Thursday, May 29, 2014

Political Leanings of Cartoon Characters

One of the hazards of being too, too much into politics is the tendency to find politics in odd places.  Just out of idle curiosity, I did a search on the political leanings of political characters, including popular ones from the Warner Brothers and Disney canons.  There, surprisingly, I find that people have stated their opinions regarding the likely politics of Mickey Mouse (Republican), Donald Duck (Paranoid with ideas about conspiracies), Chip and Dale (Democrats), Bugs Bunny (Democrat), Daffy Duck (Liberterian), Foghorn Leghorn (Republican), Elmer Fudd (Republican), the Smurfs (Communist), Yogi Bear (Republican).


This is despite two limitations: these are imaginary characters, and animals besides.  The only species of animals allowed to vote in the United States are humans and jackasses.

To date, no one has speculated on the politics of Ash Ketchum, or Misty, May, and Dawn.  They are probably not NRA members, as they seek to tame the Pokemon monsters rather than shoot them.

Princess Lum would be ineligible to participate meaningfully in Japanese politics because she's an alien oni and underage.  And her fans, being otakus, are typically nonpolitical.



MarkD60 said...

The cartoon with Mr McGoo in it was full of political jokes. I watched some not too long ago and it was funny in a different way. I totally missed the discreet humor as a kid

TexWisGirl said...

smurfs - communist. haha.

Mike said...

The poke' people would have to be considered liberal to fit some of the urban dictionary definitions of pocket monsters.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Foghorn Leghorn makes a cute Republican.

bakku-shan said...

Some people see politics in unlikely places.

Bilbo said...

"The only species of animals allowed to vote in the United States are humans and jackasses." Angel, you are wise and perceptive beyond your years.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Mark, I'll have to familiarize myself with Mr McGoo

Heidi, he does.

Bilbo, thank you!