When Congress Makes a Joke

Author: Dean L. Yarwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742530426
Format: PDF, ePub
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When Congress Makes a Joke is an engaging look at the intentional use of humor by members of Congress, exploring their humor as political communication. Highlighting several politicians noted for their use of humor including Senators Robert Dole and Alan Simpson and Representatives Patricia Schroeder and Barney Frank, among others this intriguing book features original personal interviews with the Congress members, allowing them to talk about their own (and others') use of humor in political ways. Yarwood also includes theories of humor as communication, a historical look at humor in Congress, the function of telling humorous stories, and the role of humor in the integration of African American and women members into the institution of Congress. Readers will find When Congress Makes a Joke an enjoyable, accessible view into humor's place in political communication how it is created, how it is used, and what consequences may stem from it."

Wahlkampf mit Humor und Komik

Author: Andreas Dörner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658179856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Waren politische Akteure früher primär das Objekt kritischer Spitzen in Satire und Komik, so sind sie gegenwärtig zunehmend als aktive Subjekte daran beteiligt. In den USA ist das schon länger der Fall und der Präsidentschaftswahlkampf 2016 zeigte, dass satirische Interviews dort zum festen Bestandteil der kommunikativen Infrastruktur geworden sind. In Deutschland agiert man noch etwas zurückhaltender, wobei der Bundestagswahlkampf 2013 einen ersten Höhepunkt der Beteiligung bildete. Politische Akteure suchen vor allem die Chance, in komischer Modulation das positive Image eines humorvollen Menschen aufzubauen, der unterhaltsam ist und über sich selbst lachen kann. Gleichzeitig setzen sie sich dabei jedoch einem hohen Risiko aus. Sie treten in Interaktion mit erfahrenen und oft kritisch ausgerichteten Medienakteuren, deren Komikgebrauch einer eigenen Unterhaltungslogik folgt. Dies birgt für Politiker die Gefahr von Unberechenbarkeit, im Fall ungeschickten Agierens sogar die Gefahr, albern, lächerlich und unseriös zu wirken. Der Band präsentiert die Ergebnisse eines empirischen Forschungsprojektes, das den Einsatz von Komik durch politische und mediale Akteure vor der Kamera thematisiert. Ein Schwerpunkt der Untersuchung gilt auch der Aneignung solcher Präsentationen durch die Fernsehzuschauer: Haben die Auftritte tatsächlich einen Einfluss auf die Wähler?

Make Congress Your Bitch

Author: Doug Mayer
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449429696
Format: PDF
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Fed up with Congress? It’s Time to Get Even! Feeling like you’d trust your local used car salesman more than your member of Congress? You’re not alone! Democrats and Republicans everywhere are sick and tired of our “Do-Nothing-Congress.” Are you ready to get even… in a radically different way? Great! Because we’ve got the solution. It’s time to Make Congress Your Bitch. In 50 wildly disrespectful and irreverent scenes, our Congressman are forced into performing a variety of tasks around the home that are guaranteed to bring even the largest of political egos to their knees. Literally. Congress is back in session. But it’s not quite what they expected: Toilet backed up and it’s the third time today? No problem. You’ve got a Congressman to get in there and tackle the job. Dog won’t bring in your newspaper from the street? No problem. Now you’ve got a Congressman who knows how to fetch (on all fours, no less). Feel like having breakfast served to you in bed this morning? No problem. You don’t need a butler; you’ve got a Congressman! Because Congress is the opposite of Progress, we think it’s high time to Make Congress Your Bitch! No Congressmen were harmed in the making of this book. (They were just humiliated.)

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches

Author: Robert Orben
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Hundreds of jokes provide a humorous perspective on airlines, work, sports, gardening, hotels, college, city life, the federal government, stock market, marriage, gambling, and the economy

American Politics

Author: William Lasser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780395948088
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Election Update of "American Politics: The Enduring Constitution, 2/e, emphasizes the constitutional underpinnings of American government while incorporating current political events and issues. Lasser engages student interest by examining timely, real world topics such as the integrity of public opinion polls and the relationship between politics and the economy.