Cartoons: The Bawdy Politic

To quote President Harry Truman, “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”

Politician comments on a campaign stop that didn't go as planned.

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Passersby comment on police raiding a politicians home.
“Some sort of get-out-the-vote campaign, possibly.”
Robt Day
November 3, 1956

 

Politician comments on a campaign stop that didn't go as planned.
“I shake hands with him and his three elder sons, I kiss the four babies, I compliment the wife’s cooking, I listen to their problems, I make a short pitch, then he tells me they didn’t register.”
Dana Fradon
October 20, 1956

 

Couple asks a grouchy farmer for directions.
“Maybe I know the way to Watrusville and maybe I don’t. You people Republicans or Democrats?”
Stan Hunt
September 8, 1956

 

Wife reprimands her husband after a dinner party that went poorly.
“Do you have to tell everyone you’re a Democrat and create those awful silences?”
Stan Hunt
August 25, 1956

 

Broadcaster reads copy from his desk during a news program.
“The following is a paid political announcement and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of anyone in his right mind.”
Larry Harris
June 9, 1956

 

Wife explains to her friend why her husband is wearing a hat.
“Time and again I’ve warned him, ‘Don’t argue politics with the barber.’”
Herbert
May 29, 1948

 

Two lobbyists discuss federal legislation .
“A billion here, a billion there can run into a little money after a while.”
Mort Temes
November 22, 1957

 

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Comments

  1. I like Ben McGowan’s comments. I was born in 1937. Since eligible, I’ve always voted Republican in presidential races, but have also occasionally voted Democrat in other races. I guess that makes me an Independent.

  2. So glad I’ve always been an Independent. The current President has let everything be taken over by two saboteur “senators” that can do whatever they want–and are. It’s too upsetting to contemplate this nation’s future.

    As for the cartoons, the bottom one about ‘a billion here, a billion there’ I found rather shocking. To see that amount being bantered about even in a cartoon (when I was 6 months old) seems kind of shocking. The rest are good lessons in why it’s best not to label yourself as a member of either party. I do discuss politics with others I know are in agreement. Those who aren’t have their right to their viewpoints.

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