The Republican elephant

Republican party elephant

Now that it’s all behind us, the election that is, I can address the one and only important issue which had been troubling me for a little while now.

How does an elephant go about becoming the symbol of the Republican party?

When it is drawn as such by cartoonist Thomas Nast apparently:

“In a cartoon that appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion’s skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled “The Republican Vote.” That’s all it took for the elephant to become associated with the Republican Party.

Democrats today say the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is strong and dignified.”

Well… there you go.

Elephants are everywhere…

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