. . . there's a lotta yellow dog Democrats - how would you call those?
You'd call them conservative Democrats, which is what they've always been called, just like my grandfather, who was the precinct committeeman. Lyndon Johnson actually happens to have been a conservative Democrat (but wise enough to push through Kennedy's agenda) at one time, and "yellow dog" is nothing but a pointless sneer.
Actually, i've always thought of myself as conservative to moderate, but the climate among the "conservatives" here is so reactionary, they must think i'm slightly to the left of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
(I always wanted to be Felix Dzerzhinksy, though . . . )