The Best of the Memes from the Health Care Ruling
Not willing to let a major event happen go by without turning it into a meme, the Internet has birthed a series of viral healthcare jokes, which appeared on Facebook and Twitter in the hours after news broke of the Supreme Court's decision.
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Not willing to let a major event go by without turning it into a meme, the Internet has birthed a series of viral healthcare jokes, which appeared on Facebook and Twitter in the hours after news broke of the Supreme Court's decision. Here are some of the takes that made us giggle.
Game of SCOTUS
As Elspeth Reeve noted in her post on reactions to the ruling, the Internet responded to the ruling with a warning from Game of Thrones' Ned Stark:
The Gleeful Gifs
On Tumblr gif fans created blogs in the style of #whatshouldwecallme that commented on the morning's events. (via BuzzFeed)
For two alternative takes on the CNN debacle see here and here.
On that same note, while he may have not done a happy dance in his speech following the decision, the meme versions of Obama and his compatriots have wide smiles and haughty looks for their detractors. Take for instance the following image of Obama's "reaction" to CNN's flub:
Or he and Michelle "remarking" on the events of the day:
Though not yet a visual meme as far as we know, Chief Justice John Roberts, the Bush appointee whose decision on the individual mandate was the swing vote in its favor, is now the subject of a viral joke comparing him to the Harry Potter
series' good bad guy: Severus Snape. At 10:15 a.m. Jezebel blogger Erin Gloria Ryan tweeted
: "Roberts is the Severus Snape of the Supreme Court." Her comparison has taken on a life of its own with many on Twitter
attributing the quip to Reddit. The musing on that site instigated a discussion of what Potter
roles the other justices could assume. (Scalia as Voldemort?
Affordable Care Cat
And of course, the cat, one of the Internet's favorite animals, weighed in: a blog which claims it was "inspired by a typo" features cats acting out various healthcare-related scenarios. Take for example:
Indeed it was.
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