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

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Entry from September 07, 2010
Commiecrat (commie + Democrat)

“Commiecrat” (commie + Democrat) is an epithet used by some on the political right who believe that the Democrat Party is so far to the left that it practices Communist policies.  The term “Commiecrat” was used in 1950 by U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy (a Republican from Wisconsin), who campaigned to clean the federal government from Communism.
“Commiecrat” fell into disuse after the 1950s, but was reinvented for the internet age in 2000. “Commiecrat” is usually capitalized, but can also be in lowercase (“commiecrat”).
Urban Dictionary
A critical term used to attack the USA Democrat Party on the grounds that:
1. it has become like the old Soviet Union or other former / current communist nations in terms of infringements on private property, freedom of speech, and certain civil liberties (gun ownership and private property taking in particular).
2. it sides with the enemies of the USA or has become anti-American in general.
The damn Commiecrats want to take my handgun away, but they give the gangbangers out there a slap on the wrist when they catch them.
by Nick Byram Oct 18, 2006
Wikipedia: Joseph McCarthy
Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately, McCarthy’s tactics and his inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate.
The term McCarthyism, coined in 1950 in reference to McCarthy’s practices, was soon applied to similar anti-communist activities. Today the term is used more generally to describe demagogic, reckless, and unsubstantiated accusations, as well as public attacks on the character or patriotism of political opponents.
5 May 1950, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Democrats’ Hawaii Split Becomes Issue,” pg. 14:
Stainback of Hawaii promised to “take care of the Commie-crats when we get back.”
24 September 1950, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, pg. N8:
Get Rid of Them Nov. 7, He Asks 9th District
By Harold Smith
“Commiecrats” was the name pinned on administration payrollers last week by Maxwell A. Goodwin, Republican nominee for congress from the 9th [near north side] district.
24 october 1950, Newport (RI) Daily News, pg. 5, col. 3:
Holds “Commiecrats” Responsible
For State Dept. Faults

JEFFERSON CITY, O., Oct. 24 (AP)—Sen. Joseph P. McCarthy (R Wis.) said Monday night that if Republicans win control of Congress they will drive “the dupes and stooges of the Kremlin” out of Washington.
31 October 1950, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, pt. 1, pg. 17:
Demands Ouster, Urges ‘Commiecrat’ Defeat
By John Fisher
McCarthy said the administration party properly be called the Commiecrat party because it no longer represents the American Democratic party or the…
6 November 1950, Hartford (CT) Courant, pg. 1:
Honest Red Probe Asked By McCarthy
Senator Says Choice Of GOP Senate Will Root Out Communists

He referred to alleged Communists in the State Department as- “Commie-Crats.”
21 September 1952, Baltimore (MD) Sun, pg. 1:
Raps Rival Party, Appeals To Old-Fashioned Democrats
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, making his first campaign speech since his thumping victory in the Wisconsin primary election, today urged Democrats to support him in driving “communism and corruption” from Washington.
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Shame and glory of the intellectuals:
Babbitt Jr. vs. the rediscovery of Values

By Peter Viereck
Boston, MA: Beacon Press
Pg. 225:
The implication that Republican businessmen and “Wall Street” are fascists is paralled by Senator McCarthy’s cheap remark that the Democrats are “the “Commiecratic party.”
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From: “The Captain”
Date: 2000/03/15
Subject: Re: illegal contributions
Sounds like yet another Commiecrat talking out his ass…again…:)
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From: Jonathan Ball

Date: 2000/03/30
Subject: Re: Really feral? was: Reality check
Here in L.A., this is expected to be *the* big issue at the Commiecrats’ convention this year.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Tuesday, September 07, 2010 • Permalink

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