A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 16, 2009
Demopublican (Democrat + Republican)

A “Demopublican” (Democrat + Republican) is someone who has traits of both political parties. “Demopublican” is used by those who often believe that there is no difference between the two parties.

The term “Demopublican” has been cited in print since at least the 1875.


Wikipedia: Republicrat
Republicrat or Demopublican (also Republocrat or Demoblican)* are pejorative terms for each of the two major political parties in the United States (the Republican Party and the Democratic Party) which characterizes the policies of the two parties as indistinguishable in practice, and so form essentially one party with two names. One of the earliest uses of the term online was a net.politics.theory usenet post from 1985.

Urban Dictionary
Demopublican
A rich politician whose lips are moving. Demopublicans sway each other using large amounts of money, blackmail and bargaining and are swayed by large lobby groups and foreign governments. They rarely set foot outside their mansions and think they can fool everyone.
George Bush
John Kerry

by Torey Jun 30, 2004

demopublican
A Democrat who has closer affiliation with the conservative right than his own party.
Joe Liberman is a demopublican. He is a liberal who supports George W. Bush’s ridiculous war and conservative agenda.
by Shae and Steve Aug 24, 2006

3 July 1875, New Orleans (LA) Times-Picayune, pg. 1:
Owing to the confusion of ideas on the part of the editors of the Chicago Times, or of the principles on the part of the great political parties, that journal refers to the two organizations as the Demopublican and Repubocratic parties.

16 August 1880, New York (NY) Times, pg. 5:
Nobody could ever induce him to hurrah for a Repubocratic or a Demopublican.

28 March 1890, Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, pg. 2:
Harry will have to be called either a republicrat or a demopublican, for the paper company is made up of democrats and republicans and perhaps mugwumps.

24 August 1896, St. Louis (MO) Republic, pg. 6:
The American people are eminently practical and are not given to throwing away their votes on a political stalking-horse; that is to say, they will not cast many votes for the Demopublican ticket to be nominated in Indianapolis.

27 September 1914, Idaho Statesman, pg. 4:
These candidates are now labeled “Demopublicans,” a set of scoundrels, we are told, backed up by a depraved citizenry, as we are informed.

Google Books
The Master Mind;
or the key to mental power, development and efficiency

by Theron Q. Dumont
Chicago, IL: Advanced Thought Publishing Company
1918
Pg. 223:
Or, “The Demopublican administration was accompanied by bad crops; therefore, the Demopublican Party iin power is the cause of bad crops, and therefore should be kept out of power.”

30 August 1919, Evening News (CA), “The American Labor Party,” pg. 6:
There will be Conservatives, Liberals, anti Radicals, or, if you prefer it, Right, Center, and Left, or if you prefer even another terminology, there will be Demo-Publicans, Laborites and Communists.

20 November 1932, New Orleans (LA) Times-Picayune, pg. 24:
We see the Republocrats recreant to the national welfare at the behest of the wicked foreigners. We also see the Demopublicans sapping the nation’s prosperity by a policy of stupid and criminal isolation.

Google Books
Restoring the American dream
By Robert J. Ringer
New York, NY: Fawcett Crest
1980
Pg. 60:
In reality, what the U.S. has is a one-party system—the “Demopublican party”—masquerading as a two-party system (Democrats and Republicans).

28 October 1990, (Newport News, VA), “Anti-incumbent group pickets Bateman office” by David Lerman, pg. A9:
One sign at the protest read, “Republicrat or Demopublican: No Difference.”

OCLC WorldCat record
America besieged
Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format: Book : English
Contents: America besieged—The evasion of politics—The president as corporate salesman—Our leaders don’t know best—Republicrats and Demopublicans

Posted by Barry Popik
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