Democratic Debate Jokes & Memes Guaranteed To Make Anyone LOL
The heat is on. Thursday night's PBS/Facebook Democratic primary debate saw candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton go head to head over recent hot-button issues and spar over their public differences. The two have been engaged in a fiery feud for the past few months, since Clinton's camp first accused Sanders of unconsciously sexist behavior last October, so the candidates' tense showdown this week was largely unsurprising to anyone following the tight 2016 race. Of course, if you're not invested in politics, there were still plenty of Democratic debate jokes and memes peppering social media to keep you busy while your more politically-savvy buddies cheered and jeered on Thursday night.
"Democrats," joked TheLi.st founder Rachel Sklar, breaking down the debate for anyone unable to follow along with all the political jargon, "both of these people are SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE."
Other Twitter users jumped on the bandwagon with a more humorous edge. "I really feel like I am at my condo association meeting," quipped CNBC contributor and radio host Carol Roth.
Given the serious nature of Thursday night's debate (with Clinton and Sanders delving into budget details, civil rights issues, and the dirty deets of healthcare and free college), viewers at home were likely thankful for the hilarious interludes.
Here were some of the very best:
i always get so hype with #demdebate breaks bc they p much align with my bladder perfectly— April Siese (@ayetalian) February 12, 2016
Every time this PBS debate takes a break, the audience fills with kale farts. #DemDebate— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) February 12, 2016
This #DemDebate is just like that fun part in Hamilton except they are not rapping and it's not fun.— Meghan O'Keefe (@megsokay) February 12, 2016
Bernie on foreign policy- "I voted against war in Iraq ...That's all I got." #DemDebate— Kyle G. (@tippy1408) February 12, 2016
Oh thank God. I thought we were about to start debating the Spanish American War. #DemDebate— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) February 12, 2016
@WillMcAvoyACN If they don't cover the finer points of the Magna Carta, I am out.— Torrey (@jtorrey) February 12, 2016
Why is everyone being so mean to this nice banana #DemDebate— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) February 12, 2016
We're finally getting to the Vietnam War section of the 2016 #DemDebate.— Ryan J. Davis (@RyanNewYork) February 12, 2016
Let's fight about American foreign policy with Asia in the 1970s! EVERYONE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT THAT! #DemDebate— Brienne of Snarth (@femme_esq) February 12, 2016
This split screen...— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) February 12, 2016
Whenever they're not talking it's
"grumpy eyebrows" vs. "death beam eyes"#DemDebate
If you watch the #DemDebate on mute, it's a very aggressive version of "The Boy is Mine."— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 12, 2016
Love them or hate them, at least the Democratic politicians a serving up a primary debate worthy of some pretty hilarious jokes. And isn't that the most important part of any presidential campaign?