Between the general absurdity of the Trump campaign, the Benghazi hearings, and the magic of the Internet, there are thousands of hilarious GIFs of your favorite (or least-favorite) politicians from 2015. Politicians are always a source of entertainment (and, on occasion, laws). And the nation's fearless leaders were in peak form this year, as election season shifted into high gear.
GIFs might seem trivial and superfluous, but they can be important political and social commentary. A GIF is the ultimate blend of culture and technology — quick, animated, and produced by talented individuals who share their skills with the world. GIFs are truly an art form, that can be as simple or nuanced as any painting, and they're serving well as the political cartoon of the digital age.
Poking fun at politicians is a treasured part of American culture, because it perfectly represents Americans' freedom of speech. It's the reason the White House Correspondents' Dinner is held every year, and a huge contributing factor to the survival of Saturday Night Live. It keeps our politicians accountable and candid, and they have certainly displayed that candor over the course of this year. In honor of the First Amendment, check out the 15 best GIFs of politicians from 2015.
President Obama Embraced His Swagger
Donald Trump Turned Into A Fish
Martin O'Malley Covered Taylor Swift On The View
Bernie Sanders Danced On Ellen
President Obama And Vice President Biden's Bromance Lived On
Hillary's Epic Eye Roll At The Benghazi Hearings
Trump And Carson's Horribly Awkward Handshake
Marco Rubio Hit A Kid With A Football
Trump Wanted You To Deal With It
Jeb Bush Admitted To Smoking Weed
There Were Three Too Many Trumps On SNL
President Obama Became Hamilton Trash
People Started To Feel The Bern
The VPOTUS' Million Bicep Curls
Everyone Got Sick Of Hillary's Damn Emails
It was a wild year, and 2016 promises to be even better as election season kicks into high gear. Happy New Year!