[Ads-l] Demon Rats

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 18 21:10:14 EDT 2018


> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:44 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 1895 _Spectator_ (Nov. 9) 638:  Old ladies living in large country houses
> used to send for him to devise means for ridding them of demon rats who
> baffled the regular practitioners.
> 
> JL

OCR error for “Democrats”, I suspect.

LH
> 
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:21 PM, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>> "They are not real *Demo*c*rats*, they are *demo*n *rats*.
>> 
>> Ah "n" for "c" ... I was impressed by the image of demon rats but had no
>> idea where it came from, maybe something from an Avengers movie?
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2018/06/16/judge-
>>> jeanine-ig-report-evidence-deep-state-hard-at-work.html
>>> 
>>> Fox News Channel:
>>> 
>>> "They are not real Democrats, they are demon rats. That's what I said,
>>> demon rats. And until the Republicans learn to fight like they do and go
>>> with a narrative no one veers from, they and socialism will run amok in
>>> this country."
>>> 
>>> JL
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