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Donkeys and Mules
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Democratic Party

Why do democrats use a donkey for a mascot?


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May 19, 2011 5:19PM

Andrew Jackson ran for president in 1828. His opponents called him a jackass, so he decided to play with them and put donkeys on his campaign posters. An editorial cartoonist named Thomas Nast used donkeys to symbolize Democrats after that.