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 December 23, 2009
Dumbocrat (dumb + Democrat)

"Dumbocrat” (dumb + Democrat) is a slang name for the Democrat party, used by speakers who believe that Democrats are dumb. The term “Dumbocrat” (also spelled as lower-case “dumbocrat") dates in print to at least 1896, but has been increasingly popular on websites and blogs in the 2000s.

The similar term “Dummycrat” has been cited in print since 1857.


Urban Dictionary
Dumbocrat
One is blind to the real problems of the world. Thinks everyone should pick up Communism and run with it. Kifer Troxell
When you grow up Billy, dont become a dumbocrat.
by Paul Allen Mar 6, 2003

dumbocrat
(1) Fools who believe that it takes a village. Oh Hillary Clintons book says… (2) People who want more taxes for more social services, yet don’t want to pay any more taxes themselves. (3) A person that lives any way they want but thinks they have the right, no, the obligation to tell everyone else how to live. (4) Anyone who utters the phrase “save the children”.
(1) I won’t accept the responsibility of raising my own children. I am such a dumbocrat! (2) Reporters are saying that dumbocrats nation wide believe that throwing more money at the problem will help settle things. (3) I’ll tell you what your problem is, you are not a dumbocrat! (4) Yep, them dumbocrats are using the children as pawns again.
by kingmarki Dec 8, 2006

16 October 1896, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, pg. 4:
Hill remains a dumbocrat.

31 October 1929, Springfield (MA) Republican, pg. 14:
Robert Feldman, common council candidate from ward 1, challenged his Democratic opponents to show a record of the petitions they have presented the city to benefit the ward they represent. He repeatedly referred to them as “dumbocrats” and alleged that they were planning to make a personal issue of his candidacy.

Google Books
White House Blues:
Elmer Durkin, the garrulous newsdealer, expresses his thoughts upon the current administration

By Howard Brubaker
New York, NY: Vanguard Press
1932
Pg. 113:
“You Dumbocrats will now proceed to count your poultry before you have any eggs — that’s an old clannish custom.”

30 June 1944, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Name for Them” by Jack U. Perkins, sec. 2, pg. 2:
May I suggest the name of Dumbocrat for those Democrats who blindly follow the lead of and gobble up the baloney dished out by the new deal crowd.

Google News Archive
26 February 1948, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, “Eisenhower Leads Winchell’s Presidential Poll” by Walter Winchell, pg. 4, col. 6:
Harvey Stone says a few more victories for Wallace and the Dumb-o-crats will stop asking him to join their Party.

Penn State University
15 October 1954, Daily Collegian, “Wilson Speech Causes Protest” by the Associated Press:
Nixon, in Houston, Tex., on a speech-making tour, told a news conference yesterday that left wing elements and “dumbocrats” distorted Wilson’s statement, with the first “bark” coming from CIO President Walter Reuther.

Google News Archive
26 August 1984, Palm Beach (FL) Daily News, “Candidate Doing It Her Way Now” by Michael Sneed and Cheryl Lavin, pg. 2, col. 6:
“A play on words: Why not use ‘Dumbocrats’ for ‘Democrats’?”

9 July 1990, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, pg. A7:
Dumbocrats line up for Clayton Williams
By Ric Madrigal

4 April 2008, Erie (PA) Times-News, pg. 2: 
Democrat or Dumbocrat?
It is with much amusement that I view Erie people.

I have been a registered and voting Democrat for 56 years. My mother always said that there were two types of Democrats: a Democrat who really studied the issues and candidates, and a Dumbocrat who was blind to the issues and just voted because it was his or her duty. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Wednesday, December 23, 2009 • Permalink