LOL, WIN or WTF? House Republicans: What our website needs is moar BuzzFeed


The National Republican Congressional Committee has a shiny new web strategy: I can haz BuzzFeed?

More from National Journal:

Staffers at the National Republican Congressional Committee are finishing up a site redesign that’ll likely be rolled out this weekend. The new does away with all the typical features of a political website, emulating instead the style of the Web juggernaut whose top headlines currently include “10 Easter Bunnies Straight From Hell” and “14 Photos Of George W. Bush Touching Bald Men’s Heads.”

Yes. They’re going to copy BuzzFeed.

More from one of the strategists behind the LOLcat-ization of the NRCC:

Will listicles like “13 Animals That Are Really Bummed on Obamacare’s Third Birthday” help the GOP bring in more money and win elections? Reaction is mixed.

BuzzFeeders are loving the attention.

This may not be the end of the BuzzFeeding of politics:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Does anyone ever actually VISIT the NRCC web site? I am a Republican but have never felt the need to visit it.

    • Spatial Awareness


      • TugboatPhil

        Tritto (I just made that up)

        • Spatial Awareness

          Aaahahahahaha!!!! XD

        • Leroy Whitby


          • kilthan

            That should be the name of a new four layer burrito at Taco Bell.

    • therantinggeek

      Haven’t visited the site either, but you’d think the NRCC could be a little more creative rather than trying to copy BuzzFeed.

    • Kevin Krom

      They have a web site?

    • Christian Orpinell


  • capisce

    “That cat looks racist.”
    @Everyone at MSNBC

    • RblDiver

      NRCC’s reply: “No.” -Grumpycat

  • kilthan

    I’m not sure the RNCC can out Shallow the Democrats. I mean, its like the fact you can’t get colder than Absolute Zero (zero degrees Kelvin).

  • NCRelite

    I’m a sucker for lolcats, lil bub, and grumpy cat, but it annoys me that buzzfeed is a ‘thing’ in the political arena

  • Kevin Krom

    So, they’re going to steal content and troll for page views?

    Alas, I called it when the “autopsy” came out — keep doing the same stupid things, but with social media this time!

  • Jim

    It’s a small step, but it’s a step in the right direction.
    Liberals make huge cultural inroads by embedding their message into comedy websites like Buzzfeed,, and so on (not to mention shows like The Daily Show and Colbert Report). It’s hugely effective because it makes liberalism seem fun, and it gives them a massive platform to mock conservatism. Why bother debating a Republican’s arguments when you can just destroy his/her public image from afar? They’ve been cleaning our clocks for years this way, and it’s high time we started giving some back.

    • Anderson

      It seems to me they would do better to emulate a site like news busters not brain mush like buzzfeed. I used to think that most Rs were reasonably smart and informed, I guess not.

  • Ntr

    So, in essence, they want to become more like the Democrats (yet again). Next, they’ll be running the political near-clone of Hillary Clinton, RINO Chris Christie, in 2016 as presidential hopeful. As they say elsewhere, smh…

  • maplebob23

    I only clicked on this story to see cat pics. Only one? Rip-off!

  • EastValleyConservative

    Goodie. They can start BenSmithing everything too. Ugh. How more obvious does it have to be that we are at a one party rule?

  • Ben Bollman

    I was prepared to hate this but I actually think it is a pretty decent idea if executed correctly. I’ve said for a long time that we need to be emulating the effective strategies of the left, it is long past due. They are going to keep trouncing us unless we adapt our tactics.