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  • What's In A Name?

       October 14, 2004

    Liberals don't like the name of this blog. They accuse us of being nothing more than a couple of name callers. While I can understand why this might be someone's immediate reaction, I think if you look at our posts as a whole, you'd see that we combine the occasional name calling with thoughtful analysis.

    So, why did we pick "dummocrats" as a name anyway? It's not just that one of us can't resist a good pun. And, it's not just that we want to wear our partisanship on our sleeves. From a marketing perspective, I think "dummocrats" is a great name. Think about it, you're looking at a blogroll and you see "Dummocrats.com" and "Jimmy B's Big Bad Blog". What do you click on?

    A good name should be catchy, intriguing and it should give you an idea of what the product is all about. For example, if you're opening a pizza joint, "Ian's Pizza" is a great name. It lets people know what they're going to get. "Ian's House of Tasty Goodness", while a cute name, doesn't give the customer any idea of what to expect.

    Of course, plenty of blogs out there do have more whimsical names, but for every successful Little Green Footballs, there's an Instapundit or Right Wing News.

    We are "Dummocrats" not just because we're partisan bulldogs. We are "Dummocrats" because we're marketing geniuses. ;-) And we're modest too.


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    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: krengle at October 14, 2004 12:28 PM

    im liberal, and i love the name of this blog. you guys are completely delusional. it's hilarious.

    as moses pointed out last night, your blog is called "dummocrats.com" and yet you blog in support of the true dummy, who is actually republican.

    genious.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: krengle at October 14, 2004 12:30 PM

    oh, sorry, i forgot to sign the oath of loyalty. how democratic.

    i suppose im banned too? nice job, guys.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at October 14, 2004 12:46 PM

    what i find hilarious is the liberals who come here and say "oh, Bush is a dummy!" and think that that is some kind of "point" worth debating.

    all some people do is call the President a "dummy" or "stupid" or an "imbecile". as if calling him a name makes it the truth.

    people resort to name calling when they have no other arguments. in my opinion, the far left is in that position today. both their foreign and domestic positions have been repeatedly rejected by the American people (why do you think "liberal" has become a dirty word?). all the left can do is to demonize the other side. good luck.

    james and i have repeatedly said that we welcome reasoned debate on this site. we have no obligation to host or publish anything, particularly comments that attack either of us.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: John Tant at October 14, 2004 12:49 PM

    I just love the irony of a person calling someone a dummy and then going on to misspell "genius" all the while displaying a complete lack of understanding of concepts like capitalized letters and punctuation.

    Nice work there, Krengle. You sure are an effective representative for your viewpoint.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: krengle at October 14, 2004 12:55 PM

    good stuff, guys. i thought the premise of this website was name calling, being that its name is dummocrats. then i get this:

    people resort to name calling when they have no other arguments. in my opinion, the far left is in that position today. both their foreign and domestic positions have been repeatedly rejected by the American people (why do you think "liberal" has become a dirty word?). all the left can do is to demonize the other side. good luck.

    so when you call people names, it is because you have sush strong arguments. it isnt that you are demonizing the other side.

    this is pure comedy gold.


    keep up the good work.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at October 14, 2004 01:13 PM

    krengle,

    i don't know why you'd say that "the premise of this website is name calling" unless you didn't bother to actually read the post you're commenting on.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: krengle at October 14, 2004 01:13 PM

    that said, what the hell is going on with the packers? that was painful monday night. im glad i missed the f ing bears game.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: John Tant at October 14, 2004 01:16 PM

    I think there's a difference between "name calling" which is combined with reasoned debate, and name calling in lieu of reasoned debate.


    J

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at October 14, 2004 01:22 PM

    Ah krengle, you're a uniter, not a divider after all ;-)

    I'm to the point with the Packers that I almost want to root against them so Sherman will be gone at the end of the year. Of course, it might not matter since Favre has started talking about retirement again.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: krengle at October 14, 2004 01:35 PM

    i dont even know what to say. i cant root against them. this is awful though.

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at October 14, 2004 01:51 PM

    yeah, i may want to root against them, but i can't actually do it. i can certainly bitch about them though

     
     
    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Dave at October 18, 2004 05:35 PM

    what about the great name of cheeseandbacon??

    http://www.cheeseandbacon.net

    Everyone knows what to expect when they visit that site hehe.

     
     

     

     


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