Atrios once said that he enjoyed the right-wing pet name for the Democratic party, the "Democrat party" because it acted as a filter. Those who insist on dropping the "ic" from the end, in what I assume is meant as some sort of insult, are simply highlighting their own impolite motives and thus, shouldn't be taken seriously anymore.
Now, behold: GOP, RNC to rebrand Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party." The Onion couldn't have done better.
Note that is happening at an extraordinary special session next week, and is 1/3 of the agenda. The other parts are resolutions "rejecting earmarks" and commending themselves for opposing “bailouts and reckless spending bills.”