Another day, another hilarious internet meme ruined by politicians trying to be hip.
wow. such obamacare funding. oppose ted cruz. pic.twitter.com/bIgXNNpimi
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@StockmanSenate) December 23, 2013
Rep. Tom Massie (R-Ky.) also got in the doge action in a critique of congressional bipartisanship.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 23, 2013
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.