Let the ‘horses and bayonets’ meme begin

Aaron Hutchins calls the first meme of the third debate


Let the "horses and bayonets" meme begin

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Tue, Oct 23 2012 02:49:48

When discussing military spending at the third presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney spoke about how the U.S. Navy needs more spending and that the amount of ships they had was higher before 1920. Obama came back with a quick zinger, told with such sarcasm that it is sure to become the next political debate meme.
POTUS: "You mentioned the Navy and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets."Obama 2012
And so it began.
Then the candidates started debating horses and bayonets… http://twitpic.com/b6lo5fBuzzFeed
Horse And Bayonettes premieres this fall on The History Channel. #debates #Obama2012Adrian Hickman
I couldn’t resist… #bayonets #legos @MittRomney http://pic.twitter.com/77r9OUdMKris Castner
Hey if we’re outfitting everyone with bayonets, can I have a Klingon ba’tleth? #debate #klingonsLorenzo Sierra
Romney leads the horse-drawn charge! #Obama: We also have fewer horses and bayonets #debates #ImAGlobalist http://pic.twitter.com/B2BpqzzmSeaGlobalist
We can win any war with Binders full of Bayonets.Wayne Bridges Junya
"More horses! More bayonets! Romney/Ryan 2012" #debate http://pic.twitter.com/RuCb6t5UKatie Klabusich
Fact: Iran has been stockpiling horses & bayonets. #debateDane Cook
#debate2012 HORSES AND BAYONETS http://pic.twitter.com/9UyZjuOYMegan King
@BuzzFeed Romney likes horses and bayonets http://pic.twitter.com/uaMew7QuMikey S
"We also have fewer horses and bayonets." #presidentialdebate http://pic.twitter.com/tRp8U9n5Mohana Chakrabarti
A vote for Romney is a vote for more horse drawn buggies full of bayonets #debate #dnc #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/3Ud5kQwoǝǝ˥ ʎɐſ
Donkey team 6, Fix bayonets!!! http://pic.twitter.com/jGwtFrZqWilsonWilson
"Yes and we have fewer horses and bayonets than in 1916!" Smack!Michael Moore
Horses and bayonets! http://pic.twitter.com/Qntk5HwEThinkProgress
‎"Governor,you mention we have fewer ships than in 1916. Well we also have fewer horses and bayonets."-President Obama http://pic.twitter.com/Ehw5Vw06Joe Rod
CHART: At 106k TPM, "Horses & Bayonets" most-tweeted moment of #lynndebate. Total debate 6.5 million. #debates http://pic.twitter.com/X09VglWaTwitter Government



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Let the ‘horses and bayonets’ meme begin

  1. Muammar Gaddafi was pushing other Arab countries to adopt a gold standard currency which would have eclipsed the dollar and the euro.

    So the whole country of Libya was sacked in order to kill him.

    When the ‘rebels’ ousted Gaddafi, what was the first thing they did ? Form a new GOVERNMENT ?

    Nope. They formed a NEW LIBYAN NATIONAL BANK.

    Now, why would they do that?

    And even though they ‘ousted’ Gaddafi, he remained sole proprietor of the Libyan National Bank (the original one) until he (and his heirs) died.

    So… guess what? 

    The EUSSR needed Libya’s oil and since they have been on US military welfare since WW2, they had their dupe Sodom Hussein Obama arrange the assassination of their newly uncooperative stooge Muammar Queerdaffy, who they previously had on the UN Human Rights Commission.

    In Syria, nobody wants to get involved because it would force them to admit that George Bush was right and the WMDs Saddam Hussein did have and did use on Kurds and Iranians went over to his friend (and formerly theirs) Bashar al-Assad in the Ba’ath Socialist party.

    These EUSSR socialists can never face the facts of what socialism really is.

    -

    “The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.”

    - Foreign Policy (9-29)

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    Leon Puñettas was too busy having gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon… now there is a dead US ambassador and all the left wing progressives can do is play with their wee wees and cry about some stupid YouTube video ?

    These EUSSR socialists can never face the facts of what socialism really is.

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    “The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.”

    - Foreign Policy (9-29)

    -

    Leon Puñettas was too busy having gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon… now there is a dead US ambassador and all the left wing progressives can do is play with their wee wees and cry about some stupid YouTube video ?

    • Can you spill your homophobic bile into a sewer somewhere and spare us the fumes?

    • I can’t believe that you actually read this Canadian magazine site… You really sound like you belong on Fox News, or at least some American website, not on Macleans in Canada.

      • Your morals, your code, it’s a bad joke dropped at the first sign of trouble… You’re only as good as the world allows you to be. 

        When the chips are down, you “civilized” people will eat each other. 

        You see, I’m not a monster, I’m just ahead of the curve.

        You have all these rules and you think they’ll “save” you, when the only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.

        I already told you, I’m not here to “save” anybody. I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it…

        You’re a schemer, a schemer trying to control your little world… I’m not a schemer, I try to show you schemers how pathetic your attempts to control things really are.

        I introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order and everything becomes chaos.

        I’m an agent of chaos… And you know the thing about chaos?

        It’s fair…

        Nobody panics when things do according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying.

        If I were to tell the press millions of Americans would be blown up by an Iranian nut job or that Democrats have stolen their entire life savings with bailouts and Obamacare, nobody panics because it is all part of the plan…

        But if I say a few homosexuals in San Francisco are upset over their little wee wees, why, everyone just loses their minds!

        Sincerely,

        A. Joker

    • Wait a sec… I thought us wacky lefties were the ones with the conspiracy theories? I musta missed a memo.

      I bet Mitthead Rummy is somehow behind all this.

    • This is a ridiculous theory. I’m not surprised your demented mind has latched onto it.

  2. Lost in the hype of a Twitter trend is the fact that navy ships are not comparable to horses and bayonets just yet.

    • Also, one modern cruiser in the US Navy could annihilate the entire US navy from 1920. These things are indeed not comparable.

      • What a crock of shiite…

        A leaky fishing boat blew a huge hole in the USS Cole.

        • That’s guerilla warfare. In a normal engagement, 1920s Navy would never even see a modern ship. They’d be blown to bits from over the horizon.

          If guerilla warfare is what you’re concerned about, you should not be advocating for more high value targets like naval ships that are vulnerable when they are in port.

          I’m surprised you didn’t mention abortion.

          • There is nothing normal about warfare…

            There is a difference between a soldier and a warrior, a difference between a general and a warlord.

            A general can only follow his orders, a warlord is only constrained by the rules he agrees to.

            Your trouble is the belief that somehow a weapon makes you the superior soldier, when it is our wits that makes us warriors.

  3. All the bayonets and horses in the world aren’t worth it if they don’t also get more fifes.

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