Giddyup ‘Horses and Bayonets’: Best Images For the Debate’s Key Meme (PHOTOS)
Following the grand tradition of Big Bird and Binders Full of Women, the third debate spawned yet another viral catchphrase: “Horses and Bayonets.” As the Internet gleefully seizes on Obama’s zinger, we round up the funniest meme photos.
Debate Number One had
Big Bird. Round Two produced Binders Full of Women. Now, Debate 3.0 brings the latest political meme (and the best idea for a band name in years): “ Horses and Bayonets.” The buzzwords are the byproduct of a particularly epic Obama zinger. “You mention the Navy, for example, and the fact that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama said, chiding Romney’s dated military views. “We have these things called aircraft carriers and planes land on them. We have ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” Unsurprisingly, the burn has spawned its share of hilarious meme photos. We’ve lassoed some of the best.
The Most Interesting Meme in the World Mr. Ed Joins Mitt’s Army
Mr. Ed, the talking palomino horse that starred in the classic 1960s sitcom, may have always seemed passive to his legions of fans. But in this
photo, he seems primed to rally around Romney. “Wilbur, fetch me my bayonet,” he says to his owner. “I’m feeling feisty.”
Romney’s War Horse
Steven Spielberg created the military of Mitt Romney’s dreams? As depicted in this photo, the Army from Spielberg’s 2011 epic tearjerker, War Horse, is chock-full of bayonets and horses. Of course, the film also took place during World War I … Taking Charge
During his closing statements at Monday’s debate, Mitt Romney said, “America’s going to come back.” He was not specific, however, on how far back the county is going to go. This
mock campaign photo suggests perhaps back to the “horses and bayonets” of the Civil War era. Romney and Ryan: “Leading the charge.” Mitten’s Toys
During his blistering takedown of Romney’s military places, Obama followed up his “horses and bayonets” comment with the line, “It’s not a game of Battleship where we’re counting ship. It’s ‘What are our priorities.’” It may not be a game of Battleship, but as this
photo suggests, Mitten’s Military could make for a fun game of action-figure make-believe. Proper Military Spending ‘The Office’ Punches In
classic episode of The Office, prankster Jim dresses as oddball Dwight and mocks the strange things he’s always obsessing over: “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” What would Jim mock from the three presidential debates? The three bizarre memes they respectively birthed: “ Big Bird. Binders. Bayonets.” Obama’s Other Burn
When the president wasn’t zinging Romney with lines about “horses and bayonets,” he was taking the former Massachusetts governor to task for his earlier insistence that he wouldn’t bail out the auto industry. This photo combines both burns into one devastating meme: “Let Detroit go bankrupt.”