Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. My Feelings About the Candidates in GIFs

 

I haven’t posted much these past couple of weeks on Ricochet, partly due to some personal matters and a big workload. It’s also due to the not-uncommon experience of reading other Ricochetti’s thoughts and feeling I’ve got nothing really to add to the insightful, eloquent, and often hilariously witty comments they’ve already made.

But this weekend, I felt inspired to share my own reactions to the idea of voting for, or seeing as President, some of the most prominent candidates. Having neither Majestyk’s wit nor the depth of political knowledge of Ricochet’s morning editors, I shall instead resort to a method favored by my generation — the Millennials — and express my emotions about the candidates in GIFs.

Marco Rubio:chuck norris thumbs up

Ted Cruz:

trek nod

Donald Trump:

colin farrel

(If it comes to that, I’ll do it, but I’m not gonna like it.)

Jeb Bush:

mycroft facepalm

(Not a snowball’s chance in hell he’s getting the nomination or the presidency, but if he wants to keep wasting people’s time and money by staying in this race, he deserves all the ridicule he can get.)

Hillary Clinton:

luke no

(If she wins, I’ll seriously consider following Luke’s example and casting myself down some bottomless shaft.)

Bernie Sanders:you serious

Feel free to post your own GIFs or pictures to share your opinions about the candidates.

There are 32 comments.

  1. Tom Garrett Member

    Rick Santorum

    Santorum


    Jim Gilmore

    Gilmore


    Chris Christie

    Christie

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    • January 30, 2016, at 10:26 PM PST
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  2. Saint Augustine Member

    Excellent.

    • #2
    • January 31, 2016, at 2:42 AM PST
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  3. Dave L Member

    Fantastic!

    • #3
    • January 31, 2016, at 3:44 AM PST
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  4. Grosseteste Member

    I wake on Tuesday to discover that it was all a dream, Scott Walker won Iowa, and has a clear shot at the nomination:

    443393339

    Sort of like that last part of Inception where he knows there’s a good chance it’s a dream, but would prefer it to reality.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 4:41 AM PST
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  5. Ball Diamond Ball Inactive

    What happened to my creeping fungus?

    • #5
    • January 31, 2016, at 5:05 AM PST
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  6. Grosseteste Member

    Official gif for when Rand Paul catches fire:

    1zK6E9g

    Closer to actual reaction:

    RJ6S6eY

    • #6
    • January 31, 2016, at 5:09 AM PST
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  7. I Walton Member

    You and Garett made my day.

    • #7
    • January 31, 2016, at 5:09 AM PST
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  8. Grey Lady Inactive

    These are excellent! I think these should be a running theme.

    • #8
    • January 31, 2016, at 5:26 AM PST
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  9. PsychLynne Inactive

    This is fantastic! I am going to bookmark this so I can always find it. I feel like I may need the humour in the next 9 months or so.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 5:47 AM PST
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  10. katievs Member

    These are great, Knotwise. You’ve perfectly captured my sentiments too.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 5:52 AM PST
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  11. TGWShark Inactive

    Well done. Although I imagine a better Rubio gif would show Santa Anna’s army storming the Alamo. Save that one for if he’s elected president.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 5:53 AM PST
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  12. Lily Bart Inactive

    If you like the current Congress, you’re gonna love a Rubio presidency.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 6:47 AM PST
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  13. Trinity Waters Inactive

    Thanks for the memories.

    • #13
    • January 31, 2016, at 7:21 AM PST
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  14. RightAngles Member

    Hilarious idea

    • #14
    • January 31, 2016, at 7:33 AM PST
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  15. Knotwise the Poet Member
    Knotwise the Poet Post author

    Grosseteste:I wake on Tuesday to discover that it was all a dream, Scott Walker won Iowa, and has a clear shot at the nomination:

    Sort of like that last part of Inception where he knows there’s a good chance it’s a dream, but would prefer it to reality.

    Oh man, if that were to happen, I’d be like:

    Jeremy-Renner excited

    will smith clap

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    • January 31, 2016, at 10:32 AM PST
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  16. Peter Robinson Founder

    Knotwise, this is simply brilliant. You’ve invented an entirely new art form.

    Ricochet, embellishing western civilization!

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    • January 31, 2016, at 10:34 AM PST
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  17. Grosseteste Member

    Peter Robinson:Knotwise, this is simply brilliant. You’ve invented an entirely new art form.

    Ricochet, embellishing western civilization!

    Actually, he wasn’t kidding about it being a favored mode of self-expression among millennials–about 40% of the internet now looks like this, and frankly I’m not a little concerned about what we’ve wrought here today…

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    • January 31, 2016, at 12:15 PM PST
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  18. A-Squared Inactive

    Trump

    joker do i look like a guy with a plan

    • #18
    • January 31, 2016, at 12:34 PM PST
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  19. A-Squared Inactive

    The entire country

    kidcrash

    • #19
    • January 31, 2016, at 12:38 PM PST
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  20. Man With the Axe Member

    Loved it.

    • #20
    • January 31, 2016, at 1:08 PM PST
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  21. James Lileks Contributor

    We need some Mild Dismay gifs for those not entirely pleased by Monday’s results.

    peter1

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    • January 31, 2016, at 1:21 PM PST
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  22. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    A-Squared: The entire country

    Except we don’t have airbags and seat belts to save us. :-(

    • #22
    • January 31, 2016, at 1:40 PM PST
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  23. Peter Robinson Founder

    James Lileks:We need some Mild Dismay gifs for those not entirely pleased by Monday’s results.

    peter1

    I retract the compliment, Knotwise. Anything that encourages James Lileks represents a setback for western civilization, not an advance. (To make matters worse, I lost that pretty nice necktie.)

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    • January 31, 2016, at 2:34 PM PST
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  24. Knotwise the Poet Member
    Knotwise the Poet Post author

    James Lileks:We need some Mild Dismay gifs for those not entirely pleased by Monday’s results.

    peter1

    Hey, James, can you make us some Thomas Sowell GIFs. That could come in handy in the future.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 2:44 PM PST
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  25. Hoyacon Member

    What? No Carly?

    Carly

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    • January 31, 2016, at 4:33 PM PST
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  26. James Lileks Contributor

    Knotwise the Poet: Hey, James, can you make us some Thomas Sowell GIFs. That could come in handy in the future.

    I tried, but he’s so composed it’s hard to get anything good.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 7:38 PM PST
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  27. Knotwise the Poet Member
    Knotwise the Poet Post author

    James Lileks:

    Knotwise the Poet: Hey, James, can you make us some Thomas Sowell GIFs. That could come in handy in the future.

    I tried, but he’s so composed it’s hard to get anything good.

    True. But I think I recall one interview though where Peter played some clips of Obama and you could see Sowell chuckling at the inanities.

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    • January 31, 2016, at 8:11 PM PST
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  28. Ball Diamond Ball Inactive

    Just use the circular googly eyes. Those fix any stalled PS project.

    DJ2

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    • February 1, 2016, at 2:00 AM PST
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  29. Lily Bart Inactive

    please accept my apologies for the mess I’ve made here with my posts. My computer is on its last legs and working against me these days. After several attempts at trying to write something moderately cleaver, I’ve given up.

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    • February 1, 2016, at 6:23 AM PST
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  30. Blue Yeti Admin

    Knotwise the Poet:

    James Lileks:

    Knotwise the Poet: Hey, James, can you make us some Thomas Sowell GIFs. That could come in handy in the future.

    I tried, but he’s so composed it’s hard to get anything good.

    True. But I think I recall one interview though where Peter played some clips of Obama and you could see Sowell chuckling at the inanities.

    Have it at it (The Obama clip starts at about 10:05):

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    • February 1, 2016, at 12:56 PM PST
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