Iowa Debate; Warren-Sanders; Thomas Nast

Posted by on January 16, 2020 3:27 am
Categories: US Politics

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Ninety-one years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, the middle child of a Baptist pastor and Alberta Williams King, herself the daughter of a pastor and likewise martyred (she was killed while playing the organ in her husband’s church).
I’ve written about Dr. King the past two years on this anniversary, so today I’ll mention that on this date in 1870, German-born political cartoonist Thomas Nast drew the Democratic Party as a donkey. In a moment, I’ll have a word on Nast, and how he also portrayed the Republican Party as an elephant….

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