Once again life imitates art. As some Americans were watching the moveable circus that is the Republican debate, a real faux Presidential candidate was launching his campaign on TV.
“America, I’m only getting started,” declared President Frank Underwood in a fake, but deviously timed, TV ad for his reelection campaign. The ad, which promotes the launch date of the fourth season of Netflix’s gripping “House of Cards,” was released with the improbably “frank” hashtag #FU2016 duringTuesday night’s GOP debate.
The ad also revealed the web address for his fake, but rather convincing, campaign website, FU2016.com, which also happens to lead with words that should make up the platforms of all the “real” Republican candidates: Inequality, Dishonesty, and Entitlement.
Obviously, the clever folks at Netflix know a lot about our political process. In fact, the show practically screams that we are “A Nation at Risk!” Let’s get to work.