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I Am Once Again Asking for Your Financial Support

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I Am Once Again Asking for Your Financial Support is a quote uttered by the United States politician Bernie Sanders in his December 2019 fundraising video. Starting in mid-January 2020, the quote gained popularity as an image macro on Reddit and Facebook, with memes imagining various scenarios in which monetary donations are being requested.

Origin

On December 30th, United States Senator and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination Bernie Sanders posted a fundraising video to his social media accounts.[1][2][3] The video received over 104,900 views on Twitter, over 124,800 views on Instagram and over 22,000 views on Facebook in four weeks (shown below).



I am once again asking for your financial support.

On January 15th, Redditor[4] 3RunRickyRun4 posted the first known meme based using Sanders' quote to /r/libertarianmeme subreddit, gaining over 570 upvotes in nine days (shown below). On the same day, the video was reposted by Being Libertarian[5] Facebook group, receiving over 3,800 reactions and 780 shares in nine days.


showing up to my parents after spending another months rent on weed and edm festivals... lam once again asking for your financial support.

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On the same day, popular Instagram[6] account drgrayfang posted a similar meme which received over 54,200 likes on the platform in nine days (shown below, left). On January 16th, 2020, comedian shitheadsteve posted another version of the meme which received over 101,000 likes on Instagram[7] and over 3,900 reactions and 4,100 shares on Facebook[8] (shown below, right).


showing up to my parents after spending my rent on weed and concerts again Iam once again asking for your financial support. The girl from high school who is advertising her pyramid scheme on Facebook @shitheadsteve Iam once again asking for your financial support.

Starting on January 16th, memes based on the template started spreading on Facebook and Reddit. For example, a January 16th, meme by Muster Point Memes Facebook[9] group received over 1,800 reactions and 2,300 shares in eight days (shown below, left). A January 16th, 2020, post by Redditor[10] Dumble-Dory received over 560 upvotes in /r/memes in the same period (shown below, center). A January 19th, 2020, meme posted to 9GAG[11] received over 8,900 points in five days (shown below, right). A January 22nd, 2020, repost of that meme in the /r/memes[12] subreddit received over 13,600 upvotes in two days.


That guy on your crew that's always broke 3 days after payday. MUSTER POINT MEMES Iam once again asking for your financial support. when you tell people you just want cash for your birthday Iam once again asking for your financial support. * Me running into my local 7-eleven minding my business The local crackhead: Iam once again asking for your financial support.

Starting on January 23rd, the meme saw a massive surge in popularity on Reddit. On that day, Redditor DatGameGuy posted a meme based on the format to the /r/MemeEconomy[13] subreddit, where it received over 71,800 upvotes in sixteen hours (shown below, top left).

Various Examples


College kids calling home for the first time in 3 months Iam once again asking for your financial support. When you get pulled over and have to coerce your homie into shoving an ounce of heroin up his ass Bernie @dillybarz_509 Iam once again asking for your an al support. me: *trying to open a ZIP file* WinRAR: Iam once again asking for your financial support.
EA games every 0.3 seconds Iam once again asking for your financial support. Nobody: Youtubers with Patreon: Iam once again asking for your financial support. Aragorn visits Rohan after failing to create an effective tax policy SE1TE JORDARINGS SHIREPOSTING Iam once again asking for your financial support.

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Bernie Iam once again asking for your financial support. Iam once again asking for your financial support.

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