With the New Year upon us, Politico Magazine has chosen to memorialize the moments that we’ll cherish most, or at least left us gaping at the political circus. For every moment of stirring oratory, every powerful gesture, 2015 also gave us a bad dance move, awkward high-five or ill-timed shoulder rub—and, of course, it gave us Larry David as Bernie Sanders. We’ve distilled the latter for you in our essential Holiday GIF Guide, full of presents for those gift recipients at the very, very bottom of your shopping list.
Hillary’s Benghazi barnburner.
A marathon hearing—11 hours in total—could not fell an iron-willed Hillary Clinton. But it did produce a genuine bevvy of unforgettable quotes, along with this authentic (and viral) dirt-off-your-shoulder moment:
Biden’s peculiar (but, alas, totally unsurprising) back rub. The swearing in of Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter gave us this memorable, unsolicited bonding moment between Ashton’s wife Stephanie Carter and Vice President Joe Biden:
Ben Carson invents the high-grabshake. A rare instance of camaraderie between Donald Trump and an opponent gave rise to what appears to be Ben Carson’s first ever attempt at a high five:
Boehner unforgettably gets the weepies. In an event that will likely be remembered for generations, former Speaker of the House John Boehner makes a rare show of emotion, crying in public for the first time:
Bernie vies to be Hillary’s VP. Before their more recent computer themed tete-a-tete, Sanders extended to Clinton an olive branch in defense of her role in Servergate:
And Larry David vies to be Bernie’s Secret Service body double. “He does me better than I do,” Sanders later said:
Children become a casualty in Marco’s political football. With his great form and killer biceps, Marco Rubio clearly demonstrates how children are harmed when he fails to practice gun control:
The somnolent RBG slept through part of this year’s State of the Union. And incidentally revealed the hundred-year secret of why cameras are banned in the courtroom:
Rand channeled his anger. With a chain saw:
Obama channeled his through Luther. His anger translator:
Donald Trump showed us “Crazy Eyes.” A powerful intimidation tactic:
A campaign aide presumably taught Jeb how to chest bump:
But apparently not how to high-five:
And Hillary moved her extremities in coordination to a vaguely discernible tempo. But after 2015, she’s still in the lead. She can dance however she wants, OK?
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