part of my brain like a malignant feather. Don't these terms go way back, to the post-Civil War era?

(Apologies in advance if this has been asked before. Just you try to do a search on the terms "party" "evil" and "stupid." They're some of the more popular words around here.)
Old 11-22-2000, 06:14 PM
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Another claimed origin:

"The US. has two major parties: The EVIL Party and the STUPID Party. The EVIL Party is actively trying to institute socialism: the STUPID Party is trying to fine tune it."

-Dr. Yuri Maltsev, former advisor to Gorbachev during the Soviet reform movement, speaking at the 1995 Illinois
Libertarian Convention.

BTW, many search engines, like google, let you search on phrases enclosed in double quotes. "evil party" "stupid party" doesn't turn up that much irrelevancy. Still, all references seem fairly recent.
... and with these words
we parted each feeling
superior to the other and is not that
feeling after all one of the great
desiderata of social intercourse
Old 11-23-2000, 11:42 AM
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The "Stupid Party" moniker for the Republicans may have been influenced by John Stuart Mill's famous quote: "Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative."
Old 11-23-2000, 12:33 PM
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3way, that reminds me of a saying.

If you're conservative when you're younger, you have no soul. If you're liberal when you're older, you have no sense.
Old 11-23-2000, 05:07 PM
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Ah, good ol' Winston Churchill!
Itís not you, itís your sports team.
Old 11-23-2000, 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by Carina42
3way, that reminds me of a saying.

If you're conservative when you're younger, you have no soul. If you're liberal when you're older, you have no sense.
Oh, well then. That's it. I have no sense. Eek, eek, and thrice eek! Can't be helped than. Oi! I want older fogies to be credited with some sense.


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