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Talk:Cloth coat Republican

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The last sentence doesn't really work--it wasn't the "Main Street" people who built the Republican party--it was the anti-slavery folks in the 1850s. Researcher 21:45, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

I always thought these were "checked-pants Republicans". Teresita 21:50, 28 September 2008 (EDT)


So if the Cloth coat republicans are the old wing, what is the new wing called? And why do we have an article on a bit of internal party jargon? SophieWilder 10:55, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Not sure about missionality, but Nixon's paranoia and "not being a crook" were subsequently central to the zeitgeist of a turbulent time. The theme of the Checkers speechWikipedia was his denial that he sold influence in exchange for gifts such as the eponymous spaniel. Twenty years afterwards, the Checkers speech was still being shown as a trailer in artsy cinema houses on liberal university campuses, along with features such as Reefer Madness. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 21:37, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
i see the article makes more sense now since this morning. SophieWilder 21:52, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
You have me to thank for that. Yeah, I'm tootin' it. My own horn.--"Shut up, Brx." 00:30, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
If the definition of a cloth coat Republican is a Republican who's self-made and didn't have help from a family dynasty, that's entirely different than them being the moderate faction, or the anti-slavery faction when the party originated. The Rockefellers and McCains definitely don't count, any more than the Bushes do. Though I don't endorse their views, there's a multitude of ultra-conservatives, even Reagan, who were self-made without a dynasty, and a number of moderates who came from rich families and had a lot of connections. Rabbitxhampster (talk) 22:32, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


I can't get the reference to show up. Also, this article could do with more references. And this doesn't seem to be all that common a term. And we rank pretty high on google for Cloth coat Republican. So we should put more references in.--"Shut up, Brx." 14:35, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Also, lol--"Shut up, Brx." 14:50, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm bumping this. The reference won't show up. I don't know what's doing it. And the other stuff I mentioned. We need moar refs--"Shut up, Brx." 20:47, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
I don't know either. It works as a centered quote outside the thumbnail, though. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 21:24, 30 March 2013 (UTC)


No citations+unabashed and unnecessary insertion of personal opinion are why I reverted you.--"Shut up, Brx." 05:08, 5 April 2013 (UTC)


The cloth coat arose in response to a Truman scandal when it was discovered a lowly stenographer on Truman's staff wore a mink coat. Prior to acrylics and the animal rights movement, a mink coat was a status symbol. Ev Dirksen refered to Truman's "Mink coat morality", an obvious appeal to class warfare which gained traction. nobs 19:41, 14 January 2017 (UTC)