Funny political quotes

Great political jokes

Although politics is typically viewed as a serious business, it is certainly not without its share of gaffes, jokes, and funny quotes that satisfy our desire to poke fun at public political figures. It is especially humorous because many political quotes tend to be served with a side of satire, that wink of the eye, when the joke is far-fetched but actually contains a hint of reality.

When things are especially tense in the political arena, it can help to turn to some of the humorous political quotes and sayings that have been uttered throughout history. Politics is known to be a controversial subject, one that people tend to shy away from in casual conversation. However, if you find yourself in the center of a heated debate, it can be helpful to draw some inspiration from political quotes with a touch of humor to lighten the mood.

When the political environment gets to be too much to handle, especially in election years with long campaigning efforts, endless debates, and daily polling data, ease the tension by turning to the lighter side of politics and remembering a few of your favorite funny political quotes. It may help you to forget about the serious side of politics for a minute, and remember that whatever your political leanings are, we are all in this together.

  • Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies. - Groucho Marx

  • Politicians are like diapers. They both need to be changed often. And for the same reason. - Tom Blair

  • I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. - Ronald Reagan

  • Every politician has a promising career. Unfortunately, most of them do not keep those promises. - Jarod Kintz

  • He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. - George Bernard Shaw

  • Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. - Will Rogers

  • If you can't convince them, confuse them. - Harry S. Truman

  • Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.

  • Running for president is like sticking your face in the blade of a fan. - Mike Huckabee

  • The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. - Will Rogers

  • Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. - Doug Larson

  • George’s answer to any problem at the ranch is to cut it down with a chainsaw. Which I think is why he and Cheney and Rumsfeld get along so well. - Laura Bush

  • The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. - Donald Trump

  • Politics is the only art whose artists regularly disown their masterpieces. - Raheel Farooq

  • How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. - Ronald Reagan

  • In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well. - Len Deighton

  • Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening. - Bill Clinton

  • Going to see the guys at NASA today. Can't wait to show them my Stephen Hawking impression. - Donald Trump

  • Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. - Charles De Gaulle

  • Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people. - Richard Nixon