Party Animals: Donkeys and Elephants

Thomas Nast political cartoons: from left, “A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion” from Harper’s 1870 and “Third-Term Panic,” Harper’s, 1874.

Any Republican would say a donkey is stupid and stubborn, but the Democratic Party sees merit in the humble, brave and hard working animal that symbolizes the party.

Democrats consider the elephant as slow and clumsy, but Republicans think of their party’s symbol as a sign of intelligence, dignity and strength. I think they are both pretty bad. entire article