Washington, DC In a surprise move, the majority party, the Republicans, also known as the GOP, voted to take over the name "Democrats" and "Democratic Party." The party members of the party formerly known as the Democrats all voted against the measure but were of course defeated by the majority Republicans.
"We have always wanted the name Democrats but it had already been taken by the time the Republican Party formed. So now that we're finally able to take the name we want, we are really happy. We might call ourselves The Republican Democrats or something like that" explained House Speaker John Boehner.
Part of the bill includes the provision that the Democrats must find themselves a new name.
"There are plenty of political party names not being used now. They can call themselves the Progressives, the Whigs, the Prohibition Party, or our favorites, the Know-Nothings" spoke failed candidate Mitt Romney.
When asked if the change might cause voter confusion, another prominent Republican/Fox Commentator said that voting should be allowed to any American who can pass the poll test and pay the proper poll tax.