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TOP 3: 2016 Political Social Media Posts

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As many of us know by now, Political campaigns have drastically changed since their original format of the past- largely in part by the development of the world wide web and social media. Starting with Barack Obama’s Hope driven campaign in 2008, political strategists have not looked back to the old tactics of gathering votes. What Obama was able to accomplish not once but twice in different elections prove to not only be impactful, but proven paths to the oval office. This year is no different. Looking at Bernie Sanders campaign, full of young activists running social media accounts, it truly is reminiscent of Obama’s strategy. Here, the mantra is “This is YOUR campaign”, encouraging individuals to lobby for Bernie to get to the outcome they want (wow Bernie supporters actually doing something to get something they want!). One of my favorite viral videos Sanders created to gather votes in the south, especially among the black demographic, was a video with Eric Gardner’s mother talking why Bernie was right for the community.
Hillary Clinton has also directed her campaign heavily with social media influence. On her website, as well as many of her political posters will read the line “I’m With Her”. Hillary, as well as Bernie, both are creating amazing viral videos which are touching millions of supporters and garnishing votes. Clinton is also ahead of her rival with almost 3x as many followers as Bernie Sanders. However, nobody on the democratic party has trumped the Donald.Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump has ran a campaign like nothing anybody has seen before. Moment after moment has unfolded and still Americans are shocked to hear what Donald is saying. While some analysts believe that a few of his comments are hurting his chances in the long run, others are asserting that nothing Trump can say will hurt him- its almost like a snowball rolling down a hill that gets larger and larger. It seems the more out of bounds Trump seems to go, the more traffic he receives. Currently, he has the most followers out of the looney-bunch and the montra Make America Great Again seems to only be ringing more true in the minds of Americans. While the political season has been hilariously scary to watch, the social media campaigns are nothing new. What is new, and I believe is something we have never witnessed in this amount, is the user-generated political satire. Starting with the Trump people getting at other GOP candidates all the way to Black Twitter hashing it out against the liberals- its been fantastic to watch. With so much content that comes out each day, I decided to bring back the TOP 3 and showcase my top three user generated content that has gone viral. RUN IT:

#3 Hillary Clinton Barks with the Baha Men

Hillary Clinton- why are you barking. I know the context, but why are you barking. If you’re gonna bark (which you shouldn’t) at least make it legit. Now you’re stuck with a horrible gif of you barking like a chiwawa and people making videos of you barking alongside the Baha Men. Only question left to ask is WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

#2 Bernie VS Hillary Memes

There are so many and honestly they haven’t gotten un-funny yet. Poking fun at Hillary by comparing her to the ‘hip-n-cool’ Bernie with thousands of references, comedy gold. I’ve read some PC police getting all hot and bothered about the jokes directed towards Hillary and its honestly pathetic. Its political satire, get over it. By the way, if anyone does’t understand the Fight Club Issue- stop reading WickedMillennial.

#1 Trump-Effect Trailer

Coming in at number 1 is the Trump Effect trailer. This is pure gold and other candidates should realize that this is the only surefire way of getting to the presidency. A mix of explosions, some street fear, soundbites of some homie shoutouts, and a killer voiceover- what more can a Trump Supporter voter ask for? Of course when Trump stumbled upon this video he had to instantly retweet this thing and show it off. Thanks to this video, The Donald probably got another hundred thousands voters for the November showdown. I have a feeling, a crazy feeling that one day….Donald… will make America Great Again.

Honorable Mention: Hillary Clinton Dab Vines courtesy of Black Twitter

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Citizen Journalism at its Finest

Well, so far this election season has been a complete shit show (to say the least) in America. As a millennial, we have grown up with “two of the worst presidents ever”, Bush and Obama. Whoever your friend is, they will take a side on that stance, but finally, with 2016 approaching we have a chance to weigh the shit in comparison to what we have grown up with. At first it was looking like either a black republican, a latino republican, TRUMP, a woman, or a Jewish socialist as the president. As time and erroneous statements have passed, it is appearing to be that the election will come down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (but thats just my guess). Throughout the campaigns, there has been an increidible amount of citizen journalism relating to rallies, protests, what the candidates have said, and what the candidates have done. Donald Trump, the Republican front runner at the moment, has said plenty of things that have upset millions of Americans and foreigners across the globe; just like Hillary. Comparing statements made now to statements made in the past seem to be a trend amongst many political commentators including Steven Colbert, Jon Oliver, and Bill Maher. Most recently, Hillary Clinton has come under fire because of a statement made at her recent rally condemning Bernie for his non-stance in Health care years back. Funny thing is, Bernie stood right behind Hillary when she was promoting Universal Health Care and again and again she chooses to ignore the truth.

How stupid is this? How stupid are the candidates that are running to control our military and country. I am twenty one years old and I feel like I could run the country better than some of these people talking in front of millions. The foreign policy issues are a complete scam, and inside our boarders dont seem to be getting much better with anyone. I guess we are just going to have to wait and see who becomes the two nominees and vote against the lesser evil. Isnt that how it always turns out anyways? The most impressive thing about this whole political process is not what the candidates have been saying, but what the citizens have been saying in response. Citizen journalism is at an all time high thanks to the creative social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Constantly we are updated what is happening in local states, and the responses of the citizens in the crowd. Anywhere from protests to peaceful gatherings, you can see everything on social networking sites. When Barack Obama took over Facebook and won the election n 2008, Democrats have not stopped using the World Wide Web to their advantage in gathering votes- especially from millennials. Europe- please dont think we are racist, sexists, or bigoted because of our candidates, look at us as your brothers and sisters trying to make the world better.

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