I have a question for Americans...

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Melizza, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. image.jpeg What is the significance/meaning behind the Republican symbol (Elephant) and the Democratic (Donkey)? Is it biblical? spiritual? or just made up symbol to represent both parties?

    Not trying to dig at you all :) just interested:D thank you in advance.
  2. This is an excellent question @Melizza; I would like to know the answer to this too.
    Sitting patiently in anticipation of the answer... :coffee:
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  3. Fact check says...........
    The Democratic donkey was first associated with Democrat Andrew Jackson's 1828 presidential campaign. His opponents called him a jackass (a donkey), and Jackson decided to use the image of the strong-willed animal on his campaign posters. Later, cartoonist Thomas Nast used the Democratic donkey in newspaper cartoons and made the symbol famous.

    Nast invented another famous symbol—the Republican 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.

    Democrats today say the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is strong and dignified.
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  4. Oh nice, thanks for that @Major, very informative :)

    I've always wondered how the Elephant and Donkey came to be.
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  5. You are very welcome.
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  6. Umm me thinks that they were created along with the rest of the animals. Just a hunch !!!
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  7. Hahahaha - nice one :D
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  9. Well it All Starts Out Like This


    Then it Gets To This


    But it All Truth It Has Got To Come To This !!!!


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  10. I second that motion! All in favor, say "I"!
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  11. Say "I"
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  12. Who does the Eagle represent?
  13. American People in this picture.
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  14. Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey! Can you imagine going to war with a turkey on the front of a ship or plane!?


    Well, I suppose it fits now and again... :p
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  15. Something like this...

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  16. Our Nation's emblem is a Kiwi - a flightless bird :D
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  18. Ours is an Eagle
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    Isn't it cute? :love:
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    Yes sure is. I love Eagles...
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