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Republicrat

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Blend of Republican and Democrat

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Republicrat (plural Republicrats)

  1. (US, pejorative) A United States politician who is a member of one of the two major political parties (Democrat and Republican), but frequently votes with the other party.
    • 1966, Allan P. Sindler, Political Parties in the United States, p. 70:
      This hybrid voting behavior may be called "Republicrat", and obviously it must depress Republicanism in Southern congressional, state, and local politics.
  2. (US, pejorative) The two-party system, characterized as a single organization that excludes the participation and views of third parties.
    • 2001, Daniel Sinker, We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet : the Collected Interviews, p. 290:
      We need to make people understand that decisions being made on local levels are often far more influential in our lives and probably the only real way — unless we're able to radically change the way our one-party Republicrat system works — to make change.
    • 2004, Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History of the United States, p. 567:
      Both wings of the ruling "Republicrat" Party try to outdo themselves in announcing new, ever more draconian measures to restrict, repress, restrain, and eliminate the poor.
    • 2005, Holliston Perni, A Heritage of Hypocrisy: Why 'They' Hate Us, p. 4:
      Rather, we have a single Republicrat party of greedy, self-serving, amoral, power-driven professional politicians...