A Good Piece of Elephant

A Good Piece of Elephant Political Button Museum
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WHOEVER HEARD OF A GOOD PIECE OF Elephant
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(356) POLITICAL AMERICANA 1 800 333 4555

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This button is meant as a social commentary against the United States Republican party. The symbol for the Republican Party is the elephant and what the button is trying to convey is that no one wants a good piece of elephant, they want a good piece of ass referring to the Democratic's use of the donkey as their mascot.

The first use of the donkey was in Andrew Jackson's 1828 presidential campaign. Jackson's opponents referred to him as a "jackass" due to his slogan, "Let the people rule!"  In 1870, political illustrator, Thomas Nast used the Democratic donkey in Harper's Weekly and also created the Republican Party mascot, the elephant. The cartoon depicted a donkey, who was dressed as a lion, scaring the other zoo animals including an elephant labeled "The Republican Vote."  Since that cartoon was published, the elephant has been a symbol of the Republican Party due to the fact that the animal is perceived as strong and dignified.

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PO0295
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