The 2016 presidential election was a political caricature goldmine. With a large cast of candidates and the heated debates, the election sometimes felt more like a reality show than a political race. And like all good reality shows, inside jokes grow and spread, becoming a part of the public consciousness.
The 2016 was a goldmine of political memes — in part because of the growing technology, but also in part because of the wide array of candidates. The 2016 race began with twenty-two Republican candidates. Twenty-two candidates. In one party. With twenty-two candidates in one party, there’s sure to be a bit of mayhem and meme-ing. Ted Cruz is the perfect example.
One of the problems with political satire in any form is the tendency to create caricatures. This of course, is something that can also be done with text, but is especially poignant with imagery. Today's post is an example of that.