Monday, July 10, 2017

Political Party Animals

Of all the odd aspects of American politics, I think one of the most bizarre is how we assign animal mascots to the two major political parties. Even more strange? - neither is a turkey.

The Republican party has long been associated with the imposing elephant, while the Democrats are linked to the humble donkey. But how did these connections come about? Well, the association can be traced back to nineteenth century political cartoons ...  Continued here.