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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:51 PM

 

Why the elephant is the perfect Republican animal.

Long nose/trunk: Too easy. I won't even explain.

It's a draft animal not native to North America: Republicans love creating jobs overseas.

It never forgets: Republicans have such good memories that they prefer to live in the past.

It's big, loud, plodding, and in the way: Maybe real elephants aren't that plodding, but the Republican caricature looks the part. But it's good metaphor for the Republican propensity for retarding (and outright stalling) social and economic progress and for being about as obnoxious as possible in doing so.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. Elephants are wonderful, intelligent creatures.

I don't agree with your comparison, it's not fair to elephants.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:58 PM

3. On their own, yes..

 

But they have characteristics that while, in themselves not defective, are humorously astute in describing the Republican Party.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:57 PM

2. NO... Elephants are incredibly intelligent animals that work together to protect each of their herd

NEVER will I equate them to the reptilian likes of the RETHUGLICANS no matter their choice of this great noble creature as their mascot.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:00 PM

4. I think a dog would match the rethugs memory better.

Like mine, who can't remember 5 seconds in the past. No other similarities with dogs though. I love my dog.

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:17 PM

5. The only "being" I'd equate with the worst of the RW RETHUGs is a cockroach...

the rest of the animal kingdom do NOT deserve such disrespect.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:18 PM

6. what a rotten thing to say. the elephant is a wonderful animal

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:33 PM

7. I find Republicans have extremely faulty memories

and dwell not in the past but in some fantasy pastiche of perfection set in the past. They don't remember the past, only feelings they had as children of being safe and protected.

Most of them can't remember what they had for breakfast, which is why they need the propaganda dinned into their brains on a daily basis.

However, you could point out that elephants are terrified of mice (Mythbusters did this one), meaning that they magnify trivialities that they could easily deal with into insurmountable obstacles. I'm referencing non threats like voter fraud here. While the movers and shakers used it as a transparent threat to suffrage, the rank and file were completely freaked out over a problem that was statistically non existent.

The rest of your comparisons were good ones. Elephants are large, lumbering, unable to switch direction easily, often in the way, and used mostly as draft animals.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:14 PM

8. Perhaps this graphic video will demonstrate:

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:20 PM

9. They Produce Bigger Piles Of Shit Than Any Other Animal

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