For stimulus ads, Dems, GOP go high-tech

Both sides come up with surprisingly good parodies to mark anniversary of passage

Published February 17, 2010 5:42PM (EST)

As a general rule, when political types try to reference pop culture, especially to parody it, the results aren't pretty. Hopefully two videos put out Wednesday, in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the stimulus, signal the start of a new trend.

By some sort of fantastic coincidence, both the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Democrats on the House Labor and Education Committee decided to parody high profile tech ads to mark the anniversary. The NRSC took a page from the ad Google ran during the Super Bowl, while the Democrats used Apple's "There's an app for that' ads as their jumping-off point. Both are below.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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