Political satire is an age-old tradition. This campaign season, it’s a necessary relief for all the absurdity that abounds. Perhaps the candidates were always so ridiculous, we just know more about them because of social media. Or maybe, to stay relevant for social media, they have to become their most ridiculous selves. Showtime has found the ideal name for this primary through their series, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. It appears to be a circus mixed with a reality show, with each candidate turning a new trick to steal the limelight. Rather than who inspires the most, it’s who un-inspires the least. A spoonful of laughter is needed to help this sorry state of affairs go down, so we’ll be rounding up memes for the remaining candidates of each party as the “episodes” continue.
First up, Florida Senator and presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio, who has provided excellent fodder for memes, mainly due to his hydration issues. He’s sometimes sweaty, often thirsty, but one good thing I suppose you can say about him is that he’s taken the mockery in stride, pulling a play from Kim K. and turning his gaffe into a marketing strategy by selling “Rubio Water Bottles.” If he’s this thirsty now, imagine when global warming gets into full swing.
Also check out our meme galleries for Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz.