The best part about having the Internet during an election year might just be the memes. They’re everywhere, and they’re hilarious. No matter what side you’re on, you can laugh at your favorite candidate (or the one you hate). But why are political memes so funny?
They are Sarcastic
Even if you’re a fan of the Bern, you know that he has a very funny demeanor, and very boring tone. All of the memes about him are hilarious, especially when people diss on him for his policies. Agree with him or not, it’s funny because you still read it in his voice!
They are Sexist
Sure, sexism isn’t funny, but you still laugh. Of course, this election means that most of the sexist jokes are aimed at Hilary Clinton. No matter what you think of her politics, you can always laugh at a well-timed Clinton and Lewinski joke.
They are “Punny”
A classy pun is always appreciated, especially at the Trump’s expense. If you believe in his politics, we’re sorry, but this is still funny. Other memes for the political campaign are aimed at everyone who is running, but the puns just keep rolling for Donald Trump. And thank goodness for that.
They Remind Us Everyone Hates an Election Year
Even if you’re a devoted US citizen, you still hate all the campaign ads, the politicians lying, and the phone calls and door bell rings from people who are campaigning for the candidates you hate. The memes speak to all of us in this time of shared struggle. Let’s hope we get through 2016.
They Remind Us We All Are Entitled to Our Own Opinions
Election years are a bad year to be an American, especially if you have a different political opinion from those around you. You even get new acquaintances asking who you’re voting for, and then arguing with you as if they’re going to change your mind. Hold on everyone, only 8 more months to go.
They Show Us Just How Ridiculous Our Candidates Are
Seriously, this kid’s photo can be in pretty much any meme ever. And if he wins, you know it’s a sad, sad state of affairs. Memes hit a little too close to home sometimes, don’t they? Tons of memes like this make you laugh, and then go, “Oh crap.” Yeah, 2016 is going to be a rough year, but so are the next four years!
Using Memes to Get Through 2016
Memes are constantly being created, especially as the GOP and Democratic debates rage on. Sound bites from candidates are becoming short “Vine” videos, and pictures of unflattering facial expressions are becoming hilarious memes. It’s a great way to make light of an otherwise stressful time, and it’s also a way to show your support or dislike of a candidate with still sounding funny. Of course, you’re probably going to offend someone, so just be prepared for that. Send them another meme about getting over it – there are plenty out there.