House of Cards, the Netflix sensation, has a bit of a reputation for trolling real life politicians. It’s probably one of the absolute greatest marketing moves of all time, and it pays off in huge dividends. Their latest target was Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Paul paid a visit to the University of California–Berkeley last week where he was received with a roaring standing ovation. Berkeley is known as perhaps the greatest politically liberal stronghold in American academia. Paul is certainly the only Republican Senator who could pull of such a stunt at Berkeley, and happens to be in the lead for the Republican presidential 2016 nominee.
Paul took his anti-National Security Agency (NSA) message to Berkeley and tweeted a one-liner from his speech. House of Cards responded in typical fashion. Paul later re-tweeted the shoutout.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) March 20, 2014