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.


Christina said...

I personally vote to change them to a Dodo bird and a Carp. said...

Very interesting!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

interesting! Turkeys would be good! I was actually wondering what the symbols would look like if blended together.
one can hope. scary in a good? way.

fishducky said...

Why is CHRISTINA insulting dodo birds & carps?

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Very interesting! However as an animal lover, I don't believe politicians should be represented by an animal. It's insulting to the animal.

Karen S. said...

I am beginning to think that Christina's names might be better...ha me it's about the man or woman more than the party any more....!..unless we can come up with another one...maybe!

Chatty Crone said...

I kind of like them the way they are.


Judie said...

Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes. It's anyone's guess! A perfect symbol for a political party, eh??

Andy said...

I think I'd have to agree with Sweet Virginia Breeze!

Interesting information all the same.

Thanks for sharing.

The Evening Zephyr

Jenny said...

I love Judies idea for using zebras.

Nick, I still can't order your book.

Will it be on Amazon or another ordering house soon? I'd like to get a copy of sounds fascinating and I admire your writing style so much!

If you get a chance, e-mail me, okay? jennymatlock at cox dot net

Thanks for a great Z link.

I'll Z you soon!


Pamela Beers. said...

Th donkey is's really an ass. And the elephant...well...let's just say it's usually too big to get out of its own way.