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John Boehner's website just posted a listicle of Taylor Swift GIFs

As one commenter on Speaker.gov so cleverly put it, the U.S. Speaker of the House just "put the bae in Boehner."

A new post on Boehner's website attempts to explain the Republican criticisms of President Obama's new proposal to provide two years of free community college for Americans — using Taylor Swift GIFs.

While the idea of free college makes young people Swift-dancing-level excited, Boehner wants to remind the U.S. that the initiative would cost "60 billion dollars over 10 years." And "not even all the Taylor Swift album sales in the world would cover that bill," the listicle notes. Oof. --Meghan DeMaria