Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 15:05:39 EST
From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Yellow dog Democrats

We all know about the constant value of DARE (for example, in regard to our
recent discussion, see "hissy"), but here's an opportunity to mention another
resource by a fellow ADS member, namely Safire's New Political Dictionary
(Random House, 1993) by William Safire.

It does not obviate the need for OED, DA, DAE, DARE, etc, but see

yellow dog Democrat: an unswerving party loyalist; used only as a compliment.
(Safire then goes on to explain how the negative term "yellow dog" became
positive in terms of the 1928 Presidential election.)

- Allan Metcalf