Up until a few minutes ago, I was unaware that the term GOP when referring to the Republican Party means "Grand Old Party". That's right. Nothing like...oh..."Government of the People". Nah. "Grand Old Party". One word and an extra 'd' from a platform for country music.
Some sources, like the Wall Street Journal, no longer use "GOP" to describe the party, because most people do not know what it means. Well, you know, that and the fact that it's a stupid name.
Which makes me wonder, if something as important as a major American political party (albeit the Ree-publicans) can be shortened to a goofy acronym, why can't everything else? Hell, the election itself might as well be shortened to BHC ("Best Hair Contest").