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Home --> Politics --> Humor

Humor

Every election cycle produces its share of political humor, shorter and gentler than pointed satirical pieces but often with a few barbed (and partisan) edges nonetheless. Here we collect a few of the more popular items from elections past and present.


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Red bullet Election Day 2008 is being split across two separate days because of an anticipated heavy voter turnout.

White bullet How to show support for your candidate in the 2004 presidential election.

White bullet World Series victories by the Boston Red Sox predict defeat for incumbents in presidential elections.

White bullet A collection of humorous photographs from Election 2004.

Red bullet E-mail offers an Oakland high school student's Ebonics competition-winning translations of rap lyrics.

Red bullet Quip about agitators answers Rev. Jesse Jackson's protest about color of washing machines.

Red bullet Campaign manager for prominent politician pays church official to refer to his charge as a "saint."

Red bullet Several prominent politicians and political commentators were born nine months after the 1947 Roswell incident.

Green bullet Minnesota bill proposing creation of poet laureate position is written in rhyming verse.

Red bullet Politician's stamp fails to stick because wrong side is being spit upon.

White bullet Prominent politician is described as a "post turtle."

Green bullet Clip from a Bob Hope movie describes Democrats as "zombies."

Red bullet A distant relative of a prominent politician was a horse thief and a train robber.

White bullet One party to a territorial dispute tricks the other into a damning admission.

White bullet Politician cites the wrong verse as his favorite Biblical passage.

Red bullet A roadway in South Dakota will be temporarily closed to allow for the transport of a large piece of coal to Mount Rushmore.

Multi-status bullet Item recounts an exchange between a White House Marine guard and a VFW member.

Red bullet Message solicits contributions for a statue of President George W. Bush.

Red bullet The Japanese prime minister made an embarrassing verbal gaffe upon meeting U.S. president Barack Obama.

Red bullet Politician has an encounter with 'circle flies.'

Red bullet A U.S. president ordered the firing of half the cattle guards in Colorado.

Red bullet A list of 'You may be a Muslim' jokes originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Red bullet First Lady ripostes that her ex-boyfriend would have been President if she'd married him.

White bullet Prediction foretells calamitous results springing from the outcome of a presidential election.

Red bullet A list of 'Which Side of the Fence?' entries originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Red bullet A list of 'A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots' entries originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Red bullet Account describes parting exchange between President Obama and resigning General Stanley McChrystal.

Red bullet Native Americans derisively tagged a pandering U.S. politician with the name Walking Eagle because "he's so full of crap he can't fly."
 
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