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


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


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


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A collection of humorous photographs from Election 2004.


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


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Quip about agitators answers Rev. Jesse Jackson‘s protest about color of washing machines.


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Campaign manager for prominent politician pays church official to refer to his charge as a “saint.”


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


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


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Politician’s stamp fails to stick because wrong side is being spit upon.


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Prominent politician is described as a “post turtle.”


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Clip from a Bob Hope movie describes Democrats as “zombies.”


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


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


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Politician cites the wrong verse as his favorite Biblical passage.


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


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Item recounts an exchange between a White House Marine guard and a VFW member.


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


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


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Politician has an encounter with ‘circle flies.’


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


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A list of ‘You may be a Muslim‘ jokes originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy.


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


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


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A list of ‘Which Side of the Fence?’ entries originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy.


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


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


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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.”