from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Grand Old Party (Republican Party)

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  • "Grand Old Party", the Republican Party, one of the two major political parties in the United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Republican Party, the younger of the two major political parties in the U. S.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party


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  • We can disagree on issues in this country, but let's agree that votes should do the talking in washington rather than money, that the constitution should be protected (unlike bush and the gop), that goverment should be transparent and accesible to citizens. let these become the core values of the party versus becoming like the GOP in its rank and file, power concered nature.

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  • The bottom line is this: when gop moderates answer to an energetic conservative GOP majority

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  • The gop embraced lobbyiest with open arms, happily took their money the gop senators put blanket holds on 70 appointees just for million dollar kick-backs to their home state the GOP voted against the largest tax cut ever for the middle class

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  • I think we can get 67 seats and remember when that repuglitard clown who said if the gop brand was dog food they would be taking it off the shelves??? we thought he was joking but they REALLY ARE taking their dog food off the shelves monday, I saw a commercial where a local repuglitard leader was singing the praises of non-partisan elections (and he didn't even wanna mention that he was a repuglitard), and, then about a minute later, I saw a commercail denouncing that same guy, using the words "Conservative" and repuglitard like they was the plague and leprosy or something to paraphrase a cliche, There is a CANCER on the GOP and there ain't no cure ... so smile more often, even if it's only in your head

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  • Shocker: Another CA gop Candidate That Didn't Do Too Much Voting In The Past Wants Your Vote Now GALLUP: Independent voters like GOP over DEMS 52%-30% in Generic Congressional Rhode Island gop Governor Just Does Not Want A Live Gay To Help A Dead One Get Buried

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  • i hope you realize that latinos and other non-white immigrant groups are growing at a really fast clip. unless the gop becomes less toxic to latinos and other minorities, the GOP will never again achieve national prominence.

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  • The term GOP as a synonym for the Republican Party is to be used only in direct quotations, and then explained as standing for Grand Old Party.

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  • Once again GOP is telling lies and demonstrating even stronger that they are indeed the "Party of NO."

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  • More on the origin of the term GOP: The nickname of the Republican Party didn't get attached to it until 1888.

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