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    Default A question for you americans...

    Why is the democrats symbol a donkey and the republics symbol an elephant?
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    the republicans came from a party called the Federalist, who killed people who opposed thm and made a laughing stock of ne other party. The Democrats came from a party called the Democratic Republicans, who were only looking to stop the Federalist from killing people. Soon the Federalist became Republicans and soon after Dem. Reps. became Democrats. The Republicans gave thm the donkey to say "Look their jack-asses" and it sorta stuck. Although i think Republicans should be donkeys cause they are stubborn and dont like change...and are jack asses...
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    well i wasnt paying attention when my teacher told us.. but it has something do w/ political cartoons from a long time ago and the parties just adopted the image from the cartoon.

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    Damn, i thought the question would be 'Why are you all so fat, and think you rule the world?'

    Idiot me.

    Would anyone like to answer that?

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    Read Michel Moore and you'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver-2005?
    the republicans came from a party called the Federalist, who killed people who opposed thm and made a laughing stock of ne other party. The Democrats came from a party called the Democratic Republicans, who were only looking to stop the Federalist from killing people. Soon the Federalist became Republicans and soon after Dem. Reps. became Democrats. The Republicans gave thm the donkey to say "Look their jack-asses" and it sorta stuck. Although i think Republicans should be donkeys cause they are stubborn and dont like change...and are jack asses...
    You only answered half the question and the half you answered was BULLSHIT. I award you the grade of F.

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    The origin of the Democratic Party lies in the Republican party, founded by Thomas Jefferson 1794.

    The donkey comes from a political cartoon from 1870. And has stuck ever since.

    The Republican Party was formed in 1854.

    The Elephant appears to come from a political cartoon in 1874.

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    Thomas Nast, a political cartoonist in the 19th century, popularized the donkey and elephant in his political cartoons. The donkey was first created in 1828, when President Andrew Jackson's opponents labeled him a "jackass." Instead of feeling insulted, he ran with the description, using the donkey to repesent his stubbornness. The donkey would become the Democratic Party's official symbol in 1870 after appearing in a political cartoon by Nast.

    The elephant was popularized as the symbol of the Republican Party after it appeared in a political cartoon by Nast in 1874. While the Democrats viewed the elephant as lumbering, stupid, and pompous, the Republicans interpreted the creature as intelligent, dignified, and strong.

    You have Thomas Nast to thank for the Democrat Donkey and the Republican Elephant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodles is gay
    Damn, i thought the question would be 'Why are you all so fat, and think you rule the world?'

    Idiot me.

    Would anyone like to answer that?
    I'd say there's 49% of this country that doesn't fit that description. Would you like to clear up for me why Britons are arrogant pricks?
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    They aren't. Not as much as americans, anyways.

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