Oh, For A New Symbol For Democrats!

By xrepublican, a Trail Mix Contributor

The emblem of the Democrats, the bucking donkey signifying a defiant working class, is 147 years old. No one today associates the donkey with either hard work or liberation.

The broom, the rooster and the tiger have also been emblems of Democrats. The broom is a homie symbol of yester year, now replaced by the foreign Dyson and the hard-to-symbolize Swiffer, both trademarked.

Today, 98% of Americans don’t remember the import of the rooster, if they can even tell one from a chicken. The tiger is an endangered animal that can also be a man eater. So, nope, nope, nope, and nope to those four emblems.

It is time for something new, something different, recognizable, exciting, and resonating with only positive vibes.

What do you think ? Propose a new symbol, design, color, or whatever. Use your abundant creativities.

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49 thoughts on “Oh, For A New Symbol For Democrats!”

  1. “It is time for something new, something different, recognizable, exciting, and resonating with only positive vibes.”

    xr, meeting your listed requirements, only rattlesnakes, whoopee cushions, Mexican jumping beans, pagers, lightning bolts and personal vibrators come to mind….

     

  2. Unscientific polling, but how is the holiday shopping in your area? This year has been extraordinarily busy – busier than in years past. Bigly huuuuuge.

  3. on mojo jon meachem quoted a recent wag about the presidency is no longer a bully pulpit but a bully in the pulpit and pondered the question whether the presidency will change trump or trump change the presidency.

  4. David and I are going with friends to Disney’s Animal Kingdom tomorrow. So I will study the critters and come up with a response to XRepublican’s request.

  5. sturge, Voltaire yet!  Je suis impressionné!!!

    Everything passes, everything breaks, everything becomes wearisome ?…. hopefully that applies more to the twit and all those trumpsters than to our donkey friends

  6. Sturg…  let me echo patd…  excellent choice!

    I still say a lemming for the goopers.

    Craig… that is my favorite Disney park.  Have a great time!

  7. speaking of neato words and phrases, wapo entertains us today with:

    ‘Sycophant’: Mike Pence provides teachable moment for Dictionary.com

    In a three-minute speech, the vice president gushed about Trump’s accomplishments once every 12 seconds, as The Washington Post pointed out. Pence’s pep talk included memorable praise such as telling Trump that he has “unleashed American energy,” “signed more bills rolling back federal red tape than any president in American history,” “restored American credibility on the world stage” and “got Congress to do what they couldn’t do for seven years, in repealing the individual mandate in Obamacare.”

    Pence’s speech was fodder for plenty of eye-rolling and jokes online, including from an unlikely source — Dictionary.com.
    “There’s a word for a person who would praise someone every 12 seconds,” the site’s Twitter account posted Thursday, before linking to the dictionary’s entry for “sycophant.” The tweet ended with the hashtags “VP” and “Pence.”

    Sycophant, according to Dictionary.com, is a noun referring to a “self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.” Synonyms, it said, include “toady, yes man, flunky, fawner, flatterer.”

    Dictionary.com — which bills itself as the “world’s leading digital dictionary” — has actually been a fairly regular and occasionally snarky critic of the Trump administration and the president’s own word choice. In late November, the site jokingly announced the word of the year would be “covfefe,” the confusing non-word Trump tweeted out in May. “JUST KIDDING!” the Dictionary.com tweet added, before announcing “complicit” as the actual 2017 winner — a choice with its own political overtones.

    [..continues…]

  8. I’m kinda partial to the jackass, if animal mascot there must be…..noble beasts who were cut down by the thousands in Gallipoli….

    I once spent 4 years living next door to a field full of Jackasses….it was sublime.   Every now and then, at any hour of the day, they’d just start running around hollering….at the time I had a slide trombone and if I ever wanted to set them off I could blow on that thing and off they’d go…..great little friends.

  9. Don’t ever let your dog into a field of jackasses, though….my other neighbor at the time had a Chesapeake Retreiver who one day decided to jump the fence and play with the donkeys.  He chases one of them a little bit and then ALL the others came running and soon Old Bean was on the run with an angry horde of donkeys on his ass…..they’d chase behind him, swatting at his back feet, trying to trip him up….if they’d got him tripped up he would soon have looked like a pile of hamburger but Old Bean finally got into position to make a run for the fence and cleared it with a couple of feet to spare.  He was never much curious about the donkeys after that.
    Jackasses hate wolves.

  10. But I guess a jackass is actually a mule not a donkey?  Yeah, I was next to a field of donkeys, I guess that’s different.

  11. Sturg, right off the bat Rosie was my choice, too. I wondered if it was too dated. I think not. She represents a period when all Americans gave their all to help worldwide freedom survive. Indeed, she is the Democratic personification “choose our slogan here”.

  12. sturge, donkeys also good at scaring off coyotes and other predators who prey upon sheep, goats and new born calves.  has to be at least 2, one for some reason doesn’t work so i’m told.

  13. We have a neighborhood donkey –Reggae.  He is out and about quite often but his principle job is keeping his family’s chickens safe

    If we are going to talk Tribbles then we have to discuss the Schmoo

  14. Scrap ‘raccoon’ from the list —  4 month old dragged from crib by raccoon.

    Time to build a big tent or ark for all of the animal choices.   The dems could get dramatic and use the sun as their symbol.  Blind the repugs with their choice and spread sunshine all over the place.

    Meanwhile, the repug looting in DC continues under the commander-in-thief.   The dems needs a win, a winner, anything winning to stop the frenzy.

  15. Keeping the altar going during the long nights.  Hubby and I celebrated my birthday in Mesilla and bought those day-0f-the dead skull lights with color changing led bulbs to add to the altar.  Mueller needs the energy in breaking donald and good energy in fending-off congrussian attacks.

  16. so what’s this about roger stone?  how come no coverage or inquiry if so?

    the wrap: ‘Morning Joe’ Still Upset Over Al Franken Resignation: ‘It Doesn’t Feel Right’ “I’m just wondering why is it that the Democrats believe in due process one second and the next second they don’t,” asks Joe Scarborough

    “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough came to the defense of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) on Friday saying that the senator’s case seemed political and asked how Trump adviser Roger Stone was the first to know about the initial accusations of misconduct against the Democrat.

    “Why hasn’t anybody checked up and seen exactly how Roger Stone knew any this from a conservative talk radio host nine hours before it happened? Is no one curious out there that’s doing all of these stories?” said Scarborough. “You can’t be because you’ll get killed for saying it doesn’t feel right in this case.”

    He also blasted Senate Democrats for what he called the railroading of Franken to pressure him to resign even before the ethics committee’s investigation had been completed.

    “The Republicans believe in due process. I’m just wondering why is it that the Democrats believe in due process one second and the next second they don’t believe in due process for Al Franken,” he said. “A guy they served with and a guy they all went up and hugged after telling him to get the hell out of the Senate because of something that Roger Stone announced to the world. “

    Scarborough was joined in vigorous agreement by his co-host Mika Brzezinski, who was one of the earliest champions of the #MeToo movement, to warn that things were spiraling out of control.

    As allegations have ensnared a growing number of men — including some MSNBC contributors — Brzezinski has publicly questioned whether all women need to be believed and warned that she knew men who were going to stop hiring women altogether.

  17.  

    What I’ve thought of since last night, when I wrote down todays topic :
    1. ꜛ  (An arrow pointing straight up) Bright Blue on White Ball
    2. ☺ Bright Yellow on Bright Blue Ball
    3. White on Bright Blue Box
    4. ℞  Bright Blue on White Shield
    5. Bright Blue Umbrella on White Shield

    6. ¤ Bright Yellow on Bright Blue Ball

    7. A Heart – Bright Blue on White Shield

    I LOVE Rosie ! Rosie’s uplifting motto, We Can Do It, is priceless. And she is also gender & class & race specific, which hurts as a party emblem, unless you make a myriad of Rosies, each with different colors and features, plus male Rosies, too. (like the late Rosie Greer) Anywhat, it’s all too complex to be an emblem, imo. And, I still love her !

     

  18. xrep… what?…  we need to get more diversity into this emblem.  How about a cartoon then.  2 people are seated at a restaurant… one male, one female…  one black, one white… there’s a crucifixion on the wall and a menorah lighting the table…  one is eating tacos with a fork and knife… the other is eating spaghetti and meatballs with chopsticks.

    my apologies if I’ve left anyone out…. 🙂

  19. xr, these little critters are all over the place and shape shifting so you don’t have to worry about diversity of body or thought.

    amœba, … often called amoeboid, is a type of cell or organism which has the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods per wiki

    there are the brain-eating and social amoeba and who knows what else amoeba….   very democrat party like

  20. I keep changing my mind and thinking of new stuff re a new Dem emblem. We could purloin the yellow snake, and turn it blue.

  21. I like the WW-2 Rosie best. It has so much meaning behind it. Hubby was in training for, or at war, wife was making the arms and equipment he and his buddies needed to survive. Grandma and grandpa were supervising the kids, and the kids collected newspapers and scrap metal and brass keys for the war effort.

    We need to reclaim our country!

  22. new Yorker: The Republican Grovelling at the White House Was an Alarm Call for 2018

    A lot of unusual and disturbing things have happened in Washington this year. Yet for sheer bizarreness, it’s hard to think of anything that matched the scene on Wednesday afternoon on the South Lawn of the White House, where Republican leaders, celebrating the passage of their terrible tax bill, lavished praise on Donald Trump in the manner of Communist functionaries addressing Mao or Stalin.
    “This has been a year of extraordinary accomplishment for the Trump Administration,” Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said. “Thank you, Mr. President, for all you are doing.” Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, added that passing the tax bill “could not have been done without exquisite Presidential leadership.” Senator Orrin Hatch, of Utah, spoke directly to Trump, saying, “You are one heckuva leader, and we’re all benefitting from it.” And Congresswoman Diane Black, of Tennessee, put it even more bluntly. “Thank you, President Trump, for allowing us to have you as our President,” she said.
    It is well known that Trump, his ego as fragile as an eggshell, demands constant flattery. But this was cravenness of a level rare even for Washington. Perhaps the Republican senators and representatives were taking their cue from Mike Pence. At an end-of-year Cabinet meeting that was held shortly before the celebration on the South Lawn, the Vice-President praised his boss fourteen times in three minutes—once every 12.5 seconds, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake pointed out—and after Pence had finished his obsequious speech, other Cabinet members chimed in with their own gushing tributes.
    I’d wager that many Democrats, independents, and Never Trump Republicans felt queasy after watching, or reading about, these events. I hope, though, that the sight of the G.O.P. celebrating its first big legislative success of the Trump era in such a degrading fashion will also remind everybody who opposes Trump and the Republicans about what’s at stake going into the critical election year of 2018. It’s the same thing that’s been at stake since November 6, 2016: the future of democracy in this country.
    Not only do we have a chronically insecure President with Napoleonic pretensions. We also have Republican leadership that is happy to feed those pretensions in order to get its way. For much of 2017, many Trump antagonists, myself included, have taken consolation from the belief that he wasn’t achieving much. His approval rating has plumbed record lows; the first two versions of his travel ban were blocked by the courts; his White House is in the sights of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election; he failed to fulfill his campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare; and in the Alabama special Senate election, he somehow managed to endorse two losing candidates. To be sure, Trump has been a nightmarish President. But he has also been a failing one—at least, that’s what we told ourselves.
    [….continues….]
     

  23. Here’s old Joe Six Pack trying to talk some sense into mike pence :

    Framed Final Speech

    Final Speech

    by Norman Rockwell

     

     

  24. It’s not such a good idea to use people as the party emblem unless you can put this on a button :

    Norman Rockwell The Golden Rule 1961 Art Print - 8 in x 9 in - Unmatted, Unframed  =  Norman Rockwell, 1961, The Golden Rule

     

  25. If they weren’t so, tiny, I’d say follow Pliny the Elder’s lead – make the mouse a Dem mascot, being that elephants are afraid of mice – and hell even the Mythbusters declared Pliny’s belief plausible.

    But now, off to dinner and start the Holiday weekend off right.

    Everyone enjoy the holidays whatever and however you celebrate. As for me, time for a nice glass of Malbec.

  26. One of the hidden issues with SFB doing his crazy uncle routine is that people might be over-eating.  Stress eating is seen in your co-workers sporting a waist donut.  This time of year is when you might add five pounds of holiday (yes, this is a repeat warning).

    My work this year is to start early to avoid the weight gain.  Although I have failed to this point, I am positive my hard intent has prevented me from gaining an additional five pounds on top of the regular five pounds.  For that I am celebrating with a small amount of M&M’s, only two ounces, 139 calories per ounce, only 278 calories.  Or about 2 slices of bacon. And a decent drink, which is necessary to survive the daily attack on non-persons (such as Moi).  So another 372 calories is added to the total.  This is not looking good for the diet.  Nuts.

  27. Mr C and I were taking some pics for our holiday greeting card   I am HUGE like Ted Kennedy in his later years

  28. If Indies and moderate Repugz fleeing their party join forces with Dems, then maybe that odd concoction, the platypus.

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