Hey girl, the left has won the meme

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Hey girl, the left has won the meme
Hey girl, the left has won the meme

I will admit to knowing some liberals, and also to knowing some Democrats. Sometimes I hear these liberals and Democrats wail about how pitifully weak campaigns from the left can be. They say you watch a lefty web ad and it goes on for five years and misses the point, and then it just ends. You watch a Republican ad, and it’s 30 seconds long and ends with very effective kick in the head.

Me, I’m not going to argue that lefties cannot do politics or that righties are better at it. But I will say that this year at least, liberals have shown themselves to be extraordinary at one simple, magical thing: Memes. Maybe it’s because progressives are big on Reddit. Maybe it’s Tumblr. Maybe it’s Twitter. Maybe it’s all of those together. Whatever it is, the left owns the meme.

This week, of course, it’s Binders Full of Women, lots of them. 

But really, the Great Lefty Meme Parade has been rolling all year. Exhibit A:

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will be Governor Ultrasound for the rest of his political life, thanks to Ali Davis and @jesidres.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit B: Romney Etch-A-Sketch.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit C: Eastwooding.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit D: We Are the 47 Percent.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit E: Romney’s Whiteboard.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit F: Paul Ryan Gosling (h/t @EzraKlein)

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit G: Big Bird.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

Exhibit H: Texts from Hillary.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

This list leaves out, mostly, Seamus and the @FiredElmo sub-meme and an infinite number of hashtags that never got all the way to pictures. If you want to add some, hit the comments, please, and thank you.

Hey girl, the left has won the meme

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