Perfect for rallies, parades or election night celebrations, choose handheld Democratic flags for any celebration of liberal pride. The larger 3’x 5’ flag of the Democratic party is made with a strong canvas heading and brass grommets to keep your flag flying high through even the most contentious election seasons.
Democrats have long touted the donkey on bumper stickers and campaign banners. In fact, the donkey has been the unofficial mascot of the Democratic party since just after the Civil War. In 1870, the cartoonist Thomas Nast drew a famous cartoon depicting the liberal Democrats as a lively, kicking donkey and the secretary of war Edwin Stanton as a dead lion. Though this image has been immortalized by popular culture over the decades, the donkey has never been officially adopted by the Democratic party. Nonetheless, it remains a classic symbol of liberal democracy and progressive politics across the globe.
- Made in America
- Authentic design
- 200 denier nylon*
- Durable Canvas heading
- Brass grommets
*Mini 4” x 6” Democrat flags are made of a silk-polyester and mounted on a 10” plastic black staff with gold spear. No, not real gold.
HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRAT FLAG
Like its main rival, the Republican Party, the Democratic party has undergone several major transformations over the course of history. Though the Democratic party of today may seem young and modern, the party was founded in 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson – making it the world’s oldest political party that remains active to this day.
The Democratic party was originally the party of limited government, states’ rights and the support of slavery. Things began to change for the Democrats in 1933, with the election of America’s 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the emergence of “new deal” liberal democracy. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the platforms and voting demographics of the Democrats and Republicans effectively traded places. Since the Civil Rights movement, the Democratic party has come to be the party of social justice, environmental protections, and modern liberalism – with a voter base comprised largely of young and progressive voters.
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