Sunday, September 19, 2004

Let's Get Political

Bush said. Kerry said. Bush said that Kerry said. Kerry said that Bush said. Who is telling the truth? What version of the truth?
Isn't politics great? I just love how politics constructs value-laden images in our minds. In a way, politics aims to teach us what should be important to us, what we should overlook, and what is valuable to the party. If you love this political icon building (a process that is older than Gilgamesh), then take a look at Bush and Kerry (and others) on playing cards. has a wide selection of political cards including political views from the left and the right, non-partisan, Bush, Kerry, and even Grover Cleveland Campaign cards from 1888. Newtscards has wide selection of playing cards that include magnetic, educational, and customizable cards.

Another site that has a selection of political cards is Action Publishing
The Action Publishing cards use comic caricatures of the candidates and political players for 2004, 2000, and 1996 re-election years.


At 6:47 PM, Blogger mculliga said...

Thanks. This idea is very similar to the board game proposal I posted to the discussion forum. Very illuminating.

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

I visited, and liked what I saw (went beyond political cards). So many great things to see - I was glad to see card games with more value than something that focuses on the current political scene (like Bush and Kerry cards, or the Kerry Vietnam game). Presidents I and II card games look excellent - they doesn't focus on the novelty of an election year - they contain histories of past presidents. I've only played (not purchased!) one novelty game, it came out after OJ Simpson's slow speed chase performance, called 'OJ Race'. It was entertaining then but it wore off quickly, as the Bush-Kerry frenzy will in less than two months.


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