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Rep. Steve Stockman Ruins Doge for the Rest of Us

Welp, doge had a good run:

If you don’t know what doge is, well…um…Here’s the thing. Once upon a time a couple months ago, someone on the web started posting a picture of a Shiba Inu with basic emotions floating in comic sans about its adorable head:

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Because internet, this took off, with all manner of variations

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…as the combo of the cute dog and intentionally misconjugated word combos appeared to briefly give life meaning. It is now a legitimate crypto-currency, for reasons that pass understanding.

Now. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) is an ultra-conservative lawmaker best known for bringing Ted Nugent to the 2013 State of the Union address and making his campaign staff live in a pit of despair. He is also a prolific and vituperative tweeter who’s not afraid to score points off assassinations and abortions.

Last month, Stockman abruptly declared he was challenging Senator John Cornyn (R-TX, they’re all R-TX in this post)—arguably one of the most conservative senators in office—in the 2014 GOP primary from the right, calling Cornyn a “liberal” because he had criticized Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the shutdown fiasco. (Cornyn, whatever his other faults, knows fiasco=bad.)

And now here we are. The GOP has struggled to incorporate internet memes into its communications strategy before—see this foul attempt—and Stockman didn’t even get the doge tone right. Now it’s ruined for the rest of us.

Cornyn, take this SOB down.

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