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Why is the Democratic an elephant?

I'm working on an American Government project. I try and find it on the computer but I don't understand as well.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Actually, the symbol of the Democratic Party is the donkey and the symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant. They were taken from political cartoons by Thomas Nast in the 19th century.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Both the Mule and the Elephant is not what they are supposed to be.

    The Elephant is the symbol of the Republicans, and the Mule the democrats;

    The Left out third parties had 190 third parties in 2004; votes not counted for 50 state attorney generals negated the third party ballot while our soldiers were dying giving Iraqis 2000 political parties the right to vote.

    Figure it out for yourself.

    Its not that hard.

  • 1 decade ago

    Probably because what you're searching for is backward: the elephant is Republican and the donkey is the Democratic Party. Here's a run-down:

    http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881985.html

  • 1 decade ago

    Republicans are the Elephants.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Democrats wish they were the elephant... they are actually a donkey.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your project will not be any better than GWB's when he was in high school.

    You both are stupid, how can you mix up the elephant and donkey ? You on drug ?!!

  • Republicans are elephants

    Democrats are donkeys

    The symbols grew out of political cartoons in the 1800s, I believe.

    I hope this is some help.

  • 1 decade ago

    because the republic people think elephants are strong and smart

  • 1 decade ago

    it is a donkey not an Elephant it is a donkey because they are all Jackasses LOL jk

  • 1 decade ago

    Eh, both parties are dung beetles.

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