Top Memes from the Presidential Election

Battleships and bayonets, Big Bird and more.

From battleships and bayonets to Big Bird, see how the Internet has responded to the highs and lows of the 2012 presidential election. ?Britt Middleton

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From battleships and bayonets to Big Bird, see how the Internet has responded to the highs and lows of the 2012 presidential election. –Britt Middleton

Invisible Obama - Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair to represent President Obama left a lasting impression at the Republican National Convention and spurred a parody Twitter account, Invisible Obama. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Invisible Obama - Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair to represent President Obama left a lasting impression at the Republican National Convention and spurred a parody Twitter account, Invisible Obama. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Like a Boss - The quick response to Eastwood. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Like a Boss - The quick response to Eastwood. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan

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Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan - Internet users took full advantage of Paul Ryan's boyish charm in the form of pictures of the Republican vice presidential candidate paired with swoon-inducing captions. (Photo: Heygirlitspaulryan Tumblr)

Occupy Sesame Street - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Occupy Sesame Street - Mitt Romney's plan to cut funding to PBS fueled countless Sesame Street-themed memes and made Big Bird a focal point of the first presidential debate. (Photo: Quickmeme.com) 

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Mitt, Please - (Photo: Seattle Weekly)

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Mitt, Please - (Photo: Seattle Weekly)

A Real "Rom-Com" - A string of fake movie posters inserting Mitt Romney into popular romantic comedies generated plenty of buzz. "A straight-talking billionaire says exactly what a group of lined-pocket supporters want to hear, but what he doesn?t know is that the other 47 percent of the country is listening," reads the tagline of this riff of 1989's Say Anything. (Photo: RomCom2012 Tumblr)

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A Real "Rom-Com" - A string of fake movie posters inserting Mitt Romney into popular romantic comedies generated plenty of buzz. "A straight-talking billionaire says exactly what a group of lined-pocket supporters want to hear, but what he doesn’t know is that the other 47 percent of the country is listening," reads the tagline of this riff of 1989's Say Anything. (Photo: RomCom2012 Tumblr)

A Real Jokester - Vice President Joe Biden's incessant smirking during the first and only vice presidential debate caused plenty of speculation about Biden's sense of humor.  (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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A Real Jokester - Vice President Joe Biden's incessant smirking during the first and only vice presidential debate caused plenty of speculation about Biden's sense of humor.  (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Binders Full of Women - While answering a question about his recruiting polices as governor, Romney used the phrase "binders full of women" during the second debate, a term that would come back to haunt him. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Binders Full of Women - While answering a question about his recruiting polices as governor, Romney used the phrase "binders full of women" during the second debate, a term that would come back to haunt him. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Horses and Bayonets - "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Obama said. "Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed.? (Photo: thedailybeast.com)

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Horses and Bayonets - "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Obama said. "Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed.” (Photo: thedailybeast.com)

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Mythical Defense - (Photo: rt.com)

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Mythical Defense - (Photo: rt.com)

Blown Away - Romney's binders full of women gaffe, Gangnam style. (Photo: cdni.wired.co.uk)

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Blown Away - Romney's binders full of women gaffe, Gangnam style. (Photo: cdni.wired.co.uk)

Easy Target - In the third and final debate, President Obama suggested that Romney was inexperienced in both foreign policy and military affairs when he quipped, "This is not a game of Battleship." (Photo: blogs.seattleweekly.com)

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Easy Target - In the third and final debate, President Obama suggested that Romney was inexperienced in both foreign policy and military affairs when he quipped, "This is not a game of Battleship." (Photo: blogs.seattleweekly.com)

Sweating Bullets - (Photo: blogs.seattleweekly.com)

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Sweating Bullets - (Photo: blogs.seattleweekly.com)

Romney's "47 Percent" - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Romney's 47 Percent - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Fightin' Words - Was President Obama too timid or was moderator Jim Lehrer overrun by the candidates? And would Mitt Romney really give Sesame Street the ax? These questions and more were answered in the form Internet memes providing priceless commentary of Wednesday's first of the 2012 presidential debates. – Britt Middleton  (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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It's Debates Like This… - Moderator Jim Lehrer was the subject of ridicule for not holding the candidates to their allotted speaking times during the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Take Down Those Obama Posters - (Photo: Heygirlitspaulryan Tumblr)

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Take Down Those Obama Posters - (Photo: Heygirlitspaulryan Tumblr)

RMoney - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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RMoney - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Mr. Interruption - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Mr. Interruption - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

Big Bird Has Left the Building - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Big Bird Has Left the Building - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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Defending Your Wallet - (Photo: Heygirlitspaulryan Tumblr)

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Defending Your Wallet - (Photo: Heygirlitspaulryan Tumblr)

The Real Dirty Harry   - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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The Real Dirty Harry - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

The Chair Won - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)

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The Chair Won - (Photo: Quickmeme.com)