Right Wing Conference Party's Cocktail Menu Tried to 'Own the Libs' With Its Drink Names, and It Backfired Spectacularly
The American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] is a convention of Conservative activists and politicians known for being one of the biggest events of the year for the far-Right.
This year's CPAC is on its third day and its speakers have already generated some wildly false claims, from former White House aide Sebastian Gorka threatening that Democrats are hell-bent on banning hamburgers to Donald Trump Jr. fanning fears of nonexistent "Post Term Abortions."
Democrats are enemy number one at CPAC, and the cocktail menu at one of its parties tried to reflect that. Instead, it only opened itself up for ridicule.
Owning the libs by reminding everyone of the president’s signature campaign promise he famously failed to fulfill https://t.co/HYLbLfGUch— Jess Dweck (@Jess Dweck)1551418612.0
The menu reads:
Russian Collusion - Vodka Soda
AOC - Juice box
The Wall - Whisky Neat
Sarah Sanders - Bourbon on the Rocks
Mexico will pay for it - Tequila Sunrise
T-RUM-p Derangement Syndrome - Rum & Coke
KAVANAUGH "I like beer" - A Beer
CRYN' [sic] Chuck Schumer - Wine
The item that got the most attention was the "Mexico will pay for it." You'll recall then-candidate Donald Trump's oft-repeated campaign promise that Mexico would pay for a wall at the southern border. In his attempts to secure American taxpayer funding for the wall, Trump initiated the longest government shutdown in United States history and just recently declared a national emergency at the border—a move whose constitutionality is in question.
Apparently the person behind this menu didn't know or didn't care that Trump gave up on Mexico directly paying for the wall years ago.
People were sure to remind attendees of the conference just how inept Trump has proven to be with his wall promise.
@TheDweck The wall should just be a cup of ice that the bartender keeps promising to fill soon— Idk (@Idk)1551451717.0
@jaredlholt Appropriately enough Mexico won’t actually pay for that drink either.— Willdolph the Red-Nosed Rayner 🦌 (@Willdolph the Red-Nosed Rayner 🦌)1551407669.0
@jaredlholt Isn't "Mexico will pay for it" a self-own?— Jonathan Rossman (@Jonathan Rossman)1551416473.0
@TheDweck After you order it, you are told you have to pay for it and it’s just some orange juice dribbled in a few… https://t.co/1SRaDwgxMU— NickatNite (@NickatNite)1551438293.0
That wasn't all they noticed.
Many pointed out that a lot of the "cocktails" aren't actually cocktails, and that if you walked up to a bartender and asked for "wine" or "a beer," they'd probably ask you to be more specific.
@TheDweck https://t.co/csQeUbOqzf— Dan K (@Dan K)1551421907.0
@TheDweck Also, whiskey neat doesn’t need a different name. If I’m ordering whiskey neat, I’m going to give them a… https://t.co/ZiHoG4TFd0— kyle whatever (@kyle whatever)1551424632.0
@TheDweck that is ths saddest cocktail list Ive ever seen— Andrew Wade (@Andrew Wade)1551447280.0
@TheDweck Can I get a cocktail menu please? *bartender hands me a single piece of paper. One word: “Cocktails”*— Anton Whittet (@Anton Whittet)1551455194.0
However, we have a feeling the "mixologists" behind these are giving themselves a collective pat on the back.
@TheDweck Here is the guy who wrote the menu https://t.co/krvEtutU5b— Roger Lie (@Roger Lie)1551426247.0
@TheDweck The worst part is that they think they are gd hilarious— Marjie Cunningham (@Marjie Cunningham)1551428360.0
@TheDweck Imagine being the fuckstick or fucksticks that thought this up thinking they're clever. What a way to wake up every day...— Michael F. Meitbual (@Michael F. Meitbual)1551420177.0
Like Brett Kavanaugh's beer, the jokes were just flat.