Sunday, August 30, 2009
I find it odd that today we describe the symbol of the Democratic Party as a donkey or mule. If we knew our history we wouldn't use those terms. The proper term is "jackass". People said that Andrew Jackson was as stubborn as a jackass. In response, in typical Jacksonian fashion, Old Hickory made the jackass the symbol of the Democratic Party. So we should insist that it is termed correctly according to the symbol's historical origins. It not a donkey or a mule - it's a jackass!