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That's right, even politics can be a great source of memes, though it's not that surprising considering the kind of stuff that escape the lips of certain politicians.

When adding an example, please write the meme, then add the explanation of the meme inside a labelnote titled "Explanation." Explanation 

Examples with their own pages:


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    Universal Politics 
  • The Political Compass Explanation 
  • Using #ThoughtsAndPrayers sarcastically. Explanation 
  • #OKBoomer Explanation 
  • Comparing schoolkids who join protests to the Hitler Youth. Explanation 

    UK Politics 
  • Ed Balls.Explanation 
  • Tony Blair, in a very real sense, promised to be tough on memes, and tough on the causes of memes.
  • Activate the Queen!
  • "Did you threaten to overrule him?"
  • "I agree with Nick." Explanation 
    • Sorry!: "Mr Long Legged Cleggy Weggy!"
    • The Sun's headline for the announcement of the Conservative/Liberal Coalition was "Nick Agrees with Dave" Explanation 
  • Education, Education, Education.
  • William Hague drinks 14 pints a day.
    • Nick Clegg's slept with no more than 30 women.
  • Crisis? What crisis?
    • Actually a Beam Me Up, Scotty! — Jim Callaghan didn't actually say it, it was just the headline.
  • British PM Gordon Brown saves the world.
  • We shall fight them on the memes...
  • As Harold Wilson often pointed out, "they" were out to get him. note 
  • Because that is the right thing to do.
  • I've never voted Tory before...
  • These memes are not fit for purpose.
  • Je ne regret rien. Explanation 
  • The River Tiber blah blah blah foaming with blood blah blah blah....
  • Muslamic ray-guns. Explanation 
  • John Major: "Back to Basics", "Bastards" (referring to some of his colleagues).
  • His predecessor Margaret Thatcher: "The lady's not for turning", "No! No! No!", "We are a grandmother" (apparently adopting the royal personal pronoun, there), "Ten more years!".
  • This page is the only thing David Owen hasn't left yet.
  • Nicholas Ridley made the expression NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) into his own meme while Secretary of State for the Environment.
  • The Reverend Ian Paisley and his, "I denounce you as the Antichrist!" rant.
    • NO SURRENDER!!!
  • Gordon Brown: "Bigoted woman."Explanation 
  • Alex Salmond and his "Solero girl".Explanation 
  • "... In terms of the debate." Explanation 
  • Pippa Middleton's ass is trending on Twitter. The current theory is that the US waited a week to take out Osama Bin Laden because said ass was not available for combat until the Wills and Kate wedding was over.
  • This meme is a trigger for IndyRef2.Explanation 
  • David Cameron and the Bae of Pigs Affair.Explanation 
    • Charlie Brooker's a psychic! Explanation 
  • Camp Stupid.Explanation 
  • Dandygate. Explanation 
  • Civic and joyous. Explanation 
  • Chaos with Ed Miliband.note 
  • Brexit. Explanation 
    • The term, while itself a snowclone of Grexit has inspired a variety of snowclone names for theoretical other countries' and states' departures from their respective unions, such as Frexit (France) and Calexit (California), the latter of which has been gaining ground since the election of Donald Trump later within the same year.
    • "Brexit means Brexit." Explanation 
    • The fantastically efficient way the Brexit negotiations are going are a frequent target of mockery.
      • Theresa Maybe Explanation 
    • Hard Brexit? Soft Brexit? Grey Brexit? White Brexit? "Red, White, and Blue Brexit" Explanation 
      • We're not that patriotic Explanation 
    • Legs-it Explanation 
    • "...and Britain is still trying to leave the EU" Explanation 
  • Project Fear. Explanation 
  • Enemies of the people. Explanation 
  • Openly Gay Ex-Olympic Fencer. Explanation 
  • "He's lying to you" Explanation 
  • "You're joking! Not another one?!" Explanation 
  • June Is The End Of May Explanation 
  • Strong and Stable Leadership.note 
  • The Magic Money Tree Explanation 
  • Lord Buckethead Explanation 
  • Blue passports! Explanation 
  • "This is such a haunting photo. Whatever you think about Theresa May's record as prime minister, it's impossible not to feel sorry for her as a person." Explanation 
  • Weaponised milkshakes/Lactose Intolerants. Explanation 
  • ORDAAAH! Explanation 
  • "I support Boris Johnson 100%." Explantion 
  • #CumSack Explanation 
  • Jokes about the Queen being immortal.Explanation 
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    Australian Politics 

Prime Ministers

  • Harold Holt (Australian Prime Minister, 1966-1967):
    • Being kidnapped by a Chinese submarineExplanation 
    • Harold Holt swimming poolExplanation 
  • Gough Whitlam (Australian Prime Minister, 1972-1975): "Well may we say God Save the Queen... because nothing will save the Governor General."
  • Malcolm Fraser (Australian Prime Minister, 1975-1983):
    • Not wearing pants, in reference to an incident in Memphis, 1986.
    • "Life wasn't meant to be easy."
  • Bob Hawke (Australian Prime Minister, 1983-1991):
    • "No Australian child will be living in poverty by the year 1990!"
    • "Any boss that sacks somebody for not turning up to work today is a bum!"
    • Hawke sculls an entire yard glass of beer.Explanation 
  • Paul Keating (Australian Prime Minister, 1991-1996): "This is the recession we had to have."
    • Keating is also remembered for his comment when Andrew Peacock became leader of the opposition for the second time: "A souffle doesn't rise twice."
    • [explaining to Opposition Leader John Hewson why he wouldn't call an early election] "I wanna do you slowly."
    • "Now there's a salmon that actually jumps on the hook for ya!" [After baiting opposition leader Alexander Downer]
    • "This is the sweetest victory of all."
    • [on the senate] "Unrepresentative swill."
    • Keating! The Musical (oh yes) is basically a long list of these set to music, with a little bit of filler.
  • John Howard (Australian Prime Minister, 1996-2007): "There will never, ever be a GST."
    • Is that a core or non-core promise?
    • "We will decide who comes to this country, and the circumstances in which they come!"
  • Kevin Rudd (Australian Prime Minister, 2007-2010, 2013):
    • 'Fair shake of the sauce bottle mate.'
    • 'In due season.'
    • 'HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA' from Kevin Rudd, PM.
    • I think you're all forgetting about his 'detailed programmatic specificities'.
    • 'Working families'. Before he became PM, one could play a drinking game whenever he appeared on the news based around how often he uttered that phrase.
    • Kevin '07.
    • "...long-term prosperity without (pointing behind him with his thumb) throwing the fair go out the back door."
    • "This is a political shitstorm." Explanation 
  • Julia Gillard (Australian Prime Minister, 2010-2013):
    • "Moving Forward", "Moving Australia Forward" and all associated slogans. To the point the Twitter hashtag is "#mofo"
    • The "REAL Julia Gillard" (generally parodied with queries as to who or what the "old Julia" was)
    • [on rolling Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister] "A good government had lost its way."note 
    • "I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man!"
    • "There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead."Explanation 
    • After she was forced out in the Labor Party leadership spill and was replaced by Kevin Rudd (again), there were claims of a "Rudd Wedding" in social media. It didn't hurt that Gillard was known to be a GoT fan.
  • Tony Abbott (Australian Prime Minister, 2013-2015):
    • "Shit happens." Explanation 
    • Tony Abbott's red speedos.
    • "I'm not the suppository of all wisdom..."
    • All hail the Lizard King!
    • And now, one can play the same drinking game as mentioned before for K-Rudd with the phrase "Great big tax".
    • "Stop the boats." Explanation 
      • This one has persisted through subsequent governments, due the Coalition's unchanged policy towards asylum seekers and the increased prominence of Abbott's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison (see below) and his successor Peter Dutton. It eventually took a rather ironic twist in 2020, after the cruise ship Ruby Princess docked in Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic without being quarantined, causing a significant number of cases in Australia. Cue plenty of jokes about the government failing to stop the one boat that mattered.
    • Knights and dames.
    • "#MorePopularThanAbbott", after his drop in the polls following the ill-received 2014 budget.
    • Malcolm Turnbull practically invented the Internet in Australia.
    • His threat to "shirtfront" Vladimir Putin.
    • "Efficiency dividend" Explanation 
    • "Good government starts today." Explanation 
    • Eating a raw onion. #putoutyouronions Explanation 
    • Prime Sinister. Explanation 
  • Malcolm Turnbull (Australian Prime Minister, 2015-2018)
  • Scott Morrison (Australian Prime Minister, 2018-) a.k.a. ScoMo
    • Scoalmo Explanation 
    • The ScoMo Express Explanation 
    • Shoegate Explanation 
    • "How good is (insert latest political blunder)?"
    • "Quiet Australians" (or maybe he meant "Quiet, Australians!"?)Explanation 
    • #ReligiousFreedom Explanation 
    • Smoko Explanation 
    • "Where the bloody hell are you?" Explanation 

Others

  • John Hewson (Liberal Leader, (1990-1994) and the Birthday Cake interview. Explanation 
  • Don Chipp, in support of the Australian Democrats Party during the 1980 election: "Keep the bastards honest!"
    • The statement was revived while the Democrats were imploding in the mid 00's with the caveat that they had become the bastards themselves.
  • Pauline Hanson: "Please explain."
    • Sitting in parliament covered in a burka in order to make a bizarre protest.
    • Also: "I don't like it." (...when you turn my words about...)
    • "Fellow Australians, if you are seeing me now, it means I have been murdered." Explanation 
  • Alexander Downer's fishnets.
  • Peter Costello's smirking.
    • "You should have one for the father, one for the mother and one for the country."
      • One example of the previously mentioned Bob Hawke sculling a beer at a cricket game in the 2010's was prefaced by his being handed the beer along with a shout of "One for the country Robert!"
  • Julie Bishop's Death Glare.
  • Senator John Madigan: "Submarines are the spaceships of the ocean."
  • The War On Terrier Explanation 
  • Bronwyn Bishop and helicopters. Explanation 
    • "Socialists!" Explanation 
  • Bill Shorten: Zinger! Explanation 
  • The instability of the position of Prime Minister in itself, pointing out the High Turnover Rate of the top job; it has earned comparisons to the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher's position in Harry Potter. The Examiner, a Tasmanian-based newspaper, made reference to the unpopular budget as Game of Groans and they were far from the first to make comparisons of Canberra to Westeros, Abbott to Joffrey, Palmer to Daenerys (!); and the leadership spills are even jokingly referred to as "the national sport" of Australia.
  • This picture of Peter Dutton. Explanation 
  • Christopher Pyne: "I'm a fixer. I fixed it." Explanation 
  • Bob Katter and crocodiles. Explanation 
  • Mark Latham has accumulated a few over the years. There's his awkwardly aggressive handshake with John Howard, the time he broke a taxi driver's arm and the time he fell off a chair. The most popular meme would probably be his "stained polo shirt".
  • I pull you close...run my strong hands down your back...softly kiss your neck, and whisper "Gday Mate" Explanation 
  • Egg BoyExplanation 
  • #MakeAustraliaGreat Explanation 
  • "Fantastic! Well done! Great news Angus!" Explanation 

    Canadian Politics 
Canadian politics is full of this stuff; TOW has a more comprehensive list. In particular:
  • Stephen Harper eats babies.
  • Dalton McGuinty is an evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet Explanation 
  • Anything related to Jean Chretien's way of speaking
  • Former Alberta Health Services President Stephen Duckett just wants to eat his cookie.
  • Pierre Trudeau's (arguable) Funny Moment, Fuddle Duddle.
    • Also "Just watch me," pirouetting behind the Queen on national TV, sliding down the bannisters at Buckingham Palace, and Flipping the Bird to a bunch of Western Canadians lobbing francophobic insults at him. And much else.
  • "You had an option, sir."Explanation 
  • New Brunswick Liberal legislator T.J. Burke said opposition leader David Alward got caught with "his pants down". He then sang, "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool with yo' pants on the ground!"
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is happily married and has more than enough to eat at home.Explanation 
    • "Toronto's crack-smoking mayor."explanation 
  • The 2015 election campaign was almost 3 months long, so it gave rise to plenty:
    • "You lying pieces of shit" Explanation 
    • Peegate Explanation 
    • Old-stock Canadians Explanation 
    • "Nice hair, though" Explanation 
    • Angry Tom and Mulcair-bear Explanation 
    • "Let me be clear" Explanation 
    • Elizabeth May's sassy peace sign Explanation 
    • The debate translators: Hugh Jacklator and Glinda the Good Witch Explanation 
    • "I endorse X, but not Y" Explanation 
    • He's just not ready. Explanation 
    • Mon amour. Explanation 
  • Justin Trudeau:

    Italian Politics 
  • Speak like Riolacci.Explanation 
  • Silvio Berlusconi
    • "Brinda con Papi" parties.Explanation 
    • There's also the other party Berlusconi had (on Sardinia). You know, the one with the rather protuberant Czech Prime Minister. (He lost his job for that). Stephen Colbert explains and applauds.
    • We then found out about his orgies, or whatever the hell else a "bunga bunga party" may be.
  • Letizia Moratti
    • Pisapia facts.Explanation 
    • Sucate.Explanation 

    German Politics 
  • "Mit Verlaub, Herr Präsident, Sie sind ein Arschloch"Explanation 
  • Then there is also the stuttering, rambling Bavarian delicacy known as, äh, Edmund Stoiber, the former CSU Minister President of Bavaria with a, äh, bad case of foot-in-mouth disease, who has sparked a number of memes that are still popular across the German- äh -speaking globe.
  • Related to Northern Ireland's Ian Paisley's "I denounce you as the Antichrist!" rant mentioned above in "UK Politics" is the equally memetic reply by very-Catholic German MEP Otto von Habsburg: a punch to the face.
  • Berlin Brandenburg Airport explanation 

    Russian Politics 
  • A man who looks like XExplanation 
  • Vladimir Putin
    • Putinisms, that is, snappy or sometimes stupid phrases said by the Russian president.
    • Мочить в сортире ("Snuff 'em in an outhouse!"), said about Chechen terrorists.
    • Она утонула ("It sank"), a very callous Mathematician's Answer to the question "What happened to RFS Kursk?"
    • Ladies and gentlemen, I am GAY! GAY! GAY!
  • "146%" and Churov the Wizard.Explanation 
  • Russian people's additional chromosome.Explanation 
  • Gosduma producing laws that are absurd and nonsencical prohibitions is a constant subject of jokes. Yelena Mizulina, deputy of Gosduma is an author of many such laws is butt of many jokes as well as fanatically homophobic Vitaly Milonoov.
  • Natalia Poklonskaya.Explanation 
  • 86%Explanation 
  • What about... Titov? Explanation 
    • Oddly, this meme seemed to cross over to Spain later into the year, giving as a result "Who the fuck is Joserra?"Explanation 
  • Wide Putin walk Explanation 
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    Spanish Politics 
  • Charles the Bewitched.Explanation 
  • "Queda inaugurado este pantano."Explanation 
  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain was probably the original meme creator in modern Spanish democracy.
    • "¿Por qué no te callas?"Explanation 
    • "Lo siento mucho. Me he equivocado y no volverá a ocurrir."Explanation 
  • Former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's mandate was known as a golden time for Spanish politic memes. The greatest might be Rajoy himself, who despite his massive dullness as a politician, became legendary for his ability to mess up virtually every sentence he uttered and spout incredibly nonsensical quotes (sometimes called "Rajoyadas", translatable as "Rajoyisms"). There is even a parody campaign ad with his greatest hits.
    • "Los españoles son muy españoles y mucho españoles."Explanation 
    • "Somos sentimientos y tenemos seres humanos."Explanation 
    • "Es el vecino el que elige al alcalde y es el alcalde el que quiere que sean los vecinos el alcalde."Explanation 
    • "Esa persona de la que usted me habla."Explanation 
    • "Finiquito en diferido."Explanation 
    • "Los pececitos se van o se quedan como están."Explanation 
  • Former Mayor of Valencia Rita Barberá became another meme generator in 2015, mostly regarding her status as Valencia's resident political Cloudcuckoolander and example of all her party's wrongdoings.
    • "El Caloret."Explanation 
    • Drunk Barberá.Explanation 
    • "¡Qué hostia, qué hostia!"Explanation 
    • Antes muerta que sin silla.Explanation 
  • The 2015 general elections were another gold mine for politic memes. Not only many of Rajoy's quotes came out around this time, there were also many jewels thanks to the debut of many colorful characters in the political landscape and their varied antics.
    • The elections themselves, which saw four major parties competing against each other in a previously unseen evenly field, were compared constantly to Game of Thrones. It didn't help that Podemos candidate Pablo Iglesias is a known fan of the series.
    • Many memes were made about PSOE candidate Pedro Sánchez being very handsome and stylish compared to most of his opponents. They have continued now with him as Spanish Prime Minister.
    • Podemos member Íñigo Errejón became another fountain of memes due to his exaggerately youthful, almost childlike appearance, which attracted a ton of jokes related to children's stuff and comparisons to Milhouse Van Houten.
    • Ciudadanos candidate Albert Rivera was also famous for posing nude (though covering himself) in a promotional poster.
    • "Peblo."Explanation 
    • Pedro Sánchez is everywhere.Explanation 
    • Miquel Iceta, Sánchez's Bumbling Sidekick at the elections, became insanely memetic due to his energetic, impromptu dances at celebrations and speeches, generally to Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now." It reached the extent that his own party had to ask him to stop doing them because he was overshadowing the events themselves.
  • El Cordobés/El hijo de la Tomasa.Explanation 
  • 2018 saw a Dragon Ball Super clip hilariously (and artfully) modified to have Mariano Rajoy fighting with Catalonian independence leader Carles Puigdemont.
  • Right-wing party Vox became memetic in 2018 for its ludicrously conservative presentation, which often contains very eccentric references to Spain's medieval history. People even used to theorize it was all a big campaign of Obfuscating Insanity.
    • In their most memetic instance, they released a clip of their members riding horses to the sunset to the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings while babbling about saving Spain, all played deadly serious. Needlessly to say, jokes and mocking versions were made in plenty.
    • Another Vox meme was a promotional pic of their candidate Santiago Abascal peeking out of a window while wearing a conquistador helmet of all things.
  • Antonio Maestre's father.Explanation 
  • COVID-19 brought its own batch of memes about political figures, often due to the perceivedly bad management of the crisis by the Spanish government.
    • Fernando Simón, spokesman for the Ministry of Health, became memetic not only for his bad mic skills (and for getting infected by COVID himself), but also for his shocking facial similarity to Nabot from classical animated series Il était une fois..., where the character played a pathogen of all things.
    • Fernando Don Simón.Explanation 
    • Miguel Lacambra.Explanation 
    • Pedro Sánchez is Palpatine.Explanation 

    Other European Countries' Politics 
  • French Politics:
    • Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former French Prime Minister: "Win the yes needs the no to win against the no."
    • Nicolas Sarkozy was there.Explanation 
  • Czech Politics:
    • Czech Prime Minister "Sexy Brain"Explanation 
    • Former Czech President Václav Klaus stealing a pen.
  • Irish Politics:
    • PM Bertie Ahern's (in)famous misstatements: "smokes and daggers", "upset the apple tart".
    • Brian Lenihan (the older) would like to state, on mature recollection, that he has never used memes.
  • Vatican Politics:
    • Pope Benedict XVI is Palpatine. Look at him!
    • And Pope Francis is The High Sparrow. Not helping matters any was that the High Sparrow's actor, Jonathan Pryce, was eventually cast as Francis in The Two Popes.
  • Hungarian Politics:
    • "There is not much choice. Because we fucked it up. Not a little, but a lot."Explanation 
    • "Just make sure it won't get into terrorist hands!" Explanation 
  • Polish Politics:
    • "I am for it, and even against it." Explanation 
    • "Pomroczność jasna" (Lucid obtundation) Explanation 
    • "Don't go this way!" Explanation 
      • "Philippine syndrome" Explanation 
    • "Z ziemi polskiej do Wolski" (From the Polish land to Woland) Explanation 
    • "Yes, yes, yes!" Explanation 
    • "I know... sumthin', sumthin'."Explanation 
    • Janusz Palikot, the former Civic Platform representative and his publicity stunts involving brandishing a dildo and a pistol replica at a conference (in response to a sexual abuse scandal at a police precinct, the items symbolizing the systemic nature of the abuse and impunity of the perpetrator) and bringing a pig's head and stating "Fuck the PZPN" during a TV interview, regarding the corruption and incompetence of the Polish soccer officials.
    • Multiple crackpot conspiracy theories regarding the 2010 presidential plane crash, including "armored birch trees", "jumping birch trees", "helium bomb", "fake fog" and "exploding hot dogs"... All coming directly or indirectly from the former Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz and his "commission of experts" (the questionable competence of whom is another Fountain of Memes).
    • "It's Tusk's fault." Explanation 
    • President Andrzej Duda signing everything. Explanation 
    • "Just don't steal." Explanation 
    • "We have to cancel it, we're losing!"Explanation 
    • "I don't support it, but I understand it."Explanation 
  • Slovakian Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar used self-abduction (and self-beating, self-explosion) as an explanation for beating and abduction of then Slovak President Michal Kováč's son, done by Mečiar's people in the secret service, and subsequent explosion of key witness' car. Whole deed was concluded by successful parliamentary vote for preventative self-amnesty for any and all related crimes.
  • In 2016, a bordeline fascist party named ĽSNS (short for People's Party - Our Slovakia), founded by a "former" neonazi and his similarly shady friends, was voted into Slovak parliament. Fortunately, rather than being the start of their rise to political prominence, if became the start of many memes as they showed themselves to be a bunch of corrupt baffoons. Highlights include
    • Uhrík is not a historian. Explanation 
    • This photograph of Milan Mazurek, which soon became a staple of Slovak photocollages.'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The photo was taken during a ĽSNS protest "against islamization of Europe". The protest was accompanied by harassment and even throwing cobblestones at random muslim bystanders, including a woman with a toddler. Antifascist webpages mocked the protest mercilessly and Mazurek became its posterchild. Among other things, he shouted "fuck your Allah", which also became memetic.
      • His blatant islamophobia provides an ironic contrast to his alleged fondness for kebab, which has also became memetic on Slovak internet. Kebab has since became basically an alternative symbol of the party in parodies.
    • The biggest memelord of this party is, however, its leader Marián Kotleba. "Highlights" of his career include:
      • His speech impediment (inability to pronounce R) and in particular his memetic title "vocca" [[labelnote:Explanaton]]Play on the "Vodca", title used by the president of WW 2 Slovakia Jozef Tiso, who was also fascist. His title is basically a Slovak translation of Führer.
      • His suspicious fondness for numbers 14 and 88, which are known fascist dogwhistles. Became Harsher in Hindsight (or maybe even more hillarious) when he was sentenced in 2020 for publically giving a check for 1488 eur to charity, among other things.
      • That time he made a short film promoting his new antimmigration law. Most people were too busy to make fun of the film to care about immigration. Behold.
      • That time he and his buddies spelled out "TRAITOR" (of Slovakia) in the parliament. (It looked like this.)
      • His candidature for president (yes, really) and campaign bilboards with slogans such as "Family is a man and a woman. Stop LGBT!" and "Slovak girls are the prettiest, we need to foreign ones!", which were so bigoted the company responsible for them was forced to pulled them down.
    • And who could forget the wrong Kriváň [[labelnote:Explanation]]In Slovakia, there are two peaks called Kriváň. One, in High Tatras, is a beloved national symbol and was once climbed by the fathers of Slovak national movement - which is what Kotleba and his buddies tried to reference by their trip. However, they instead climbed the other one, much less notable Great Kriváň in Lower Tatras. Not only they picked the wrong peak, but also the wrong damn mountain range!
  • When Boris Kollár, Slovak businessman famous for fathering 11 children with 10 different women, founded a relatively successful political party named We Are Family, the jokes practically wrote themselves.
  • Serbian Politics:
    • That vehicle with that hand [[labelnote:Explanation]]Serbia's Minister of Infrastructure Velimir Ilic trying unsuccessfully to say bulldozer on an official cabinet meeting. He waived his hand like a bulldozer, too.
    • Pakleni vozači or "Pulp Drivers." Explanation 
    • "Serbia Strong"Explanation 
      • REMOVE KEBABExplanation 
  • Finnish Politics:
    • "Päivi Räsänen vastustaa" Translation and Explanation 
    • "Homoilta"Explanation 

    Philippine Politics 
  • Ramon Magsaysay (1953-1957):
  • Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1986):
    • Marcos won the elections partly thanks to his memetic speech, "This Nation Can Be Great Again."
    • MARCOS PA RIN MGA ULOL! Translation 
    • PAYAG BA KAYONG ILIBING SI (X) SA LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI? Explanation 
    • HUKAYIN Explanation 
    • Make busina for hustisya Explanation 
    • Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, bisikleta ang kailangan. Translation and Explanation 
  • Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998):
    • Miriam won in the elections but lost in the counting. Explanation 
  • The sheer popularity of "Erap jokes" forever cemented Joseph Estrada (1998-2001) as a memetic moron in the Filipino consciousness. It has to be noted that most, if not all the so called "Erap jokes" were created by himself!
    • Dancing Queen Explanation 
  • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2010):
    • "Hello Garci" and "I am sorry", in regards of her being accused for cheating in the 2004 elections. (The "I'm sorry" is for admitting that that's her voice on the recording, not the cheating.)
    • Then you got Susan Roces, the widow of Fernando Poe Jr., who was one of the presidential candidates, yelling, "She stole the presidency NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE!" Explanation 
    • Mr. Noted. Explanation 
    • Arroyo also started the trend of politicians facing graft and corruption charges to suddenly contract severe health problems, often represented with a wheelchair and/or a neck brace (which she promptly took off after being acquitted by the Supreme Court).
    • Villarroyo Explanation 
  • Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III (2010-2016):
    • In regards of his nickname, his detractors would call his incompetence as "noynoying".
    • Kasalanan na naman ni PNoy? Explanation 
    • Former transportation secretary Joseph Abaya would like to tell you that Manila's traffic is not fatal.
    • Then you have Aquino jokingly promising that he and Abaya would get run over by a train if the extension of a light rail line was not completed by the end of 2015.
    • Binay's resignation letter. Explanation 
    • I invoke my right. Explanation 
    • Kim Henares Explanation 
  • Rodrigo Duterte (2016-):
    • "My gad, I heyt drags!" ("My God, I hate drugs!") Explanation 
    • Change is Coming (one of Duterte's campaign slogans) and Change Scamming (a play used by detractors on Duterte's failures).
    • OBOSEN Translation and Explanation 
    • STAHP IT! ("Stop it!") Explanation 
    • Five Presidents Explanation 
    • Fuck you. Explanation 
    • McDo Hotel and Sali McDoom. Explanation 
    • Critics will remind you that Duterte had promised to plant the Philippine flag at Scarborough Shoal using a jetski.
    • Like the late Miriam Defensor-Santiago, anything that escapes Senator Leila de Lima's mouth has never escaped public consciousness, but for different reasons. Explanation 
    • Wiguirre. Explanation 
    • #Lumeleni challenge. Explanation 
    • Of course there's the former police chief and now senator Ronald "Bato" note  dela Rosa's uncanny resemblance to Dwayne Johnson and his showbiz-like antics.
    • Bong Go selfies. Explanation 
    • DILAWAN! Translation and Explanation 
    • BIAS MEDIA! Explanation 
    • What a great day!! Explanation 
    • FENTANYL! Explanation 
    • Malacañang Events Place Explanation 
    • BEST PRESIDENT IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Explanation 
    • The guy who filed the impeachment complaint against the now-ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Larry Gadon, gave us another piece of comedy gold with him repeatedly shouting "MGA BOBO!" Translation  and Flipping the Bird at supporters of the chief magistrate.
    • Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shouting. Explanation 
    • Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China! Explanation 
    • There's a running joke that if any Duterte-appointed official turns out to be very incompetent or has screwed up very badly causing them to assumingly lose favor from the president, the official is forced to resign and a few months later, they're reassigned to another agency.
    • Salvador Panelo is Randall Boggs.Explanation 
    • #SEAGames2019failExplanation 
    • Leni's photoshopped quote cards. Explanation 
    • Congress manila paper. Explanation 
    • The Late Late Show with Rodrigo Duterte Explanation 
    • Bawal Lumabas/Law of Classroom Translation and Explanation 
    • Mañanita Translation and Explanation 
    • First Lady Bong Go Explanation 
    • Singer-cum-dancer-cum-sex blogger-turned (former) columnist, (former) censors board member, (former) radio show host, and (former) presidential communications assistant secretary, and current OWWA deputy administrator Mocha Uson:
  • And the rest...
    • Sottocopier Explanation 
    • Anything that came out from the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago's mouth which earned her a memetic status for being the Only Sane Woman in the senate.
    • And a possible future President: SENATOR MANNY PACQUIAO WILL BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF CORRUPTION.
    • Ipasok si Dick! Explanation 
    • PILLS! Explanation 
    • Mar Roxas knows where to buy drugs and he will accompany you there.
    • China claims X as part of its territory. Explanation 
    • Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura? Translation and Explanation 
    • Nognog.Translation and Explanation 
    • Immortal Enrile.Explanation 
    • #RP612fic Explanation 
    • Bong Revilla dancing Budots Explanation 

    Other Asian Countries' Politics 
  • North Korean Politics:
    • NORTH KOREA IS BEST KOREA.
    • I ARE SO RONERY...
    • kim jong-il looking at thingsExplanation 
    • Kim Jong Un (faked) died for the sixth time in 2020.
    • Kim Yo-jong
      • My Little Dictator Can't Be This Cute Explanation 
      • Comparing Kim Yo-jong with Azula Explanation 
  • "The Japanese Agriculture Ministry is not responsible for Gundam."Explanation 
  • Chinese Politics:
  • Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong's magic water. Before reiterating a speech in Malay or Mandarin, he usually takes a drink of water, leading to jokes that it's magical.

    Middle East Politics 
  • Libyan Politics under Muammar Gaddafi:
    • Gaddafi's insistent "My people love me!" despite all evidence to the contrary has acquired this status.
    • The Gainax Ending aspect of his propaganda has achieved memetic status in general.
    • His accusation that the revolution was brought about by foreign powers distributing "hallucinogenic pills" (probably meaning LSD) became memetic in the Arab world.
    • Also the government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim, the Spiritual Successor to Iraq's "Comical Ali".
    • Zenga zenga!
  • Egyptian Politics:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Hussein Sharif from Egypt has attained memetic status. He is better known as "the guy behind Omar Suleiman".
    • Egypt has several memes about its old presidents. The most famous, however, is that Hosni Mubarak is an idiot/donkey (same thing in Egyptian Arabic) obsessed with ruling Egypt forever. One joke from the '90s goes:
      So Mubarak hears that the Scots have just cloned a sheep. He immediately asks his doctors to clone him—that way, he reasons, he can rule forever! But when the job is done, the clone looks nothing like him—it's a donkey. Enraged, he fires his doctors and gets the best biologists in Egypt to try again. The second time around—another donkey. He then decides to go to the source, and hires the original Scottish team to do the job. To his delight, they produce a perfect clone of him. "How did you do it?" he asks. "Actually, we're kind of confused," the Scottish biologist replied. "This isn't your clone. We got this guy by trying to clone a donkey."
    • Another old joke (this one dating from the early 2000s, long before Mubarak appointed Omar Suleiman during the Eighteen Days):
      Nasser appointed Sadat vice-president because Sadat was stupider than him. Sadat appointed Mubarak vice-president because Mubarak was stupider than him. Mubarak never appointed a vice-president, because he couldn't find anyone in the country stupider than him.
    • Some Egyptian memes from the time around the revolution:
      • "Israeli sharks": In late 2010, there were some shark attacks in the Red Sea. The Mubarak government blamed this on Israel, with Israel trying to undermine Egyptian tourism. Most Egyptians realized this was crazy and an example of how low the government had fallen.
      • "Australians distributing KFC": During the early days of the 18-day revolution the regime tried desperately to spread rumors that the protest movement was the doing of outside forces. At various times they claimed that they had caught an Australian spy (yes) directing things (the claim was ludicrous), and at another point they said that foreign agents were compensating protestors with KFC (which is a fairly expensive luxury in Egypt). Naturally, the two ridiculous concepts blended.
      • In this Egyptian cartoon (it's in Arabic), labeled "Long live the Libyan Revolution", the guy talking translates as "He says hallucinogenic pills... What, do they not have KFC in Libya?"note 
  • Iraqi Politics:
  • Israeli Politics:
  • In Pakistani politics: Jews did 9/11.Explanation 

    Latin American Politics 
  • Brazilian Politics
    • Isso a Globo não mostra Explanation 
    • Voltamos a 1964! Explanation 
    • URSAL. Explanation 
    • Brazilian Knights Templar. Explanation 
  • Chilean Politics
    • El Mercurio miente.Explanation 
    • Ricardo Lagos's index finger has been a source of jokes for at least 20 years, after he used it during an interview to address Augusto Pinochet, to the point the media gave him the Fan Nickname of "Captain Planet"
    • There's a common in-joke among libertarian and far-right circles about giving "free helicopter rides" to communists, referencing Augusto Pinochet's infamous practice of throwing people out of helicopters.
    • Sebastian Piñera's malapropisms are certainly memetic, too.
      • Being the leading authority of a country full of deadpan snarkers has made Piñera a walking, living, breathing Fountain of Memes. i.e, his supposed fame as The Jinx has brought the phrase "PIÑERA ES YETA!" (Piñera is the jinx")!
      • His malapropisms and ditz spells are now named "Piñericosas" (roughly translated as "Piñera-related stuff".)
    • "[insert a name/thing/etc.] es REGULEQUE!" Explanation 
    • President Michelle Bachelet ran a rather low-profile campaign for reelection in 2013, giving few press interviews and speeches. This was perceived by some as her trying to dodge many criticisms for stuff that happened during her first administration. Her detractors did not take kindly to her answering a question with "paso" (literally, "pass").
  • Mexican Politics:
    • ¡A jalar, que se ocupa!Explanation 
    • ¡Ej un compló! Explanation 
    • Extraño a Peña Nieto. Explanation 
    • Peña Nieto is the Justin Bieber of Mexican Politics.Explanation 
    • Lavadoras de dos patas. Explanation 
    • Librería Peña NietoExplanation 
    • No soy la señora de la casa. Explanation 
    • Transformación de Cuarta.Explanation 
    • Vicente Fox isn't paying for that fucking wall.Explanation 
  • Besides that infamous Royal Shut Up, Venezuela under its controversial late leader Hugo Chávez was a Fountain of Memes, as Chávez was a living and breathing meme magnet:
    • Jews expelled Bolivar? Explanation 
    • "...el soberano mesmo..."Explanation 
    • Vertical henhousesExplanation 
    • "Aló Presidente"/Las cadenasExplanation 
    • Rojo RojitoExplanation 
    • Mission Patriotic TropingExplanation 
    • Esteban de JesúsExplanation 
    • "¡Déjenlo trabajar!"Explanation 
    • ¡Mi Comandante!Explanation 
      • Mico MandanteExplanation 
      • El GalácticoExplanation 
    • ChacumbeleExplanation 
    • Pero tenemos PatriaExplanation 
    • The long string of epithets given to oppositors: Escualidos, Apátridas, Majunches, etc. Said in Large Ham mode for maximum effect.

    Other Countries' Politics 
  • South African Politics:
  • In Ugandan politics, a presentation by Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa in support of the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill resulted in EAT DA POO POO becoming an Internet meme within seconds.
  • From Jamaica's political arena: "I can't recall." note 


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