The Elephant’s Graveyard
THE REPUBLICANS ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign
I watched the 2016 Presidential primary election unfold, 17 candidates down to the election of Trump as the GOP Presidential candidate, on July 19, 2016, BY THE POPULIST VOTE…. IN SPITE OF THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S RIGGED ELECTION PROCESS
AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER, I AM DISGUSTED,
I asked Google a sarcastic question.
WHERE DO OLD ELEPHANTS GO TO DIE?
THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD
IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD,
NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN “IN FRONT”.
I watched as promises were broken by the GOP Republican establishment POLITICIANS as they failed to endorse the elected people’s choice candidate. Including a friend that persisted with negative email comments.
I sent him the above, and suggested that he go to the Elephants Graveyard and stop hindering the progress of those that remain behind, with his negative email comments.
AND, I WATCHED AND I LISTENED TO THE LATEST GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS PUBLIC MEDIA OPPOSITION TO TRUMP…INCLUDING KASICH .
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I HAVE POSTED THIS MESSAGE TO “ALL OF THOSE TRUMP NAY SAYERS” ON MY WEBSITE
YOU HAVE REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THE GOP REPUBLICAN THAT REMAINS IN FRONT.(by populace vote)
TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE “HAD IT” WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S DIE HARD GOP’S PUBLIC MEDIA FRENZY, SELF INFLICTED SUICIDAL MISSION, TO THEMSELVES AS GOP POLITICIANS AND TO THE LOSS OF THE GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
POLITICALLY CORRECT OR NOT
WINNERS ARE NOT LOSERS
PATTON SAID, LEAD ME, FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!
His vigor was always infectious, his wit barbed, his conversation a mixture of obscenity and good humor. He was at once stimulating and overbearing. George was a magnificent soldier.
If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.
Jun 29, 2004 – After one of my lectures on the subject of General Patton, I spoke with a retired … An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … She said that she had no use for it and that I could have it. ….. GMT-0700 (PDT) by JohnD9207 (Lead…follow…or get the HELL out of the way!).
TRUMP IS A WINNER THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.
You know me…
research, document, document, document… HISTORY is good.
AN IMAGE OF AN ELEPHANT WAS FEATURED AS A REPUBLICAN SYMBOL IN AT LEAST ONE POLITICAL CARTOON AND A NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION DURING THE CIVIL WAR
WHEN “SEEING THE ELEPHANT” WAS AN EXPRESSION USED BY SOLDIERS TO MEAN EXPERIENCING COMBAT.
Many VETERANS of George W. Bush’s administration, Fifty (50) GOP prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts, oppose Donald Trump.
POLITICAL CARTOONS? MANY A REAL TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST.
Old silly me, I thought the republican symbol of the elephant was created by the genius of the GOP.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FORMED IN 1854
TWENTY YEARS LATER 1874 THE ELEPHANT WAS STILL A GOP POLITICAL CARTOON
IN AN 1874 HARPER’S WEEKLY CARTOON. an elephant labeled “THE REPUBLICAN VOTE,” which was shown standing at the edge of a pit, Thomas Nast who’s considered the father of the modern political cartoon employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880 other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party.
An 1879 cartoon (pictured) showed a politician grabbing a donkey LABELED “DEMOCRATIC PARTY” by the tail to keep it from falling into a pit of “financial chaos.”
And in fact THE UNCLE SAM AMERICAN’S KNOW, STARTED AS A POLITICAL CARTOON BY Thomas Nast
Jul 27, 2016 – The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties … Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee on July 19, 2016. … the GOP’s ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign
Jul 7, 2015 – THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S ELEPHANT and THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S DONKEY have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the DEMOCRATIC DONKEY can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. DURING THAT RACE, OPPONENTS OF JACKSON CALLED HIM A JACKASS.
WHICH LED ME TO
WHAT ARE OUR AMERICAN KIDS BEING TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL?
THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN TO ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.
with a header SELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT?
NOT ELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT
Why Nast chose the donkey and the elephant is a pretty complicated story.
Although Nast’s original interpretation used the donkey to stand in for a Democrat-leaning newspaper scaring away Republican voters,
his cartoon showing a duplicitous donkey attacking a weak-minded elephant,
became a handy symbol for other cartoonists wanting to represent Democrats attacking Republicans.
Popular recognition of the image overrode the party’s own wishes
Over time, Republicans came to view the elephant emblem as a sign of strength and intelligence, while their opponents portrayed it as a timid and clumsy behemoth. Democrats seized the “jackass” label, and transformed it into a clever and courageous donkey.
AS IS STILL TRUE TODAY, IT’S ALL IN THE SPIN!
CNN 3 days ago – 50 GOP national security experts oppose Donald Trump 02:40. … Washington (CNN)FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS — MANY VETERANS OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION — have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and …
Elephant Graveyard. The existence of a mass graveyard to which elephants go to die remains a myth. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.
An elephants’ graveyard is a place where, according to legend, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE. THEY THEN DIE THERE ALONE, FAR FROM THE GROUP.
AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.
Is Google answer, a coincidence of political symbolic importance, a myth a legend or an oxymoron? All of the above?
Whatever Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever is, for the purpose of this comment, I’m going with a type of analogy, A simile – A comparison between two things that are not alike and replaces the word with another word AND uses the word “like” or “as.”
LIKE AN ELEPHANT, AS AN REPUBLICAN
AS A REPUBLICAN, LIKE AN ELEPHANT
Hmmm…. perhaps I should add?
Metaphor, figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
And, mixed metaphor,a combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect
With documented facts about the Republican (GOP) thrown in
What ever this comment is….
The bottom line is….
A MESSAGE TO “ALL GOP TRUMP NAY SAYERS”
YOU HAVE REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE REPUBLICANS THAT REMAIN IN FRONT. (by populace vote)