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Top 10 political GIFs of 2014, ranked

If a photo is worth a thousand words, how many is a GIF of a politician worth?

We’ve seen some spectacular ones in 2014, so here’s a look at our favorites, ranked:


10. There was that time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn’t approve of a question someone asked Bruce Rauner on the campaign trail:


9. During CNN’s “Chicagoland” series, a young, shirtless Mayor Rahm Emanuel showed up:


8. Gov. Pat Quinn decided to dance at a Jackie Robinson West watch party:


7. Rauner also got in on the Jackie Robinson West action:


6. We can’t forget about the time Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell brandished a rifle at the Conservative Political Action Conference:


5. Vice President Joe Biden, as part of a White House promotion pushing Obamacare:


4. How about some awkward swaying/singing on Capitol Hill?


3. In one of the more disgusting things captured in 2014, Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia picked some earwax … and then:


2. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped a groundhog (which later died):


1. And the winner, without a doubt, is Biden doing his thing at the State of the Union address: