Bernie Sanders inspires ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ meme
Thank goodness for Bernie Sanders. Without the senator from Vermont, there would be no lighthearted humor in Congress — or in the entire US government for that matter. There would also be fewer memes in this world.
Remember when “Uncle Bernie” appeared at Joe Biden‘s 2021 inauguration looking defeated in a puffer jacket and mittens? This is the photo that spawned 1,000 memes.
Now the 80-year-old beloved of Young Democrats is going viral again – for an image that looks like the 1970s cartoon called School Rock! In the animated short, there is a seemingly defeated bill resting on the steps of the Capitol.
So did Bernie Sanders on Sunday in an epic “vote-a-rama” that lasted 15 hours. It must have been so exhausting that Sanders had to take a break at some point on the steps of the Capitol.
The original photograph was taken by Los Angeles Times photojournalist Kent Nishimura, but clever Twitter user Clayton Cubitt, himself a New York-based photographer, drew the comparison to School Rock! and it naturally went viral.
“It really is like that,” Cubitt captioned the side-by-side images.
It’s really like that pic.twitter.com/GnRZFOZXJr
— Clayton Cubitt (@claytoncubitt) August 7, 2022
What have politicians been debating for so long? The Inflation Reduction Act, a $740 billion package that deals with climate, health care and taxes.
Fortunately, the bill passed, so hopefully Sanders’ prospects are a little brighter and he stands a little taller today.