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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary Issue #1

Welcome to the very first official issue of The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary. When I first started this carnival, I simply linked to each submission directly from the carnival page, but politics have suddenly become rather exciting, and I received enough submissions to constitute an actual issue. Politics are serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find the humor in the political headlines. This carnival aims to poke fun at all politics, no matter the political slant (I may not agree with ’em, but I support their right to share their views), and to make you think. However, we also enjoy more serious commentary, as quite a bit of the politics in our nation have been anything but funny. Without further ado, here are the latest submissions.

I Get Email

GrrlScientist gives us a bit of biting humor. “The Blue States want to secede from the Union, and leave the Red States to their own devices. Here’s the official letter from the Blue States to the Red States.”

Ode To John “Air-Quotes” McCain

A humorous ditty from Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

A little clever commentary from the right, courtesy of Donklephant. ” It looks like Barack Obama will indeed succeed in uniting the left with the far left and maybe even bring in the moderate left, leaving only fiscal conservatives, libertarians and limited government advocates without a voice or any practical representation in Washington. But that is ok, since we will certainly get new taxes without that representation. Kind of nostalgic.”

Grown Ass People: Dissecting abortion and crayfish

Dan Blustein delivers well-written commentary, using one of the most unique metaphors I’ve ever seen injected into a political discussion. “Insights into abortion and Sarah Palin by dissecting crayfish.”

Confessions of an X republican

A few thoughts from Buddha of Hollywood on why he went independent.

Do Not Vote

Monopoly on Reason gives us a controversial commentary on the democratic process.

Why the Republican Party needs to Split

Phil for Humanity writes, “Traditionally, conservative meant fiscal responsibility, small government, support of old fashion values, and support of small businesses.”

A Reality Check For the Wall Street Journal About the Bush-McCain Tax Cuts

Disillusioned Words offers commentary on tax and spend: past, present, and potential future.

The Law of Unintended Consequences Part III—Something for Nothing

Brought to us by Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, this insightful commentary will make you think. Excellent post, highly recommended. It is very long, but worth the read.


Submit your blog article to the next edition of political humor and commentary using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


Still Undecided? Get Inspired.

I am an unaffiliated voter, but I make no bones about my support of Obama in this election. Why? The man is no saint, by any means. He is, after all, a politician. That kind of rules out the possibility of sainthood right there. However, this particular man is inspiring as no other politician has been in my lifetime. He makes us want to do better. He makes us want to be better. And he makes us want to be proud of our country in a way that hasn’t happened since, I imagine, the time of the creation of the Declaration of Inspiration. Better yet, he makes us want to actually be involved in the running of this country, rather than just continuing to be the complacent consumers of the past few decades. Just look at the way he has inspired the following artists, musicians, and other citizens across the nation.

MC Yogi


Shepard Fairey

Ron English

Sam Flores

Obama inspired poetry by Alice Connally Fisk.

There are dozens upon dozens more images and videos, but I will be kind to your connection and not list them all here. I encourage you to look them up, however. Many of them are quite amazing.

Come on, people. Get inspired! 🙂