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Happy birthday, stimulus! NRCC launches website to remind Democrats of their 2009 promises

In honor of — or perhaps with disdain for — the second anniversary of the passage of the $787 billion stimulus bill the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has launched a website to remind Democrats of the promises they made in 2009.

Inspired by the website “Texts From Last Night” (TFLN), which features embarrassing and amusing late-night text messages, the NRCC has compiled the most outlandish promises in a similar format titled, “Texts from Last Congress” (TFLC).

While TFLN was created to highlight how technology can further human stupidity, TFLC just wants to highlight congressional stupidity.

“TFLN was founded in February 2009 by two friends for reasons that may or may not include: the tendency to press send more easily as the night turns to morning, friends’ social habits, disgraced government officials, exes, law school, closing down bars and leaving tabs open, general debauchery and/or a common disgust for all the negativity surrounding the ‘sexting’ phenomenon,” explains the TFLN website.

By contrast its congressional cousin is merely “a compilation of statements by members of Congress and their constituents’ (fictitious, although accurate) responses.”

Featured Democrats include, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Texas Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, New Mexico Rep. Martin Heinrich and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree.