Size: 3 4/8″ x 2 5/8″
Backing: Ready for iron on or stitch on. Coating on back makes this patch perfect for iron on or stitch on, as well as makes it high quality that doesn’t unravel or fray like cheap quality patches.
No: We don’t offer the democrat ass.
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The Democratic Partys donkey and the Republican Partys elephant have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the Democratic donkey can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. During that race, opponents of Jackson called him a jackass. However, rather than rejecting the label, Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 who later served in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, was amused by it and included an image of the animal in his campaign posters. Jackson went on to defeat incumbent John Quincy Adams and serve as Americas first Democratic president. In the 1870s, influential political cartoonist Thomas Nast helped popularize the donkey as a symbol for the entire Democratic Party.
The Republican Party was formed in 1854 and six years later Abraham Lincoln became its first member elected to the White House. An image of an elephant was featured as a Republican symbol in at least one political cartoon and a newspaper illustration during the Civil War (when seeing the elephant was an expression used by soldiers to mean experiencing combat), but the pachyderm didnt start to take hold as a GOP symbol until Thomas Nast, whos considered the father of the modern political cartoon, used it in an 1874 Harpers Weekly cartoon. Titled The Third-Term Panic, Nasts drawing mocked the New York Herald, which had been critical of President Ulysses Grants rumored bid for a third term, and portrayed various interest groups as animals, including an elephant labeled the Republican vote, which was shown standing at the edge of a pit. Nast employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880 other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party.