He has participated in numerous viral campaigns, including filling out an NCAA tournament bracket on national TV and promoting healthcare.gov on "Between Two Ferns" and Buzzfeed.
Sen. Rand Paul is also on the cutting edge of social media messaging, particularly when it comes to trolling the president. Paul's messages have worked: He has more than 500,000 Twitter followers, 10 times that of his fellow Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell.
But it's not about which
staffers and interns politicians use social media in a fun, interesting way. It's about the ones who are shoving a square peg in a round hole.
Should the official website for the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee be issuing a press release criticizing Obama's executive actions on immigration filled with GIFs? Probably not, but they did.
Way back in 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee did a similar GIF-filled statement in support of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Even Speaker of the House John Boehner harnessed the power of Taylor Swift GIFs to playfully criticize Obama's free community college plan.
Does all this digital effort make a difference to young voters when polarization has caused Congress to have an 18 percent approval rate?