standpatters

standpatters,

in U.S. history, term used early in the 20th cent. to designate conservatives in the Republican party as against the InsurgentsInsurgents,
in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon.
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 or progressive Republicans. The term is said to have originated in Mark Hanna's remark concerning an election—all that was necessary for Republican success was, in poker parlance, to "stand pat."
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15) The first strategy shuns the West and the market economy in order to preserve MarxistLeninist ideology, which would include the standpatters and many liberal reformers.