All politicians are a little bit desperate for votes from particular demographics. Bernie has gone out of his way to appeal to minorities. Donald Trump has become a better fake Christian than a horny teen who wants to bone the pastor’s daughter.
There has been a lot of it across the political spectrum, no political pandering this election cycle has been as cringeworthy and hilarious as Hillary’s attempt to connect with the youth vote. Polling and election results across the country consistently look something like this Iowa entrance poll.
The under thirty crowd is no more ready for Hillary than they are ready to pay off their student loans. Clinton is pulling out all the stops to change the fact the millenials like her about as much as they like paying for cable. This has meant engaging with every television personality, meme, and viral dance move possible to get her a chunk of that youth vote. Here’s a look at the desperate moves Hillary has made in pursuit of the young and their sweet sweet … um, votes.
Hot Sauce Swag
April 18, 2016
Kim K Selfie
August 6, 2015
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 7, 2015
It has long been debated if a photo with multiple people in it can truly be called a selfie, but that is a conversation for yet another Kim Kardashian related post. During the August 15th GOP debate, Hillz stole headlines from People to TMZ when she was snapped in that coveted Kardashian-West selfie sandwich.
Watch Her Whip. Watch her Nae Nae. Watch me wish I never had to see anyone whip or nae nae ever again.
September 10, 2015
Just in case you had almost forgotten about the Whip and/or the Nae Nae, we’re here to remind you that this meme/dance/song that makes “Gangnam Style” look like Mozart was a craze that swept our fair nation. Though the dance will soon look as cheesy as the Electric Slide, is hard to hate too hard on the Whip/Nae Nae, as it gave us videos like this one courtesy of Steph Curry’s daughter Riley.
And Then Came the Wobble!
November 7, 2015
This meme-based dance assault will not end until she is in the Oval Office! There is nowhere to hide.
And Then She Had to Go and Dab on Us!
January 11, 2016
As though the Whip, the Nae Nae, and the Wobble weren’t enough, she had to go ahead and Dab on us too. At long last madam, have you no choreographic decency?
Describe Your Debt With Emojis
August 12, 2015
How does your student loan debt make you feel?
Tell us in 3 emojis or less.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 12, 2015
Never mind that Sanders has a more progressive plan on student debt. Frog emoji. Tea emoji.
<–That's for Obama's mom jeans, which are less embarrassing than this tweet. https://t.co/HB0ypTBaoc
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 12, 2015
“I want to be as good a president as Beyoncé is a performer.”
December 16, 2015
This is a direct quote. Watch it here.
Hillary Tells Lena Dunham That She’ll Look for Video of Lenny Kravitz’s Dick
September 26, 2015
Lena Dunham is just one of many liberal celebrities who are #withher. Dunham has been one of Clinton’s most outspoken celebrity supporters, and has become something of a millenial surrogate for Hillary. During their September interview for Lenny Letter, Dunham asked some policy questions, but then had a little fun.
Dunham brought up Kravitz’s recent wardrobe malfunction, and the convo. went like this:
Dunham: “Did you see the footage where his, like, pants split?”
Clinton: “You know I missed that. Do you think I could get that …”
Dunham: “On YouTube.”
Clinton: “I’ll look for that.”
Me: “I am now incredibly uncomfortable.”
Broad City Cameo
March 12, 2016
The ladies behind Broad City have been a bit less outspoken than Dunham about their with-her-ness, being careful to say that their choice to include a Hillary cameo in a recent episode wasn’t politically motivated. It does bear mentioning that co-star and co-creator Ilana Glazer has expressed support for Clinton on Twitter.
so proud to rep you on our show @HillaryClinton. twas a dream come true! let's go get that primary we're close
— ilana glazer (@ilazer) March 17, 2016
Regardless of the motivations or political positions, the show’s stars provided Hillary with yet another millenial-friendly platform. We’re still waiting on Bernie’s equal time cameo on Tosh.0.
Katy Perry performs at Des Moines Hillary Rally
October 24, 2015
Hey, you have to have entertainment at your rallies. At least Hillary has avoided the combination of Kid Rock and terrible pop country acts that Republicans continually trot out at their events/bbqs/KKK rallies. And thank God Hillary hasn’t yet come up with an answer to Donald Trump’s sequined-up Hitler Youth the USA Freedom Kids.
But you have to make fun of this at least a little bit because Perry told Iowa voters, “She’s my firework.”
This Shirt, Available in the Hillary Clinton Shop
And This Stitched Pillow in the Style of an Ironic Tumblr
When She Partnered With “Our Friends At Bitmoji”
September 3, 2015
Think about it for a second: would you really want a President who didn’t have friends at such a hallowed institution?
“Just Chillin'” SnapChat Goes Viral
July 20, 2015
In perhaps the most Millenial friendly move of all, last summer, Hillary sent out a SnapChat of herself doing nothing in particular, and went and became a meme.
DJ Khaled would be proud.