Why is the elephant the mascot for Republicans?
This symbol of the party was born in the imagination of cartoonist Thomas Nast and first appeared in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874. An 1860 issue of Railsplitter and an 1872 cartoon in Harper's Weekly connected elephants with Republicans, but it was Nast who provided the party with its symbol. Oddly, two unconnected events led to the birth of the Republican Elephant. James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald raised the cry of "Caesarism" in connection with the possibility of a thirdterm try for President Ulysses S. Grant. The issue was taken up by the Democratic politicians in 1874, halfway through Grant's second term and just before the midterm elections, and helped disaffect Republican voters. While the illustrated journals were depicting Grant wearing a crown, the Herald involved itself in another circulation-builder in an entirely different, nonpolitical area. This was the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874, a delightful hoax perpetrated by the Herald. They ran a story, totally untrue, that the animals in the zoo had broken loose and were roaming the wilds of New York's Central Park in search of prey. Cartoonist Thomas Nast took the two examples of the Herald enterprise and put them together in a cartoon for Harper's Weekly. He showed an ass (symbolizing the Herald) wearing a lion's skin (the scary prospect of Caesarism) frightening away the animals in the forest (Central Park). The caption quoted a familiar fable: "An ass having put on a lion's skin roamed about in the forest and amused himself by frightening all the foolish animals he met within his wanderings." One of the foolish animals in the cartoon was an elephant, representing the Republican vote - not the party, the Republican vote - which was being frightened away from its normal ties by the phony scare of Caesarism. In a subsequent cartoon on November 21, 1874, after the election in which the Republicans did badly, Nast followed up the idea by showing the elephant in a trap, illustrating the way the Republican vote had been decoyed from its normal allegiance. Other cartoonists picked up the symbol, and the elephant soon ceased to be the vote and became the party itself: the jackass, now referred to as the donkey, made a natural transition from representing the Herald to representing the Democratic party that had frightened the elephant. --From William Safire's New Language of Politics, Revised edition, Collier Books, New York, 1972 Source: www.gop.com
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Republicans tend to oppose gun control, abortion, gay marriage,labor unions, socialism, Marxism, etc. They tend to supportpersonal responsibility, a strong but smaller government, statesrights, less regulation, and lower taxes. They tend to see socialservice type work as the job of non-profit agenci…es and churches. Those who criticize Republicans tend to say that they supportmostly the wealthy, that they are racist and/or bigoted, and thatthey oppose science. Republicans are not so much against science as much as they don'tlike people manipulating others with supposed science. Yes, humansmay contribute to climate change, but that shouldn't give othersthe right to use climate change as a club to bully with. Yes,obesity and diabetes are problems, but they're not the government'sresponsibility to fix for the most part, according to Republicanethics. That is the job of individuals. If you cannot avoid eatingfast food, that is your problem, and there is no reason to penalizethose who don't have problems with misusing fast food. Also,Republicans don't see it as the government's job to fix you if youdo wreck your own health. You should have either taken care ofyourself better, paid into insurance when you were healthy, or hada medical savings account. (MORE)
Republicanism is the political movement to establish a republic, which is a state that has no constitutionally hereditary ruler. A republic is not necessarily a liberal democracy like the United States. It may be a brutally conservative dictatorship such as Cuba, China or North Korea. --- The …following remarks are a romantic description of representative democracy, and have nothing to do with the question. A republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. It's a type of government system which stresses liberty and rights. Overall, the direct message is the citizens control the government. (MORE)
It's origin as symbols for the parties is attributed to a political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, who used the donkey. and the elephant in cartoons drawn for Harper's Weekly in the 1870's.
A mascot is someone inspirational that is on the sideline or at court side in a event. He/she is basically cheering for it's hoe team.
The mascot for the Republican party is the elephant. It began beingused as such in 1877 after Thomas Nast began drawing politicalcartoons using the elephant for Republicans and the donkey for theDemocrats.
The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant. A political cartoon by Thomas Nast , published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol, and popularized the symbol. As symbol of the Republican party, the elephant represented Nast's pol…itical sentiments toward his own party, and also some of his despair that some of the qualities associated with that party seemed to be waning. Nast wasn't the first to use this symbol of the Republican Party. His first drawing of the elephant symbol occurred in 1874, but some of Lincoln's campaign materials had a picture of an elephant too, and another cartoon depicting the party as an elephant was popularly viewed in 1872. Nast's initial drawing of this symbol of the Republican Party occurred in a cartoon titled "The Third Panic," and it depicts the elephant as bounding into a pit across broken boards with the words inflation, reform, and repudiation written on them. Nast's drawing represents his view of the party's decline, especially in light of a financial panic at the time. According to Nast, the Republicans were falling victim to scare tactics of the Democrats and abandoning their party's platform. Prior to Nast's use of the elephant, the eagle had been a common symbol of the Republican party, but in part due to Nast' prowess as a cartoonist, the elephant replaced the eagle in short order, and the Republican party officially adopted the large animal as its symbol. Though Nast's depiction was not that flattering and emphasized his own worries about a changing party, the elephant was still a large animal, and thought to have both dignity and strength. These qualities were considered admirable. From the Official Republican National Committee website: "The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant. During the mid term elections way back in 1874, Democrats tried to scare voters into thinking President Grant would seek to run for an unprecedented third term. Thomas Nast, a cartoonist for Harper's Weekly, depicted a Democratic jackass trying to scare a Republican elephant - and both symbols stuck." (MORE)
Both were originally invented by Thomas Nast, the 19 th century's most persuasive political cartoonist. Nobody seems to know why the Democrats have the donkey and the Republicans have the elephant.
This symbol was first used by political cartoonist Thomas Nast around 1874, in a cartoon in the New Yorker magazine. At that time, he was being critical of their erratic behavior-- Nast liked to mock the foolish actions and policies of politicians from both parties, and he used the elephant because …this animal can be calm and docile or it can stampede when it is excited. Later, the symbol took on positive associations (loyalty, strength), but its origins were critical rather than complimentary. (MORE)
The Republican Party's mascot was first used in 1874 in a cartoondrawing that appeared in Harper's Weekly. Thomas Nast was thecreator of the elephant that is still used by the Republican Partytoday.
It just a useful symbol, created in a cartoon in Harpers Weekly by Thomas Nast in 1874. The cartoon was about an escaped animal and the fightened elephant was labelled Republicans..
The Republican sign is an elephant due to a political cartoonist.Cartoonist Thomas Nast drew a cartoon in Harper's Weekly, thecartoon he drew an elephant and called it the republican vote.Since them the elephant was associated with republicans.
Because the elephant never forgets. :) Thomas Nast created a cartoon in 1874 depicting the Republican "vote" as being a foolish elephant being scared by a donkey wrapped in a lion's skin. Over time these symbols became the identifiers for the two main parties. The elephant for Republicans and the d…onkey for the Democrats. (MORE)
The symbol of the Democratic Party is the donkey and the symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant why do they have these symbols and when did this tradition first begin?
The donkey started when Andrew Jackson was running for President in 1882. All of the campainers called hm a jackass (a donkey) so he used that as his symbol. Later a man used that in a cartoon and that is what started the Democratic Symbol. . The symbols were invented by Thomas Nast, the 19 th cen…tury's most persuasive political cartoonist. Why? Only Thomas Nast seems to know. (MORE)
\nThe Republican elephant was created by cartoonist Thomas Nast and appeared in Harper's Weekly, Nov. 7, 1874. Before then, an 1860 issue of Railsplitter and an 1872 Harper's Weekly also had cartoons connecting Republicans with elephants.\n. \nIn New York, also in 1874, there was an untrue story wr…itten as a hoax by the New York Herald saying that the animals of the Central Park Zoo had broken loose and were running wild in Central Park. The same Thomas Nast used the jackass in a cartoon using it to depict the Herald. This ultimately shifted to represent the Democratic party and the name changed to donkey. (MORE)
elephants may seem dumb creatures but they are actually very intellegent!! they can pull down trees in different contries like India and Africa. they do this because viecles might bump into the tree trunks so they pull them away from roads and foot paths. they can also carry objects like blankets an…d foods. they are very useful creatures indeed (MORE)
because the people running the republican party now are occultists. check out bohemian grove, skull & bones, etc --- all occult symbols, just as the upside-down five-pointed star is an occult symbol. check out: www.tavpo.com for the investigation into the upside down stars on GOP elephant
Mascots are something like a bird and are used to advertise the the brand name in puiblic. They are also used for good luck. .
Their job is to obstruct foolish legislation as much as possible. Republicans are attempting to reinvent themselves as Conservatives, which are the true patriots of the American dream. Left wings extremists are attempting to use the current progressive movement to socialize America and turn it into …a third world country. (MORE)
A republican means each state must always have a government elected by the people and not a monarchy
Republicans are people from the GOP political party. Most of them are now conservative, but a century ago republicans were liberal. The GOP party started out as a party that wanted to end slavery in America. Now their goal is to give Americans more freedom. They also want to repeal Obamacare, which … forces all Americans to buy health insurance,they want to get America out of debt as quick as possible, and they want to ban unions because they believe are no longer needed and people are taking advantage of them. Most republicans are against gay marriages, dont believe in global warming, and think the UN is a joke. Republicans are usually much better at defending their beliefs than democrats. On the conservative news channel, Fox News, the hosts of their shows always have debates with liberal democrats and usually the shows host wins the debates. (MORE)
I believe the football team was referred to as "the varsity" before the red elephants or crimson tide
They don't. The Democrats (Democratic Party of the US) use a donkey and the Republicans (Republican Party or GOP) are symbolized by an elephant.
In the late 18th-century famous political cartoonist Thomas Nast used the elephant to represent the Republican party. Nast, himself a Republican, chose the elephant as a symbol because of the animal's intelligence as well as its size. Eventually the Republican party adopted the elephant as its offic…ial symbol. (MORE)
The Mascot for the Republican Party is a red white and blue elephant with three white stars on it's back.
A journalist desribed the offensive line as a line of Red Elephants. The University used that as their nickname and later change it when people started to describe Alabama's players and fans as a Crimson Tide.. One account of the mascot's derivation began in 1930, when Rosenberger's Birmingham Trun…k Company, whose trademark is a red elephant standing on a trunk to signify the luggage's durability, presented red elephant good luck charms to members of Rose Bowl-bound Alabama. (MORE)
The donkey was first used in a political cartoon to represent the stubborn Andrew Jackson (who was also known as a jackass...and not necessarily for his political views).. In following cartoons, the donkey was dressed in lion's skins and scaring other animals out of a zoo. Each of these animals rep…resented a different party or idea. Since the only animal more powerful than a lion is an elephant, an elephant was drawn with the words "Repulican Vote" written on it and it was chasing the donkey out of the zoo.. It was originally used as a tactic to show the growing power of the GOP and the waning popularity and strength of the Democrats. (MORE)
it doesnt have 3 stars you retards the so called elephant is realy a sea horse
they say the donkey is smart and brave but the elephant is strong and dignrfied.
The story of how Alabama became associated with the "elephant" goes back to the 1930 season when Coach Wallace Wade had assembled a great football team.. On October 8, 1930, sports writer Everett Strupper of the Atlanta Journal wrote a story of the Alabama-Mississippi game he had witnessed in Tusca…loosa four days earlier. Strupper wrote, "That Alabama team of 1930 is a typical Wade machine, powerful, big, tough, fast, aggressive, well-schooled in fundamentals, and the best blocking team for this early in the season that I have ever seen. When those big brutes hit you I mean you go down and stay down, often for an additional two minutes.. "Coach Wade started his second team that was plenty big and they went right to their knitting scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against one of the best fighting small lines that I have seen. For Ole Miss was truly battling the big boys for every inch of ground.. "At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble, there was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,' and out stamped this Alabama varsity.. "It was the first time that I had seen it and the size of the entire eleven nearly knocked me cold, men that I had seen play last year looking like they had nearly doubled in size.". Strupper and other writers continued to refer to the Alabama linemen as "Red Elephants," the color referring to the crimson jerseys.. The 1930 team posted an overall 10-0 record. It shut out eight opponents and allowed only 13 points all season while scoring 217. The "Red Elephants" rolled over Washington State 24-0 in the Rose Bowl and were declared National Champions. . http://www.rolltide.com/trads/elephant.html (MORE)
The Republican Party believes that people should work for money not just be handed it. A good saying for their beliefs is "You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or you can teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime". Another word for republicans is conservatives, from their beli…ef that people shouldn't spend money like crazy and conserve it. Hope this helps!! (MORE)
Alabamas mascot is the elephant because that year when they created the name, the whole entire team was humongous so the commentator said " uh oh here comes the elephants.
Delta does not have a mascot. Members collect elephants following the tradition of a founder.
The origin of the mascot dates back to 1930. On October 8, a sportswriter wrote about the previous weekend's Alabama-Ole Miss football game. The writer, using the flair for the dramatic common in sportswriting at the time, wrote that an anonymous fan yelled out "Hold your horses, the elephants are c…oming!" upon hearing the rumble of the first team coming on the field. The name stuck throughout what became a national championship season and beyond. (MORE)
Simple act crazy have fun dance be stupid and in return you will be the best mascot a person could be!
Alabama's mascot is an elephant because that year when they created the team name, the whole entire team was humongous, so the commentator said, Uh oh. Here come the elephants.
Thomas Nast drew a political cartoon in 1874 that depicted an elephant labeled as "The Republican Vote."
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On November 7, 1874 , Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about criticisms of President Grant, an image which includes the first important use of the Republican Elephant.
The elephant "Stumpy" was used for the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup as a mascot and icon. The elephant itself is an icon of India (where the majority of games were played), as there are only two varieties of elephant in the world (Indian and African). The characterisation of an elephant as a mascot wo…uld have also lent the name Stumpy to be used fittingly, as a reference to both cricket and the animal. Ratnakaar Shetty, the tournament director quoted the following about Stumpy: " It also emphasises the enthusiasm of youth both in general and for Cricket itself, especially on the sub-continent with its massive and dedicated following. He's stylised to give an instantly recognisable graphic strength so that with exposure his bold lines and strong colouring will instantly create a friendly face for the CWC ," (MORE)
In about 1874, a famous political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, created a cartoon for the New Yorker magazine in which he used the elephant as a symbol for Republicans. As a cartoonist, Nast mocked politicians (from both parties) for what he believed were their foolish actions; in this case, the elephant… represented being calm when nobody was disturbing him, but also capable of stampeding and causing damage if he was excited. Nast was offering his viewpoint about political decisions the Republican Party was making at that time. The elephant symbol later became associated with positive qualities (strength, loyalty) but its origins were to imply erratic behavior. (MORE)
An elephant is the symbol of the republican party. The donkey is the symbol of the democratic party.
What is the origin of the donkey and elephant as the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties?
There was a cartoon made by Thomas Nast who made the symbol as an elephant as Ulysses S. Grant was running for a third term and he made a cartoon to show that the elephant was unmovable when calm, but destructible when excited. The donkey came from when Andrew Jackson was in office, they made a donk…ey to represent him because they thought of him as a "jackass". Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson was the first democrat to be associated with the donkey in 1828. His Republican opponents thought his views made him a "jackass". His campaign slogan was, "Let the people rule". They though it was such a ridiculous idea then and they still think it's a ridiculous idea! Jackson liked the analogy and used it to his advantage in his campaign. The cartoonist Thomas Nast was a popular political cartoonist who used several animals to represent the political parties. He is credited with popularizing the donkey and the elephant having settled on those particular two animals by 1880. (MORE)
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A political cartoon by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol .
The first democrat Andrew Jackson's opponents labled him a donkey, and cartoonist Thomas Nast thought about it and made the donkey. Thomas Nast also created the elephant in a cartoon.
If there is a 3 letter designation for Democrats as there is a 3 letter designation GOP for Republicans type the 3 letters and explain why is there an Elephant for Republicans and a Donkey for Democra?
There's probably an obscene acronym or two, but nothing official. "Democrats" is usually abbreviated as "Dems." Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon". Among his notable works was the creation of …the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party. Contrary to popular belief, Nast did not create the Democratic donkey, though he did popularize this symbol through his art. They are symbols of political opposition. The Democrats feel that the Republicans are stodgy and slow, and the Republicans feel that the Democrats are obstinate and annoying. By now, it's just tradition. (MORE)
The elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party in the US. The Republican website has information on its origins, as does Wikipedia, Wisegeek and Factmonster.