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George Carlin's Political Wit and Wisdom

By June 23, 2008

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George Carlin on Politics George Carlin will be remembered for his savagely funny and brilliantly subversive observations on the absurdities of American life. His political commentaries were no exception. As a tribute to the late comedian, we present some of Carlin's most memorable political jabs:

"In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem."

"Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out."

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity."

George Carlin Tribute Cartoon "The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post 'Thou shalt not steal,' 'Thou shalt not commit adultery,' and 'Thou shalt not lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment."

Read more George Carlin quotes…

George Carlin Videos
George Carlin on the American Dream (YouTube)
George Carlin on Voting (YouTube)
George Carlin Talks Politics with Keith Olbermann (YouTube)
George Carlin on The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
George Carlin's SNL Monologue (NBC)
Video Highlights from Carlin's Career (Huffington Post)

Remembering George Carlin
George Carlin Tribute Cartoon (Cagle Cartoons)
Carlin Remembered by Jerry Seinfeld (NY Times)
George Carlin: American Radical (The Nation)
The Legacy of George Carlin (Entertainment Weekly)
George Carlin, Irreverent Stand-Up Comedian, Is Dead (NY Times)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


June 24, 2008 at 3:34 am
(1) Mike says:

I just saw Carlin’s appearance on “Inside The Actor’s Studio.” He was asked what he thought God would say when he arrives at the Pearly Gates. Answer: “Now we’re gonna have some FUN around here!”

June 27, 2008 at 3:41 am
(2) ron says:

“Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” -George Carlin

June 30, 2008 at 1:30 pm
(3) Jen says:

Rest in peace George, and thanks for all the years of laughs.

June 30, 2008 at 6:18 pm
(4) Snosrapp, Nose Music says:

“Brain Droppings”, dangeriously funny, with an equal balance of the “dark side” of this genious. “When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops”, awaiting to be consumed! If humor is the best-eest-es med-cine, this man cured A-L-O-T of people .. .. we’ll miss ‘ya George . .. . . and see ya’ at a different cross roads . … .

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