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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

what do the letters GOP stand for?

ya know, when you hear it regarding politics. is it the congress or what? i have a good idea what the GOP does and stuff but i have no clue what the letters stand for. please, no wise a** answers.

Update:

i thought you guys were kidding when you said grand old party. hmm, it just seems strange. well t hanks to everyone who took the time to teach me something i was wondering about! good night!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    GOP stands for "Grand Old Party"...which refers to the Republican Party the party uses this acronym when naming itself..the acronym comes from around 1875 but then it meant "Gallant Old Party"...it has another meaning..."Get Out and Push" this was in the days when the automobile was brand new....it refered to both the way sometimes automobiles had to be operated and to the way that voters needed encouragement to get out and vote...

    Source(s): had to do a research paper on the republican party last year in 12th grade government class....guess i learned something...
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  • 1 decade ago

    Grand Old Party

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  • Adam S
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    1 decade ago

    Grand Ol' Party.

    aka Greed Over People

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  • 1 decade ago

    Grand Old Party.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends. In the case of Sen .Larry Craig, R - Idaho, (yes he of toilet stall fame) it means Gay Old Party.

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    On August 27, 2007 the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed that Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in a men's bathroom on June 11, 2007, and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007.[4] As a result of the controversy surrounding his arrest and subsequent guilty plea, Senator Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, 2007, which was to become effective on September 30, 2007. On September 4, 2007, a spokesperson for Senator Craig indicated that he may be reconsidering his decision to resign,[5] if his conviction is rapidly overturned and his committee assignments are restored.[6]

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  • 1 decade ago

    Garden Of Propaganda!

    (Seriously though it's Grand Old Party)

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  • 1 decade ago

    grand old party

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  • amglo1
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It actually stands for "Government Over Politics"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Grand Old Party, left over from the campaign slogans from just after the civil War.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Grand Old Party, a nick-name going back to around 1880.

    Interestingly, the Democratic Party is older. Was not as "grand" I supposed.

    Or perhaps greasy old politicians.

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