January is an appropriate month for this latest post about Puck magazine (1871-1918). Here at Balladeer’s Blog I’ve long made clear my fascination with that political humor magazine. Puck political cartoons – especially from the covers – are still much sought-after and I own a few myself.
The magazine was a German language publication targeted at new arrivals from Europe and the cartoons stood out early on. There is no language barrier to satirical political cartoons, so even Americans who spoke no German could follow the editorial drift of those humorous illustrations. In 1877 Puck began publishing both English AND German language editions. Here’s a cartoon from its pro-Theodore Roosevelt heyday depicting the wildly different opinions of the bombastic, “rock the boat of political corruption” T.R.
Here are some recent political cartoons, starting off with one about Obama’s delusional claim that his administration was scandal-free. Uh. Yeah.
Here’s a look at two of the most recent. For newbies, I had been a Democrat for much of my life until Obama’s disastrous and damaging presidency helped motivate me to become an Independent Voter. His callous, clueless, comfortable and uncaring supporters helped, too. I distrust both the Democrats and the Republicans. Trump is a de facto Third Party President.
With daily revelations about the Uranium One Scandal and the way Obama used governmental agencies against political opponents here’s a few light-hearted political cartoons about the ongoing mess and the corporate media’s role in abetting the cover-ups.
And here’s Obama as Nixon …
Hysterical fascists were convinced that President Trump would destroy the world a hundred times over last year. Here’s a fun political cartoon about it.
Balladeer’s Blog continues enjoying the way in which America’s cesspool of corruption that masquerades as a government is FINALLY getting exposed and fought on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, on the other hand, Left-Wing Archie Bunkers continue warring on freedom of expression on college campuses.
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