It’s Hard to Take the Dems Seriously When They’re Represented by a Donkey

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We are supposed to have intellectual debates with the Democrats over every important issue that affects the country. But really, how are we supposed to take them seriously?

Forget about the fact that the GOP is the “right” as that should tell you everything that you need to know.

Each party is given an animal. The Republicans have the elephant, and the Democrats have the donkey.

There are so many things that we can say about a party that’s literally represented by a jackass. But, rather than slinging mud at the left, we’ll decide to focus on the facts.

How did the two animals come to be?

Thomas Nast was a political cartoonist who worked at Harper’s Weekly from 1862 to 1886. He was a satirist, to say the least, and he was responsible for drawing both the elephant and the donkey. The symbols stuck and, as they say, the rest is history.

But, we have to dig a bit deeper into Nast and all that he did.

Thomas Nast is considered one of the great political cartoonists to have ever lived. He tackled a wide array of topics from the Civil War to immigration. And, due to his harsh approach on some topics, some have even speculated that the term “nasty” is derived from his name (though, it’s not).

Nast created cartoons that were meant to be analyzed and discussed.

“Third Term Panic” was a cartoon drawn in 1874. It is the one that was credited with popularizing the elephant to represent the Republican Party.

Another cartoon featured donkeys blowing financial bubbles of inflation with the comment that it was a “fine-ass committee.” Soon, the donkey was born for the Democratic Party.

There are positives and negatives to both animals…and Nast was able to exploit both within his drawings.

The elephant was oafish and enormous, being labeled in one cartoon as “the Republican vote” while also looking as though it would tumble off of a cliff.

Meanwhile, the donkey was depicted in another cartoon as wearing a lion skin and scaring off the other animals with stories of a President Grant dictatorship (sound familiar?).

With both animals getting torn apart and praised throughout the cartoonist’s time writing for Harper’s Weekly, there was really nothing for one party to get upset about. Each party claimed their animal – and even now, when there are elections, we see the elephant pitted against the donkey.

However, as we see all that is going on with the Democratic Party now, and Biden’s approval rating tanking, we can’t help but laugh that they are represented by a jackass. After all, it’s as if they did a lot of foreshadowing to let us know that a jackass would be in the White House. And really, since the late 1800s, there have been quite a few of them to sit in the Oval Office.

The elephant has one of the most intelligent brains of the animal kingdom. It is even three times larger than that of a human brain. Well, that makes sense that they would represent the Republican Party, then. It is the Republicans who demand that Congress be fiscally responsible. We can’t just spend willy nilly like a jackass…and that’s what we’re seeing right now with the BBB spending plan.

With the liberals getting so offended about everything, we’re surprised that they haven’t requested to see the donkey part ways with the Democrats. Perhaps they’d like to be represented by a panda to show their ties to Communist China.

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