Republicrat (plural Republicrats)
- (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, page 70:
- This hybrid voting behavior may be called "Republicrat", and obviously it must depress Republicanism in Southern congressional, state, and local politics.
- (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, page 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, page 4:
- Rather, we have a single Republicrat party of greedy, self-serving, amoral, power-driven professional politicians...