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Why is the republican party known as GOP?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The GOP moniker comes from the era of William McKinley according to Answers.com which says:

    "Despite his popularity [Williams Jennings] Bryan was defeated by Republican William McKinley in the 1896 presidential election. The Democrats appealed to farmers, but the Republicans had captured the business and urban vote. After the U.S. economy improved during the McKinley administration, supporters dubbed the Republican party "the Grand Old Party," or the GOP, a nickname that endured.

  • 1 decade ago

    GOP is an acronym for Grand Old Party. The link below has some good background information on how the Republican Party was formed and why it is called the GOP.

  • 1 decade ago

    Grand Old Party of the Republic--from Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War, Union side) and this being Lincoln's party

  • 1 decade ago

    The correct answer is Grand O'l Party. I also like to say Government Of the People! lol

  • 1 decade ago

    Greedy old party

  • 1 decade ago

    greedy, over-zealous, propagandists

    ghastly, obnoxious phonies

    grisly, ornery pillagers

    give oil profits

    gods of panic

    gruesome, obscene prostitutes

    gullible ol' perjurers

    grand ol' plunderers

    grotesque, oily pantywaists

    grubby, odorous pirates

    GREASY OLD PERVERTS

    GREEDY OIL PROFITEERS

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