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.
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.”
A humorous ditty from Mad Kane’s Political Madness.
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.”
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.”
A few thoughts from Buddha of Hollywood on why he went independent.
Monopoly on Reason gives us a controversial commentary on the democratic process.
Phil for Humanity writes, “Traditionally, conservative meant fiscal responsibility, small government, support of old fashion values, and support of small businesses.”
Disillusioned Words offers commentary on tax and spend: past, present, and potential future.
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.