The 2016 Presidential Election Shade Is Already Legendary

Mudslinging was so 2012. This round is all about that bitter shade.

We’re only a little more than halfway through 2015, but you can’t go anywhere without hearing about the 2016 presidential race. Even if you’re not into politics, it’s worth paying attention to, because what these candidates are running on isn’t policy so much as legendary shade. Leh-gen-darrrrry. Which is, of course, exactly the sort of mature behavior you want from your Commander-in-Chief.

In case you forgot who’s running (or never knew), MTV has done an amazing series rounding them all up. So, deep breath….
Democrats: Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb.
Republicans: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker.

Now, let’s get to the drama.

  • Hillary Clinton Vs. Jeb Bush

    The two candidates with the biggest last names going into the campaign have had some shade-covered subtweets recently. After Bush said Americans need to work more hours for economic growth, Secretary Clinton had the above to say. Work it, girl.

  • But don’t worry, Jeb wasn’t going to go down without a fight. He ain’t got no time for sub either, and he went right @ her in his reply.

  • Carly Fiorina Vs. Hillary Clinton

    Ouch. In a Twitter video (people do those?), Fiorina, the former CEO of HP and a Republican candidate, wasted no time on formalities, opening with “Hillary Clinton’s speech was a bundle of contradictions, a litany of progressive prescriptions…” Can’t these girls just get along? Most likely not, since the harsh words continued in Fiorina’s interview with Megyn Kelly.

  • Rand Paul Vs. Marco Rubio

    As you probably know, Cuban-American relations are back on track (Road trip to Havana anyone?) and Marco Rubio isn’t exactly happy about it. Which meant Rand Paul was ready to call him out. Basically this turned into a Twitter-rant.

  • Donald Trump Vs. John McCain

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    John McCain, who was in this presidential campaign whirlwind only two cycles back himself, is known for his heroism during the Vietnam War, where he was also held as a Prisoner of War for five years. Yeah, the Donald doesn’t necessarily agree, by saying “”He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?

  • Bobby Jindal Vs. Donald Trump

    Running for president, especially as a Republican, it is never smart to diss someone’s war record.

  • Rick Perry Vs. Donald Trump

  • Carly Fiorina Vs. Donald Trump

  • The Huffington Post frankly doesn’t care if Donald Trump is leading in the polls, its staff simply isn’t taking him seriously. They weren’t kidding either; a recent post highlighting his remarks about John McCain appears under HuffPost Entertainment.

  • George Pataki Vs. Donald Trump

  • At this point it’s basically Donald Trump Vs. the World, tbh.

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