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Yuck, the GOP compared 'Legend of Zelda' to their tax plan — and failed so hard

In one short blog post about tax reform Wednesday, the House Republicans quickly lost any respect from gamers.

Nintendo fans went into defense-mode after the political group published inaccurate information about Nintendo while trying to compare Legend of Zelda to their tax plan. 

The first two paragraphs of the blog post, “What Do the Legend of Zelda and the Tax Code Have in Common?” (which was also share in a since-deleted tweet) tee up the head-scratching answer (if you can call it that):

The Legend of Zelda series is Nintendo’s best-selling video game franchise enjoyed by more than two generations of gamers. The action-adventure game was released in 1986, only one year after Nintendo’s founding in 1985.

And you know what else was released in 1986? Yeah, you do. The last major reform to the American tax code was signed into law in 1986.

So two things happened in the same year, and then what? Well, nothing. That’s the end of the comparison. Not only that, but Nintendo wasn’t founded in 1985 and Zelda isn’t its best-selling game. 

As people were quick to point out, Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a card company.

No matter how you look at it, Nintendo’s best-selling franchise just isn’t the Legend of Zelda, on any of their consoles. However, it was originally released in 1986, so the post got that part right.

What a cheap swing.

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