"Defeatocrat” (defeat + Democrat) was coined by conservative columnist Mark Steyn on December 4, 2005. Steyn was writing about how Democrat politicians in the United States seemingly wanted the country to lose its war in Iraq. The December 4th column in the Chicago (IL) Sun-Times was titled “Dems determined to ignore progress in Iraq,” but the same column in the New York (NY) Sun on December 5th was titled “Dance of the Defeaticrats.” Although Steyn had used the spelling “Defeaticrat,” the term was quickly picked up as ‘Defeatocrat.”
“Defeatocrat” is usually capitalized, but frequently is in lowercase.
Blend of defeat and Democrat
defeatocrat (plural defeatocrats)
1. (US) A pejorative term, usually used by members of the Republican political party, to describe members of the Democratic political party as proponents of surrender and accepting defeat.
Wikipedia: Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn (born December 8, 1959) is a Canadian writer, political commentator, and cultural critic. He has written five books, including America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller. He is published in newspapers and magazines, and also appears on shows such as those of Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt, and Sean Hannity.
New York (NY) Sun
Dance of the Defeaticrats
By MARK STEYN | December 5, 2005
Senator Joe Lieberman, Democrat of Connecticut, came out with a big statement on Iraq last week. Did you hear about it? Probably not. Everyone was still raving about his Democrat colleague, Congressman Jack Murtha, whose carefully nuanced position on Iraq is: We’re all doomed unless we pull out by next Tuesday! (I quote from memory.)
The Defeaticrats’ loss of proportion is unworthy of a serious political party in the world’s only superpower. In next week’s election, the Iraqi people will shame them yet again.
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Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 07:28:13 -0500
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Subject: Dems determined to ignore progress in Iraq
“Defeaticrat” —A good one.
Dems determined to ignore progress in Iraq
December 4, 2005
BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
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Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:42:41 -0600
Local: Mon, Dec 5 2005 7:42 pm
Subject: Democrats? or Defeatocrats? Dean opens his yap again.......
He continues to invest the democrats in defeat.
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Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 19:33:45 -0500
Local: Tues, Dec 6 2005 7:33 pm
Subject: Re: “DEFEATOCRATS” IS A NEW WORD for the Dumbs.......
New name for the Dumbs: DEFEATOCRATS. They can’t win in the pols.
They can’t win at wars. They lose at everyting.
By Michelle Malkin • December 9, 2005 09:05 AM
Been fighting it all week. I’m losing. While I hack up a lung and dig up that hot toddy recipe someone e-mailed last year, here are a few good reads this morning:
- Alexandra at All Things Beautiful on retreating Dems: “The D stands for defeat.” When you’re done reading that post, keep scrolling down. I love this blog.
- John Hinderaker coins a new term: “Defeatocrats.” It fits. (Update: Whoops. I think the neologism is a Mark Steyn original. Should have guessed!) Ed Morrissey weighs in on the White Flag Dems.
Idaho Mountain Express
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Commentary by David Reinhard
Less than three years after the start of the Iraq war, Iraqis went to the polls Thursday to elect a parliament. For the third time this year, Saddam Hussein’s former subjects overcame threats of violence to shape their future with the might of the purple finger. Iraqi turnout is the envy of U.S. good-government types. Surely the election is one more sign that progress is being made there and that the Iraq war is, well, winnable.
Clearly, the Iraqis aren’t as gloomy as America’s “Defeatocrats,” to use columnist Mark Steyn’s apt phrase.
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
Snow: Today’s Democratic Party relies more on plans than on people
Story updated at 11:14 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2005
It would be easy to portray Jack Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or any of the other wheezy prophets of the Defeatocrat Party as oddities were it not for the fact their position on Iraq is deeply consonant with what the Modern Democratic Party has believed for 50 years.
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