Why is the Republican Party still called the GOP?

I know that GOP stands for Grand Old Party but I don’t see anything grand about it at all especially the people running it nowadays.

The term “Grand Old Party” is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party, and the abbreviation “GOP” is a commonly used designation. The term originated in 1875 in the Congressional Record, referring to the party associated with the successful military defense of the Union as “this gallant old party”; the following year in an article in the Cincinnati Commercial, the term was modified to “grand old party”. The first use of the abbreviation is dated 1884.

And you’re right, there’s nothing grand about them.

there have been countless political events going lower back very nearly to the founding of the US. there have been the Whigs, Democrats, Democratic-Republican etc events. Lincoln is credited for if truth be told forming the widespread Republican party. it relatively is named the Grand previous party even yet it grow to be initially called the “Gallant previous party”. The moniker started in 1874 alongside with the elephant image. The Grand previous party designation arose interior the early part of the twentieth Century.

And the Democratic Party was original called the Democratic Republican Party.

Because it still is the Grand Old Party.

It’s called GOP and tea party

Because with Republicans like Mark Sanford and Larry Craig they are now known as the party of “Greedy Old Perverts”.


you don’t see anything grand because democrats are @sses

Indeed their are also younger than the Democrats.

I’ve heard it called a lot of things lately.

Because the left cannot spell Republican

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