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The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. It is often referred to as the Grand Old Party or the GOP. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party quickly surpassed the Whig Party as the principal opposition to the Democratic Party. In 1860, it came to power with the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. The party presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction and was harried by internal factions and scandals toward the end of the 19th century. Today, the party supports a conservative platform (from an American political perspective), with further foundations in supply-side fiscal policies, and social conservatism.

The Republican Party is currently the second largest party with 55 million registered members, encompassing roughly one-third of the electorate.1 The current U.S. President, George W. Bush, is the 19th Republican to hold that office. Republicans currently fill a minority of seats in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, hold a minority of state governorships, and control a minority of state legislatures.
IDIOT that says "A republican says
"Damn them Liberals! First they let the women vote, then they let the blacks vote, then they let the black women vote, and now they want us to make peace with a country that did absolutely nothin to us."

bananaman: ^^ you dumbshit, republicans were antislavery while democrats were proslavery. A rock has more knowledge than you.
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A member of the Republican Party who generally has right wing views, believes in lower tax rates, lack of dependency of the government in everyday life, and believes in less market restrictions.

This is a real definition, not just a five paragraph rant about how republicans suck. This is what you'd find in a dictionary.
Abraham Lincoln and George Bush were both members of the Republican Party.
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(Noun) Member of the United States' Republican Party, first emerging in the mid 1800s as an anti-slavery movement. Success of candidate Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential election of 1860 sparked the American Civil War. The party has since moved on to other issues. Republicans today are characterized by typically right-wing, conservative beliefs including but by no means limited to pro-business policies, lack of dependence on the government in daily life, religious convictions, and desire to outlaw what they deem socially undesirable actions.

(Adjective) Typical or characteristic of a Republican or the Republican party.
1. George W. Bush was the Republican candidate for President in 2004.

2. He holds Republican ideals.
by A Discount Brick November 28, 2004
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Some one who believes in working hard for their money and thinks that other people should too. Someone who also thinks that hand outs should only occur when there are truly deserved and not just because people don't feel like working or doing anything. Someone who also believes that we should strive to be a debt free country and stop borrowing money from other countries who could potentially own us. We pay back who we borrow from and work hard to never owe anyone.
It is our republican duty to pay off the national debt and become a self sufficient country once again.
by Strong willed October 10, 2013
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Republican: One who is of the Grand Old Party (GOP) of the United States. They believe in the republican system of government. One who is for upholding the constitution unlike Democrats who want to destroy it. A republican believes in less government control and oversight in our daily lives. The Republican party believes in free market capitalism, the opposite of what the Democrats believe. They would like America to become a socialist police state where welfare, out of control spending, and complete government control flourish. Republicans want to simplify the tax code so everyone pays the same flat rate. For the logically impaired, paying the same proportion of your income is your "fair share."
Wow that guy's idea's for the nation actually make logical sense, he must be a republican.
by Linguist5 May 28, 2014
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A person of American origin who obstensibly votes for a certain political party called Republicans. There are in fact three distinctive types of Republicans:
1) those who call themselves fiscal conservatives and focus primarily on promoting free enterprise, lowering of federal and state taxes, and cutting government regulations to allow the market more leeway; 2) those who call themselves social conservatives, who focus on promoting religious orthodoxy in both a social and political environs, the curtailing of 'permissive' acts of sexuality, and generally promoting the vague standard of 'family values'; and 3) serious evil f-cks who take both aspects of 1) and 2) to extreme levels, who have no tolerance for others of dissenting opinions, who declare everyone and their parents 'traitors' at the slightest provocation, and are more than enjoying themselves with the thought of dragging the entire planet into Hell.
On no account should you allow a Type-3 Republican to read 'Weekly Standard' to you. Not because anything he says will convince you but because he'll start foaming at the mouth and you'll have to clean up the mess.
Well, yes, I'm a repubican but I'm from the wing of the party that actually tries to be nice to people.
by Paul Wartenberg May 14, 2003
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