Clueless politicians on the right and left are trying to relate to our generation by unironically appropriating internet memes.
This appropriation of doge by the Department of Health and Human Services is the latest in a series of terrible attempts to use internet memes to make apathetic Millennials want to get health insurance. Previously featuring Pajama Boy, Brosurance, mom jeans, and so on.
Why does HHS think that doge will make people sign up for health insurance? And why do they seem so darn clueless about how stupid it looks?
Now lest you think this is a problem with rich, old, out of touch liberals, I present:
Get a selfie with Sarah Palin. A shout-out from Newt (eww). Snag some swag (Pictured: Obama bobbleheads). And if you still want to go to their conference after these horrors, you can enter to win an all-expenses-paid trip. Just click “I’m In.”
This isn’t what Millennials want (although we do take selfies, laugh at doge, and use memes—ironically—to make fun of people.
Republicans and the Obama administration are saving us the trouble.
By the way: the only young people who still think selfies are cool can’t vote yet. Stop trying, politicians. You’re making yourselves look bad.
You know what would be nice? If politicians started treating Millennials as adults, and behaving like adults themselves.
But maybe that’s too much to hope for from Baby Boomer politicians.