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A California Senate Candidate Just Dabbed at a Debate and I Don’t Even Know Anymore

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A California Senate Candidate Just Dabbed at a Debate and I Don’t Even Know Anymore

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Welcome to politics in 2016, an unholy mashup of the dankest memes, The Real Housewives and The Purge. Should we even be surprised that a U.S. Senate Candidate dabbed at a goddamn debate yesterday? Probably not. Should we all just give up and go home? Definitely.

California Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez went after that elusive millennial vote by dabbing after her closing statement. Her opponent, Kamala Harris, gazed in stunned silence before saying, “So there’s a clear difference between the candidates in this race.”



But the best part is that now news outlets like Time have to spend paragraphs explaining what a dab is:


“For those unfamiliar with the move: The dab involves leaning the face into one’s elbow, sometimes while straightening the other arm. The California Panthers are into it, and once Jason DeRulo taught James Corden how to pull it off in a club.”


If the dab hadn’t lost its mojo when Hillary Clinton did it on Ellen, it certainly did yesterday. And while Sanchez’s shameless pandering to millennials only makes her appear super lame, Harris is masterful at the very millennial art of throwing shade (via her communications director):