Barnie Sandlers

Barnie Sandlers

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Barnie Sandlers is a fictional presidential candidate parodying the junior United States Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. During the 2016 Democratic presidential primary election, the character gained a following online through novelty social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, which frequently reference various ironic memes.


On July 29th, 2015, the Barnie Sandlers Facebook[1] page was launched, which received upwards of 19,700 likes in the following four months. The pages contain posts written from the perspective of a fictional politician, often accompanied by photographs and image macros of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The same day, the @BarnieSandlers[2] novelty Twitter feed was created and the website[5] was launched with a "dank maymay" image macro generator (shown below).

o Barnie JOIN US CONTRIBUTE 2016 BARNIE SANDLERS FOR PRESIDENT The revolution begins with your memes MAKE A DANK MAYMAY Top Text: Bottom Text: MAKE A MEME


On July 30th, 2015, the character participated in an "ask me anything" post on the /r/circlejerk[3] subreddit. On August 14th, a parody video featuring an interview conducted by television host Larry King was posted on the Barnie Sandlers Facebook[7] page, in which Sandlers discusses Internet privacy and memes (shown below). Within three months, the post received more than 1,000 shares, 860 likes and 240 comments.

"When I'm president, the NSA is going to get memed on."

On August 19th, the news site Fusion[4] published an article about the Barnie Sandlers parody account. On August 27th, BodyBuilding Forums[6] member BieberFeverBrah submitted a post about Barnie Sanders. On October 1st, the Barnie Sandlers Facebook[8] page uploaded a parody of the "DuckTales" theme song titled "Dank Memes" (shown below). Within two months, the video gained over 850 likes, 775 shares and 230 comments.

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I HAVE OPPOSED 9GAG FROM DAY ONE. THAT WEBSITE HANDS OUT MILLIONS OF OUR DANKEST AND RAREST MEMES-ESPECIALLY OUR PEPES-TO UNWORTHY PLEBS. ane SHARE IF YOU AGREE! I'm tired of hearing about these damn emails! The only email I want to hear about better have a meme attached to it. WWW.BARNIESANDLERS.COM Whystop at marijuana? Let's legalize MDMA while we'reat it Pop amolly for the cause. BARNIESANDLERS.COM 2016 AULT-TEC One in five Americans cannot playthe new Fallout game today because they have to work. That's f------ bonkers. BARNIESANDLERS.COM Barnie Sandlers Body Pillow Show your support for Barnie wherever you go with this 20" x 54" body pillow, available soon in the Official Barnie Store. Hypoallergenic · 100% Grade A cotton . Hidden zipper enclosure . High tensile strength .Low-friction material . Stain-resistant WWW.BARNIESANDLERS.COM Barnie 2016 I am the only candidate who promises to make anime real. BARNIESANDLERS.COM

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