I know that Halloween was a couple of days ago, but I found some great political cartoons that have to do with Halloween that I wanted to share. No matter who or what the cartoonist may be criticizing or poking fun at, I always find political cartoons witty and funny. It is amazing how humor can help diffuse a situation, especially in politics.
This first one is obviously drawn as if from a Republican's point of view. The children have just left the White House and are talking about how their candy was taken away and given to another kid, who wasn't even trying to trick-or-treat. This obviously refers to the idea of redistribution of wealth and taxing the upper class and people who have high income salaries, in order to help the less fortunate. I find it interesting that the artist of this political cartoon has this child wearing the clothes of a hobo. The child in the ghost costume is obviously referring to the election and the possibility of Obama not getting re-elected. It is a great commentary on Obama's political beliefs and ideas while in office.
This political cartoon is an obvious statement on our economy and the job market. Instead of Halloween candy, the children have been given resumes, job applications, and will work for food signs. Perhaps this cartoon is also serving as a commentary on how the collapse of the job market is effecting the children in the United States.
Don't forget to vote on Tuesday!