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GOP new media venture: 'Just Tax'

The Republican Party is looking for ways to invigorate the party and get a new generation of voters into their ranks.

So what better way than to combine YouTube, Lady Gaga and taxes?

CNN's Political Ticker reports that at Tuesday morning's weekly House GOP conference meeting, the party faithful were shown a clip of a video parody of the Lady Gaga hit "Just Dance." In the video, the song's refrain is replaced with "Just Tax."

Peter Cowman, a recent graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, created the video. Washington Rep. Dave Reichert asked Cowman for permission to show the parody to his Republican colleagues as an example of how to use new media to get young people involved in politics.

It's not necessarily a bad idea, but a take-off of a flamboyant, electro-pop diva's song might not be the most effective way to get a message across to a more staid GOP gathering.

Even House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind,) had to admit that very few of the group's members were familiar with the original Lady Gaga song.

Very few? Try none!


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