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

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Entry from November 17, 2009
Republocrat (Republican + Democrat)

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

The term “Republocrat” has been cited in print since at least the 1870s.


Urban Dictionary
Republocrat
A term used to identify both democrats and republicans because the two parties are essentially the same. See the man.
God I hate all the BS the republocrats keep shoving down our throats.
by w00tw00t Apr 5, 2003

Republocrat
When your political beliefs cross the boundaries of the two political parties.
The candidate calls himself “pro-life” but favors legalization of same-sex marriage - he must be a republocrat
by MojoMark Jan 29, 2004

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.

18 September 1872, Milwaukee (WI) Journal of Commerce, pg. 1:
The Waudme Times calls the Fond du Lac Journal Republocrat.

31 October 1891, Omaha (NE) World Herald, pg. 4 ad:
Republocrat...Demican.

15 March 1894, American Nonconformist, pg. 2:
The republocrats look sick in this part, and don’t have much to say.

6 March 1934, Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, pg. 14:
In other remarks made to the councilmen themselves or to the reporters, who saw to it that the councilmen read such cracks, Kohler applied such epithets to the council members as “cheap politicians,” “tip-off guys,” “puppets,” “wise guys,” “Republocrats,” and “poor little whisperers.”

7 September 1938, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, sec. A, pg. 2:
Lawrence S. Camp recited the programs of the New Deal and urged his hearers to “think whether you want to go back to the dog-eat-dog days of reactionary Republocrats.”

OCLC WorldCat record
Dixie demagogues,
Author: Allan A Michie; Frank Riley
Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press [©1939]
Edition/Format: Book : English
Contents: Ill fares the land.--Texas Coolidge: Vice-President John Nance Garner.--What so proudly they wave: Governor W. Lee O’Daniel of Texas; Congressman Martin Dies.--Republocrats: Senators Jimmy Byrnes of South Carolina; Pat Harrison of Mississippi

OCLC WorldCat record
George Romney- Republocrat or Democrican?
Author: San Diego Patriotic Society.
Publisher: La Mesa, Calif., 1966.
Series: Its Bulletin no. 1150. 
Edition/Format: Book : English

Time magazine
The Nation: The Republocrats
Monday, May. 15, 1972

Google Books
Sam Rayburn: a biography
By Alfred Steinberg
New York, NY: Hawthorn Books
1975
Pg. 140:
One large faction of conservative Southern Democrats worked closely with the Republicans and were jeeringly called “Republocrats” by liberal Northern Democrats.

Posted by Barry Popik
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