Are you freaking out over the midterm elections? Join the club.
If you spend even 5 seconds on Twitter, your feed will likely be overgrown with the politically active set eyeing Tuesday’s vote with a mixture of cautious optimism and abject horror. Particularly Democrats shellshocked by the last two, uh, fun years under the Trump administration.
Helping them cope is a new meme that perfectly encapsulates the mood of voters just 24 hours before they go to the polls. Called “Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018,” it sees users post pictures that illustrate the difference between their optimistic outlook during the 2016 presidential election, and their world-weary, psychologically-scarred POV of today.
Sources for glum puns include “Westworld,” Marvel’s “Captain America” franchise, the difference between “Mad Men” and “Handmaid’s Tale” eras of actress Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Max,” and quite a lot of “Game of Thrones” gags. It’s the perfect antidote to the extreme stress people on both sides of the political aisle must be feel… Nah, we’re just playing. It actually makes you laugh just long enough to temporarily forget how stressful everything is.
But you know what? It’s a pretty good laugh. See for yourself from the entries below. Oh, and also, no matter what your politics are, do remember to vote.
Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 pic.twitter.com/x8kumTchX3
— Kay Oh Cee (@okaitlin) November 5, 2018
Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 pic.twitter.com/wM8l1uGvLe
— Jennifer Reitman (@JenniferReitman) November 5, 2018
Me voting Me voting
in 2014 in 2018 pic.twitter.com/nLNmsQK6mF
— Andrew Cook (@AndrewCooker) November 5, 2018
— Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79) November 5, 2018
Me voting in 2016 vs. me voting in 2018: pic.twitter.com/0CuBBbBafe
— Alonso Duralde ???? (@ADuralde) November 5, 2018
me on election eve 2016 vs. me on election eve 2018 pic.twitter.com/7cRAEaT5yr
— save democracy, divas | VOTE ???? (@democracydiva) November 5, 2018
Me voting in 2016 vs. me voting Tuesday pic.twitter.com/vH11u20n9Q
— Kimberly Dinaro (@KimberDin) November 5, 2018
Me voting in 2016. Me voting in 2018. pic.twitter.com/NdOMmwWhoh
— Patty G. Henderson (@PattyGHenderson) November 5, 2018
Me voting in 2016 vs. me voting in 2018 pic.twitter.com/dp4qXcO8Hd
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) November 5, 2018
Me before the 2016 election vs me before the 2018 election pic.twitter.com/rG8BOHv1Rt
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 5, 2018
me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 pic.twitter.com/sAI7foXM1V
— Brian Scully is VOTING ON 11/6 (@brianscully) November 5, 2018
Me going to vote November 2016 vs me going to vote November 2018 pic.twitter.com/lPCYeJXXEk
— limp brittzkit (@Brittymigs) November 5, 2018