Political Memes a reaction to disillusionment with democratic politics

"Political Memes are fun because politics is so fucking ridiculous all the time. they distract us from the looming feeling that government is no longer responsive and accountable to the american people, instead only beholden to powerful interest groups and corporations." -Leah Franzluebbers, political meme expert

Political memes allow us to grapple with the absurdity of our current political atmosphere.

Memes started out at photos with white text overlaid them, but they have evolved to encompass a more broad and diverse array of internet posts.

Some memes speak for themselves, as they are simply universally known. They don't require text, and are "inside jokes" of sorts. Pictured is Marco Rubio's water bottle debacle during his response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Created with images by Jackelberry - "us capitol government washington dc"

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