Democrat jackasses vs. Republican elephants *
Aren’t you glad you’re a Republican! Don’t you wish everyone was!
And now we have Chelsea Clinton, who, during an interview in London to peddle a book she allegedy wrote, said that President Trump “degrades what it means to be an American,” and she added she encourages Brits to protest his planned visit to the U.K. in July.
There’s not enough Xanax in the world to be able to bear another Clinton.
- How did the Democrat and Republican symbols come about?
Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson was the first Democrat to be associated with the donkey symbol. His opponents during the election of 1828 tried to label him a “jackass” for his populist beliefs and slogan, “Let the people rule.” Jackson was entertained by the notion and ended up using it to his advantage on his campaign posters.
Also, political cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with making the donkey the recognized symbol of the Democratic Party. It first appeared in a cartoon in Harper’s Weekly in 1870, and was supposed to represent an anti-Civil War faction. But the public was immediately taken by it and by 1880 it had already become the unofficial symbol of the party.
The cartoonist Thomas Nast was also responsible for the Republican Party elephant. In a cartoon that appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion’s skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled “The Republican Vote.” That’s all it took for the elephant to become associated with the Republican Party.