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

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Entry from October 26, 2009
Repugnican or Repug (Republican party nickname)

"Repugnican” (repugnant + Republican) is a derogatory nickname for a member of the Republican party. “Repugnican” is cited in print from November 1994, but most of the printed citations date from the election year 2000 (the presidential election of Republican George W. Bush over Democrat Al Gore).

The term “Repugnican” (usually, but not always, capitalized) has been used quite frequently on websites and blogs. The shorter “Repug” has been used since at least February 2004.  Similar terms include “Repuglican” and “Rethuglican.”


Democratic Underground Glossary
Repug, rethug, or repuke - Republican.

Urban Dictionary
Repugnican
A pejorative for a member or political believer of the United States Republican Party. Term hybrids both Repugnant and Republican.
Comment: Did you know that guy is pro-life? Response: Well, he’s a Repugnican so what’s the big surprise?
by Loischer Apr 11, 2007

Urban Dictionary
repug
slang for republican.
right wing political follower who’s lack of critical thought is repugnant
repug politics are based in lies
by daddaboy Jun 30, 2006

repug
What the insane lefties use as an insult, ripoff of Republican.
“Ur a repug, so ur teh evil!!!” - the DU.
by Alsadius Feb 5, 2004

5 November 1994, Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel:
Further, liberals do not fear the ersatz “Contract With America” advanced by the Repugnicans; they scorn it for the pandering class warfare it really is.

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From: (Rich Loether)
Date: 2000/01/06
Subject: Re: Y2K isn’t over yet

Oh?  Since wen was the FBI part of the Right Wing of the Repugnican Party, or FEMA?  Let’s recognize that the established wings of the Repugnican party are no friends of ours.  The members of the party are, but the leadership isn’t.

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From: (Dennis P. Harris)
Date: 2000/01/20
Subject: Re: Permits required

no, the best thing we can do is to not vote for any more repugnicans for congress.  this fee thing is a repugnican idea, pushed by the 3 alaskan stooges i never have voted for --- dumb young, ted stevens, and frank murkowski.  another idea promoted by the unwise use nuts.

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From: Scott Reynolds
Date: 2000/03/09
Subject: Re: Why Bush’s White Wife is so Ugly???

In any case, libertarians are not progressive in any sense of the word. “Of, relating to, or characterized by progress”? You can’t be serious. “Of, relating to, or characterized by selfishness and an unwillingness to shoulder civic responsibilities” or “even worse than the Repugnicans” would be closer to the mark.

20 August 2000, Washington (DC) Post:
(e.g., Repugnicans: Same party, just more honest about what they’re up to. Gliberals: Just like the liberals, but at least they seem to be making sense.)

Citizens for Legitimate Government
I want to join the Repugnican party, so I can be pro-life, fetishize white American fetuses, while bombing full-grown brown people in Afghanistan, Iraq, or wherever the pesky bastard unwashed unchristian heathens may run, into kingdom come—which for them is surely Hell itself.
(...)
Michael Rectenwald
Founder and Chair
Citizens for Legitimate Government
July 23, 2002

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From:
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 05:54:00 -0700
Subject: Do Repugs Have Any Shame?

Shamelessly partisan Repugs can not stand the fact that Bush and Cheney are facing off against a Democrat who fought and was wounded in Vietnam.