When TV show references fall flat
Sunday afternoon the Democratic Party’s official social media accounts unveiled a series of graphics.
A total of eight graphics were posted on both Facebook and Twitter. Each graphic was meant to be jab at a Republican presidential hopeful.
We have no idea what this is supposed to mean.
Ah yes, the shutdown.
Yeah, we’re lost here, too.
Giggled at this one and would totally wear the t-shirt.
Admittedly, when I saw the first few graphics, I was a little puzzled as to why each graphic said ‘House.’ And then I got to the Walker graphic and it was abundantly clear:
Also debuting April 12? The “Game of Thrones” season premier. The HBO hit series identifies the various families vying for the iron throne as House _______. The graphics were well timed memes of the popular series. Clever, really.
The eighth graphic taking a stab at Senator Rubio ruffled a few feathers though.
From the DNC, Dems want their "House Rubio" to fetch them bottled water. Not surprised by the Party of Jim Crow. pic.twitter.com/qFDvrUDv5D
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 14, 2015
Social media was rife with outrage over the allegedly racist graphic. Whether offended parties missed the “Game of Thrones” reference is unclear.
But for this particular offense, we have to plant our flag in the ‘Let’s Save Our Outrage for Something Truly Outrageworthy’ camp. There’s certainly plenty to be upset about when it comes to the Democratic Party, but a poorly constructed social media campaign seems a waste of precious energy.
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