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GOPers Ruin Beloved Internet Meme

12/23/2013 12:21 pm ET | Updated Dec 23, 2013

Another day, another hilarious internet meme ruined by politicians trying to be hip.

This time around, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) took a shot at Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), his 2014 Senate opponent, with this take on the "doge" meme.

Rep. Tom Massie (R-Ky.) also got in the doge action in a critique of congressional bipartisanship.

As MSNBC's Adam Serwer puts it, "ok so doge just died."

Good job, Congress. You created only 65 laws this year and cost the country $24 billion due to the shutdown, but at least you succeeded in killing one of the internet's favorite memes!

This is hardly the first time an elected official has used a meme to make a political message. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) posted a cat-themed listicle in October while taking a swing at Obamacare's error-plagued website.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Rep. Issa as a congressman from Ohio. He represents California.

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