GOP Returns “Gift” Left By Democrats In 1992


In 1992, a life sized donkey was placed at the front door of the Republican National Committee offices. It was a fitting prank in a year when Democrats took the White House and retained majorities in the House and Senate.

Last night, Republicans got payback.

As the picture shows, that same donkey was returned to the DNC last night, decked out in “Fire Pelosi” gear from the 2010 campaign.

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Republicans do love to copy Democrats, don’t they?

  2. John Burgess says:

    Sometimes they copy, but when they do, it’s with a better sense of reality and vastly greater panache!

  3. Andyman says:

    They kept it almost 20 years? I know revenge is a dish best served cold, but even a Happy Meal decomposes after that long.

  4. reid says:

    I know it’s just a prank, but this feeds too much into the “my team vs. your team”, “no compromises with the enemy” mindset for my tastes. (This applies in both directions.)

  5. Michael says:

    Why didn’t they give it back in 1994?