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Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:54 PM

Replace Dem's Donkey with a Mustang?

New Year Resolution:
Change the damn donkey to a Mustang.

Why? Since Democrats have proven to be galloping into the future with greater poise and intelligence (best with the economy, most committed to public education, most consistently backing worker's rights, civil rights, the environment, etc).

Let's get innovative, beginning with the psychic rush of having an icon associated with the American frontier spirit. These are very independent horses not the snooty Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.

Some online comments on Mustangs:

"I have mustangs of my own and once you get their trust they are they are very smart horses. I've had other types of horses but after I got mustangs I will never go back to another type of horse, because to me they are the best horses out there."

"To me at least, besides the fact that mustangs are the embodiment of our ideas and the spirit of the wild west, they are one of the most enduring and intelligent horses ever. They have survived without our help for as long as they have existed..."

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Reply Replace Dem's Donkey with a Mustang? (Original post)
DemocracyMouse Dec 2017 OP
Canoe52 Dec 2017 #1
rickford66 Dec 2017 #3
Wwcd Dec 2017 #2
Motley13 Dec 2017 #4
delisen Dec 2017 #5
DemocracyMouse Dec 2017 #9
Bayard Dec 2017 #6
delisen Dec 2017 #13
mikehiggins Dec 2017 #7
DemocracyMouse Dec 2017 #10
procon Dec 2017 #8
DemocracyMouse Dec 2017 #11
delisen Dec 2017 #14
DemocracyMouse Dec 2017 #12
delisen Dec 2017 #15
DemocracyMouse Dec 2017 #16
delisen Dec 2017 #17

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:59 PM

1. I had a 67 mustang, loved that car.

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:03 PM

3. Had a 66 GT. Loved it also.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:01 PM

2. No.

 

The symbol represents a party & includes its incredible history. The hard won fights for all people. It's history doesn't need to be replaced by a cool shiny new symbol.

Leave it alone.

My opinion 🇺🇸

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:18 PM

4. The elephant should be taken away from the gop, they don't deserve such a majestic

symbol

turd Jr. kills them

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:21 PM

5. Now is the time to update the imagery

Trump represents a break in our democracy. We did not elect him in a free election; he was not appointed in accordance with our Constitution.

He should never be seen as just the 45th president in a line of presidents.

The Donkey was our symbol up to 2016 but now its going to be a new age and a new symbol is appropriate. Honorably retire the Donkey and let it be the age of the mustang. Keep them both in the imagery.



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Response to delisen (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:50 PM

9. I agree, convulsive change is occurring

...and a new symbol can brace the Democrats for a massive leap forward. It gets us imagining possibilities again, just as we did on the frontier where the mustang roamed. So much is changing in technology, women's rights, civil rights, new conceptions of physics, emergent biology, emergent governance. Democrats in 2018 can take the mustang by the mane and leap forward!

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:24 PM

6. I have donkeys

And I have horses. Donkeys are incredibly smart and stubborn. They live longer than horses. And they can boogie on if they need to. Still sounds like a good symbol to me--and I love mustangs!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 10:07 PM

13. I love them both as symbols of our determination and power.

It is going to be a great exciting year.

We are truly in a revolutionary period and we are going to keep the faith and make sure that government of, by, and for the people is not going to perish from this earth.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 08:27 PM

7. Yes. A mustang would be great.

The donkey is crap.

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Response to mikehiggins (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:51 PM

10. Well said!

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 08:45 PM

8. No, donkeys may not look as noble as a horse, but they are smarter, stronger, patient

and very protective. As far as symbolism goes, the horse is often used to denote the pampered luxury of the rich. Unlike a horse, the lowly donkey is a beast of burden, and like most Dem voters, they work hard with little training, and survive on very little.

I've had both horses and donkeys, and the donkey is a much more fitting icon for Dems than a horse.

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Response to procon (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:54 PM

11. Can we afford to rest on our laurels?



2018 is the time to be bold

...like a mustang!

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Response to procon (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 10:09 PM

14. I respect the donkey-can we have both?

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:57 PM

12. The mustang is the spirit of the wild west

It's not a quarter horse for the rich. It's a highly independent pioneer symbol.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 10:11 PM

15. And we are the new frontier, the cutting edge of change.

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Response to delisen (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 10:51 PM

16. Young people will get it.

Maybe, in the spirit of change and youth, we can convince Ford to come out with an electric version of their own Mustang..

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 11:05 PM

17. Yay!

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