Bernie Sanders' Dank Meme Stash
Bernie Sanders' Dank Meme Stash (BSDMS) is a Facebook group where members can share and discuss Internet memes relating to American politician and junior United States senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. Sanders was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and is currently a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The page has been thought to have boosted Sanders' popularity among millennials more than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
As of May 8, 2018[update], the group had a member count of about 417,147  The content of Bernie Sanders' Dank Meme Stash is user-submitted. Members of the group create posts as commentary for Sanders and his presidential campaign. Many of the posts edit the politician into memes.
One notable meme from the page, "Bernie v. Hillary", features a political poster comparing the two candidates on a particular issue mainly depicting Clinton as the less favorable option with Sanders being the preferred option.
A spin-off dating group, Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Singles, was founded by nonprofit director Beth Hannah, who works for the Human Resource Development Council in Havre, Montana. Members post either Internet memes, personal advertisements, or selfies.
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