Ma, Ma, where's my pa ?
What does that mean ?
And would it be classified as Political ; Economic ; or Social ?
I was given different terms under Grover Cleveland and this was one of them !
- RachelLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
It sounds like its about a child asking his/her mother where their dad is. It would be classified under old age talking.~Rachel
- 1 decade ago
Political, it was used against Grover Cleveland during his presidential election as a derisive slogan.
To counter Cleveland's image of purity, his opponents reported that Cleveland had fathered an illegitimate child while he was a lawyer in Buffalo. The derisive phrase "Ma, Ma, where's my Pa?" rose as an unofficial campaign slogan for those who opposed him. When confronted with the emerging scandal, Cleveland's instructions to his campaign staff were: "Tell the truth." Cleveland admitted to paying child support in 1874 to Maria Crofts Halpin, the woman who claimed he fathered her child named Oscar Folsom Cleveland. Halpin was involved with several men at the time, including Cleveland's friend and law partner, Oscar Folsom, for whom the child was also named. Cleveland did not know which man was the father, and is believed to have assumed responsibility because he was the only bachelor among them.
- 1 decade ago
its sounds like it's coming from a child asking his/her mom where her dad is. Since the child is asking his/her mom a question it would be classified as social.