Being a politician in 2017 is a lot like being a brand online in 2017. For people to like you—or at least not actively hate you—you have to be this almost impossible blend of inoffensively charming, seemingly guileless, as well as hip without looking like you are trying to come across hip.
Which is why Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) is the belle of the internet. In trying to insult Donald Trump’s healthcare bill and opining on the vote to prevent Obamacare’s repeal, Cantwell (D-Wash.) referenced Macklemore.
It’s… perfect. The burn is a little stilted, and she calls him “Mr. Macklemore.” But what would you expect from a 58-year-old? It’s cute, and a good joke. The Heist!
It also started a wonderful riff on her construction.
"to paraphrase our great canadian neighbor – drake – if this healthcare bill passes, none of us will have… more life."— Nathan Miller (@DJSnaKK) March 21, 2017
"I wish I could get a famous rapper from outside Detroit here, Mr. Eminem, because this bill is really shady." https://t.co/JK6yOS9jvD— Jonathan "Boo and Vote" Cohn (@JonathanCohn) March 21, 2017
"If only we could get Chance the Rapper here, because with this bill the GOP doesn't want us all to do the same drugs no more" https://t.co/WSDJex0XzX— YDSA of PLU (@ydsplu) March 21, 2017
Keep doing you, Sen. Cantwell. It’s what Macklemore would want.