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A couple weeks ago VoxTalk published a post about the presidential candidates, judging them by their webpages. But what about their running mates? How should we introduce our readers to them in the same sarcastic, petty way?
Two words: VEEP MEMES.
Before we get into those addictive procrastinating tools that litter the internet and make “I’ll get back to work in 5 minutes after I check out this page” turn into a night of pointless surfing, first let’s cover the basics.
The Democratic candidate for Vice President is current veep Joe Biden, who served as a Delaware Senator for 36 years before taking the second-to-top seat in the U.S. Government.
On the Republican side, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan accompanies Mitt Romney on the ticket. Ryan made a name for himself in 2011 when he proposed a federal budget plan that was approved in the House but voted down in the Senate and referred to Social Security as a “ponzi scheme.”
But that’s enough about that boring political stuff. Let’s get on to the memes.
The hands-down winner for most memes (both supportive and oppositional) goes to Paul Ryan. Supporters of the Wisconsin Congressman have created a page devoted to “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” memes, and that alone wins him the title for most memeable VP candidate of 2012.
Of course, not all memes are complimentary of Rep. Ryan:
Joe Biden’s meme footprint isn’t as big on the internet, which is shocking because we’ve had four-plus years of the Scranton native giving us perfectly meme-able photos and phrases. Most of the memes posted about him are less than complimentary, like this one:
But, sometimes even the internet can surprise you, like this pro-Biden meme:
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