|Abbreviation||GOP (Grand Old Party)|
|Vice Chair||DDYT (SP)|
|Chief Whip||iThinkThereforeiFlam (DX)|
|Director of Outreach||Adithyansoccer (DX)|
|Founders|| Horace Greely|
Edwin D. Morgan
Henry Jarvis Raymond
|Founded||July 6, 1854|
Jackson, Michigan, U.S.
|Headquarters||310 First Street SE|
Washington, D.C. 20003
|Student wing||College Republicans|
|Youth wing||Young Republicans|
Teen Age Republicans
|Women's wing||National Federation of Republican Women|
|Seats in the Senate|
5 / 10
|Seats in the House|
11 / 37
1 / 5
|State Legislature Seats|
13 / 35
The Party of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D Esienhower, and Ronald Reagan, the Republican Party, or “GOP”, standing for Grand Old Party, is the right-leaning alternative to the Democrats, generally being the more conservative option of America’s two leading parties. The Republican Party is seen by most Americans as the party of strong morals and religious values, a strong national defense, less economic regulations, and generally returning power to the states, although it should be noted that not all Republicans support this.
The executive leadership of the Republicans is divided into three parts, the Chair, Vice Chair, and the Chief Whip. The current Chair of the Republican Party is SELDOM237, current Vice President hailing from the Great State of Dixie. She is a libertarian in almost every sense of the word. The current Vice Chair is IcyHelicopter, from the Great State of Fremont. He’s generally seen as a more neoconservative member of the GOP, believing in a strong American presence abroad, combined with a powerful military. The Chief Whip is Adithyansoccer, of the State of Dixie. He’s generally viewed as a moderate on most issues.
While generally Republicans believe in at least some measure of the policies listed above, (values, morality, national defense, ect), the Republican Party also has a number of caucuses, in order to better organize the various political ideologies. (Keep in mind these ideologies are heavily generalized)
Caucuses[edit | edit source]
Neocon - The Neocons, or American Neoconservatives such as IcyHelicopter and Melp8836 are Republicans who believe in two critical policies above most others. A strong free market/capitalist economy, including generally rolling back economic regulations, combined with a more interventionist foreign policy. Proponents of Neoconservatism often resist calls for reduced military spending. A major proponent of American Neoconservatism could be seen as George H. W. Bush.
Liberty - The Liberty Caucus is a caucus that could be compared to the old Libertarian Party, in that most of its members are some form of libertarian. Generally speaking, the members of the Liberty Caucus, such as SELDOM237 and iThinkThereforeiFlam, believe in rolling back government regulations and laws in all sectors, and cutting government spending in most, if not all, areas including national defense. The members of this caucus generally believe in eliminating or heavily changing the current system of taxation. Past proponents of this ideology are Justin Amash and Ron Paul.
Moderate - The Moderate Caucus is exactly what it sounds like, moderates. People who don’t believe in expanding the power and scale of the military, but who don’t think that spending should be cut, for example. The Tuesday Group has been used to exemplify their policies, although it should be noted that the Moderate Caucus is probably the most diverse when it comes to the ideologies of its members. Proponents of this ideology include Nikki Haley.
Patriot - The Patriot Caucus is made up of the newer branch of the Republican Party, the group that arose after the Presidency of Donald Trump. A combination of American Nationalism and Populism, focused on bringing jobs home from overseas, strong border protection, particularly in the form of a wall, and lowering taxes at home, although they do support tariffs. The Patriot Caucus, as its name suggests, is incredibly patriotic, and generally supports promoting the American image, though not in the form of interventionism. Proponents of this ideology include Donald Trump and Josh Hawley.
The New Republicans - The most left-leaning and the newest of all the caucuses, the New Republicans is generally seen as a group of more left-leaning individuals who are disillusioned with the Democratic Party’s message, and thus have joined the Republicans. Among other policies, the caucus supports universal healthcare, carbon taxes, the abolition of cash bail, and background checks for firearms, most of which are unusual for members of the Republican Party. Proponents of this ideology could include pre-2010 Donald Trump.
No Caucus - The people without any official caucus. They are not unified by any one ideology. Notable members include _MyHouseIsOnFire_ and Skra.
Electoral history[edit | edit source]
In congressional elections[edit | edit source]