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Our Political World Has Become 'Stranger Things,' Says Congressman

"We are now stuck in the Upside Down."
February 16, 2017, 8:10pm

On Thursday, Rhode Island congressman David Cicilline rolled up to work with a Bernie Sanders–size poster board that read "Trump Things" and launched into an immediately legendary speech on the House floor that compared the Trump administration to the shadow dimension from Netflix's Stranger Things.

"Like the main characters in_ Stranger Things_, we are now stuck in the Upside Down," Cicilline said, standing in front of an image he definitely made with an online Stranger Things logo generator.

"Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us," he continued, going hard on the show references. "Like Mike, Lucas, Dustin, and Eleven, we must remain focused on the task at hand and hold this administration accountable, so we can escape from our own version of the Upside Down."

If it wasn't already evident, Cicilline confirmed to io9 that he's stoked for the show's new season. But if he were a true Stranger Things fan, he should have melted everyone's brains on CSPAN by bringing in a giant Christmas light alphabet to spell "WE ARE FUCKED." Maybe next time?