This is the symbol of the political party, Democrats. Political party is a group that seeks to elect candidates to public office. For example, Barack Obama was the candidate for the Democratic political party.
Octavius V. Catto -- Born the son of a slave, Catto became a schoolteacher in Philadelphia and a leading figure in the black community, both as an educator, an athlete (he founded an all-black baseball team), and an organizer for civil and social rights for blacks. In 1871, during the first election in which blacks could vote, he was murdered by a Democratic party operative while canvassing for Republican candidates.
The NEW Democratic Symbol: The Democratic Party announced today that it is changing its symbol from a Donkey to a condom, because it more accurately reflects the Party's political stance. A condom allows for Inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed.
What Do Democrats Believe and Support? Things They Think