15 Political Memes That Were So On-Point in 2015 (PHOTOS)

In a political climate that is often equal parts frustrating and comical, what better way to vent than to create a meme? After all, we don't vote till next year and it's not as if there was a shortage of topics to tag, from Donald Trump's antics to Kanye's announcement that he will run for president. When it comes to memes, politics is the gift that keeps on giving.

 

 




Check out some of the best political memes of the year. Here's to a meme-worthy 2016!

 

  • Biden's Got You

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    When Pres. Barack Obama handled hecklers like a boss at this year's State of the Union address, VP Joe Biden, with whom Obama appears to have a solid relationship, clearly had his back. So this meme is pretty fitting and hilarious at the same time! 

  • Boehner's Faces

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    Fomer House Speaker John Boehner's facial expressions during the State of the Union address turned meme-makers into virtual kids in the candy store. Oppose something like paid maternity leave and it's a given you're get burned on social media, Boehner. Don't be such a Grinch! 

  • Kim Davis' Stance

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    Some of the best memes about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, don't even have her in it. This one, featuring Fabio, hit the nail on the head.

  • Life Imitates Art

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    Michelle Obama didn't seem to mind that Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife characater, Alicia Florrick, had already rocked a Michael Kors number on the show, when she donned it at the State of the Union address (well, either that, or someone got so fired). But who wore it better? It's a tie!

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  • Putin's Meme War

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    Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin got so fed up with being the subject of  countless memes that he banned them in his country altogether. This was the outcome. 

  • Hair Battle: Bieber vs. Trump

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    Oh, come on. You didn't think we'd stop at just one Donald Trump hair meme, did you? Justin Bieber was kinda asking for it when he went for a blowsy platinum blond haircut. 

  • Confederate Flag

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    After the South Carolina massacre of nine African American churchgoers, the Confederate Flag became the center of controversy. This meme sums up the issue in a nutshell.

  • President West

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    This is more of a good laugh on Kanye West, who declared he'll run for president in 2020, than it is on Donald Trump. Still, pairing the two just couldn't be helped. You're welcome. 

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  • Palin & Hilary's Standoff

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    If you thought Sarah Palin jokes ended in 2008 when she was John McCain's presidential running mate, think again. The former Governor of Alaska is always adding fuel to the comedic fire and this meme featuring Democratic presidential candidate and former Sec. of State Hilary Clinton says it all. 

  • Pope Francis' Popularity

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    Pope Francis may be religious leader, but he's also made political statements -- about the evils of no-holds-barred capitalism and countries'  responsibility to take care of the environment -- that made him an instant and beloved icon. 

  • Trump on China

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    Donald Trump provides a lot more comedic material than just his hair. He also speaks. 

  • Hillary's Chill

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    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton stayed cool under pressure as she testified in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi for more than 11 hours, being grilled by Kentucky Rep. Rand Paul and others.

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  • Cruz/Palin Ticket?

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    Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin ticket for 2016? The comedy gods can dream, can't they?

  • Syrian Refugees

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    What started out as a humanitarian crisis became a political one when some politicians called for a ban against Syrian refugees coming into the United States -- as Christmas approached.

  • Want Bill Back?

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    As Bill Clinton's wife Hillary campaigns to become the United States' first female president, it must be a little challenging for the charismatic politician to be her shadow, when he was once the POTUS. 

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