Does anyone find it funny that the “donkey” represents the Democratic Party? Is this not ironic and hilarious. Perhaps it’s the perfect and right choice.
I know, make all the jokes you wish about the elephant being big and fat etc., blah, blah, blah. Case in point, they are highly intuitive, nurturing and intelligent animals.
Don’t get your panties in a bunch, now. It’s just an observation-that’s funny to me.
Todays Democratic Party does not stand for its original beliefs and that of the American people. Not by a long shot. And in many cases, there are many within the Democratic Party, that are well, just Jackasses!
Yes, I can make the same statement of the GOP’ers as well.
BTW – just for the record: The origins of the Democratic donkey can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. During that race, opponents of Jackson called him a jackass. However, rather than rejecting the label, Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 who later served in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, was amused by it and included an image of the animal in his campaign posters. Jackson served as America’s first Democratic president.
The Republican Party was formed in 1854, and and six years later Abraham Lincoln became its first member elected to the White House. An image of an elephant was featured as a Republican symbol in at least one political cartoon and a newspaper illustration during the Civil War (when “seeing the elephant” was an expression used by soldiers to mean experiencing combat).
These images were immortalized by cartoonist, Thomas Nast of Harpers Weekly. Nast is also credited with creating the Tammany Tiger, which was famously featured in an 1871 Harper’s Weekly cartoon that attacked New York’s William “Boss” Tweed and Tammany Hall, his corrupt political machine. Not all of Nast’s work was about politics, though; he’s also credited with creating what might be his most famous cartoon, the modern image of Santa Claus.