I know: another article about politics. Politicians seem to be perpetually on kindergarten level as they run around the country name-calling their playground rivals and playing the blame game. Then there are hundreds of negative ads that zap whatever integrity was left in the campaign. They get even worse if you’re living in a swing state. Luckily, some still hold on to their sense of humor long enough to produce political jokes and, now, memes. Choosing who will be commander and chief of arguably the most influential country in the world is serious business, and everyone’s watching. Still in the words of the Joker, I’d like to ask, “Why so serious?” (Sly smile and psychopathic look-in-the-eyes not necessarily included).
Binders Full of Women
This awkward choice of words by Mitt Romney in the second debate sparked a media controversy that even the most well-known Englishman of CNN, Piers Morgan, couldn’t quite understand. Sure, Romney never answered the original question: what would you do as president to ensure women receive equal pay as men? But at least we had something to laugh at besides the threat to Big Bird’s existence from the first debate. A Facebook page labeled as a “cause” was seen featuring memes poking fun at the phrase: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Binders-Full-of-Women/105932726233265. But this one of Bill Clinton was by far my favorite.
Paul Ryan as Jay Leno
Got to love when people play around with Photoshop for humor’s sake.
Romney, Job Creator
Well, I guess he wasn’t kidding, was he?
But it ain’t easy being a politician
If you asked me, “Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?” I don’t think I could decide. They both put their own clever spin on current events to throw Americans into fits of laughter. Men, you have continued to serve your country hilariously! But in this segment of The Daily Show, Stewart’s story about the candidates being interrupted is worth a watch.
Obama doesn’t just use hand gestures
Nope, he’ll act out the whole scene if he’s telling a story with the First Lady to a group of school children. So I guess that’s where the wild things are.
Willy Wonka on the VP Debate
I love when memes point out some perspective on an event that is so poignant in a subtle way. It makes you say, “Well, yes I see your point.” I mean, Biden voicing his confusion as to why the Republicans act like the deficit fell out of the sky seems less aggressive than Dick Cheney.
So, remember: politics isn’t all bad. Sometimes it’s laughable, and I’d say that’s a good thing because there’s a lot to struggle with in this day and age. We should all make time for humor anyways; it’s good for us!