The Election….In Memes

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Donald Trump’s Hair

The notoriously thin skinned president elect was mocked on the internet for the unnaturally bright blond comb-over. On the Español side of the internet the Donald was not so affectionately nicknamed ‘pelos de elote,’ corn hairs. Vanity Fair also took swings at what would be the future president, writing in 2015, “Donald Trump and the inanimate object that straddles his scalp like a dead, furry lobster.” 

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Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

Though this meme had surfaced before Ted Cruz’s failed run for President, it resurfaced to much more prominence than before, prompting articles from GQ, Sun Sentinel,  NPR, and The Guardian. On the  reason the meme is so popular is that Cruz himself is so unlikable. Fellow Republican John McCain is said to have called him a “wacko bird” while John Boehner, former Republican speaker of the house, called him 

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Marco Roboto and the Rubio Bots

This meme refers to the nature of Rubio’s responses in some of the Republican presidential debates. The responses sounded scripted and robotic to viewers, who noted how he repeated himself.  Note the cardboard robot labeled, “Rubio Talking Point 3000”de-la-cuetara-marco-roboto

Jeb Bush asks supporters to clap for him

In the saddest moment of the election, Jeb Bush asked supporters to clap after a speech he made talking about his desire to become a more quiet and subtle President. Given the nation’s current president-elect, it’s easy to see why this stance wasn’t very popular.

Birdie Sanders

When a bird landed on Bernie Sander’s podium while at a rally in Portland, supporters delighted in the occurrence, prompting a frenzy of memes. The campaign itself adopted the use of a little cartoon bird in their campaign, as seen in the official campaign art below. 

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Ken Bone

This meme originates from a man named Ken Bone asking a question in the Town Hall presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Ken Bone asked, “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?” While his question brought up an important point, it’s not why the internet adores him. It’s his outfit. The sweater, those pants, and his name.  “Not all heroes wear capes, some wear snazzy red sweaters.”-@TheKenBone

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Bernie or Hillary Meme

This meme involves a poster that compares the positions of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on non-political subjects, giving fake quotes from the two candidates. Hillary Clinton is usually given a humorously unpopular view.

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Ben Carson’s Fruit Salad of Life

“The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at.” In a bizarre turn of phrase, Ben Carson confused the internet when this was his answer to how he would pick Supreme Court justices. “The Fruit Salad of Their Lives” would be a terrific name for a soap opera about the GOP candidates #GOPDebate”-@JessicaValenti

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 Though Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) said it all when he tweeted,
“This debate is ruining the fruit salad of my evening.”

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Ben Carson runs away during live CNN interview to find luggage

 

A small loan of a million dollars

Us plebes collectively rolled our eyes when Donald Trump claimed that he was a self-made man starting off in New York with a “small loan of a million dollars.” We would later find out that the loan was actually closer to $14 million.

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Biden Bro

This meme involves Joe Biden having a conversation with President Obama, usually about either pranking Donald Trump when he comes into office, or becoming nostalgic and talking about how he’ll miss Obama. Won’t we all? imagepence-bidenimage

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