By STEPHANIE CASELLA Feb 15
Bernie Sanders is a character, and by a character, I mean he has character. He’s a Jew from Brooklyn with messy hair, hands a-twirlin’, a funny accent, and a hunched back. Apparently, he owns just two pairs of underwear — well, at least Larry David said so in a rumor he started via Saturday Night Live. So what if Bernie’s not the picture of a president — just how should a president look? Possibly like Bernie! In any case, ever since he has appeared on the presidential scene, Internet goers have produced plenty of jokes to accompany Sanders along his potential journey to the White House. In addition to his widespread hashtag, #FeelTheBern, and his apparent lack of undergarments, Sanders is a stand-up guy who is really out to help others.
As far as jokes go, the “Twitterverse” and other areas of the Internet have their proverbial bases covered. Comedians are all set with plenty of ammunition. The jokes are ready to roll out. Some are actually hilarious, others more sentimental about the areas closest to people’s hearts, some are flat-out inaccurate, a couple are from Bernie himself, and all of them are entertaining.
Without further ado, I present jokes from the late-night circuit that featuring Sanders in all of his Democratic Socialist glory.
This is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary. They’ve been doing this primary in New Hampshire since Bernie Sanders was 5 years old.
Bernie is very popular in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton today spent the whole day quietly googling the words “life expectancy for old man in snowy weather.”
Someone asked Hillary who her favorite president was, and she said — with apologies to President Obama — “My husband, Bill. My favorite is Abraham Lincoln.” And then Bernie Sanders said, “Senator, I knew Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was a friend of mine. And you, ma’am, are no Abraham Lincoln!”
Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by 27 points. Bernie is very well liked among Democratic voters. Among those likely to vote in the primary, his favorability rating is 91 percent — that is incredibly high. As are many of his supporters.
Meanwhile Bernie Sanders announced that he loves selfies. He just hasn’t figured out how to take them on his rotary phone.
Sanders had 27,500 in the sport arena in Los Angeles In August, 11,000 in Phoenix, 28,000 in Portland on a Sunday. A guy in his 70s filling stadiums? Who does he think he is, a Rolling Stone?
Bernie Sanders may not tell jokes on purpose, but it’s tough to deny his inherent hilarity. It’s one reason why America, whether supporting him for president or not, simply can’t get enough of him. As he said in Iowa, “I’m not here to tell you some good jokes. I have a bad sense of humor. It wouldn’t work in any case.”