Who’s up for some Maxine’s Harass Mint and Utopian Breadline Pudding ice cream?
Twitter hashtag games are a fun and effective way of sharing our ideas, no less so now that Twitter is silencing conservatives. Case in point, Ben, of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream fame and fortune, coordinated a “name the ice cream for seven up and coming progressives” effort with MoveOn.org and got far more than he bargained for.
There was a time when conservatives dominated Twitter. Yes, really. We’re wittier, more clever, better informed, and just more fun than progressives, so when they rolled out nonsense like Obama’s Attack Watch, conservatives had a field day with the #AttackWatch hashtag game. The site didn’t survive the ridicule, and with Obama out of the White House, attackwatch.com is now for sale.
By the way, Misfit Politics’ “Attack Watch” ad is still the best of its genre. Absolutely hilarious and utterly, scathingly effective.
Perhaps Ben Cohen thought those days were far behind us?
Yo, internet! We need ur help to come up with 7 amazing flavors for 7 amazing up & coming progressives who could be headed to Congress in Nov. To sweeten the deal, Jerry & I will personally make a small batch of each of the winning flavors @MoveOn https://t.co/Gvn876rtTA
— Ben Cohen (@YoBenCohen) September 21, 2018
If so, he miscalculated, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t expecting the hilarity that ensued. Here are seven of my favorites (tweets/attribution embedded below):
Maxine’s Harass Mint
Max Tax Tracks
Utopian Breadline Pudding
Rocky Road to Ruin
Other People’s Honey
Beto’s Hit and Rum Raisin
Leftists may run us off Twitter, but their hashtag “games” are boring, unimaginative, and cookie cutter. You know the drill: Trump, the GOP, [insert any Republican pol or voter] is racist, misogynist, xenophobic, blah blah blah. Yawn.
By contrast, conservatives on Twitter have a good grasp of the issues and don’t regurgitate talking points by rote. We also have a sense of humor.
Snowflake chip!! pic.twitter.com/511M12LWoy
— Jennifer (@jennikeenan) September 22, 2018
End of the Americone Dream
Man Hating Maple
New York Super Socialism Chunk
Everything But The Freedom
Hillary Hillary Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz https://t.co/yoOIj8ngJy
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) September 22, 2018
Here's 8 in case there's one you don't want to use.
Asparagus Marxist Mocha
Chunky Gulag Swirl
Amaretto Alinski Mint
Gorilla Vanilla Chavez
Equality Toffee Coffee
Collective Caramel Delight
Allocated Apple Walnut
Venezuelan Truffle Crunchhttps://t.co/W8HsWOCexf
— Mel Cargle (@cargle_mel) September 22, 2018
How about “I lose, I scream!!!”
— Jeffrey Owen (@jeffowen43) September 22, 2018
— tricia brasseur (@BrasseurTricia) September 22, 2018
Utopian Breadline pudding. We can all stand in line together to get our rations! No cutting @Ocasio2018
— Chris Torgerson (@c_torgerson) September 22, 2018
How about Ellison’s Punch? Or Blumenthals Fables?
— Joseph Bruno (@jbru6no) September 22, 2018
Beto’s Hit and Run Rocky Road…
— Zone (@mahoneinthezone) September 22, 2018
Others I enjoyed:
Sour Grapes. I think it's perfect. Don't you?
— Kimberley Barreda ?? (@unlimbited) September 23, 2018
Hey @benandjerrys I have some ideas for your new flavors
Lying Lib Lemon
Schumer’s Shitty Apple Spice
Lock ‘er Up Lime
Pelosi’s Old Pomegranate Bits
Mad Max Melon
I stopped buying your products since you backed a cop killer in the 80s#boycottbenandjerrys
— Joy Gee ✊? (@Joy109) September 22, 2018
Those who somehow weren’t aware of Ben and Jerry’s political bent are now boycotting them and have created the hashtag
#boycottbenandjerrys since Ben didn’t bother to include a hashtag with his initial request. We’re always willing to help out with such oversights.
I will sure miss my Cherry Garcia. #boycottbenandjerrys
— sarasmlwd (@Sassafrascat) September 23, 2018
Unfollowing and boycotting! Thanks for showing your true colors! #boycottbenandjerrys
— Tiffany (@Halacey1974) September 22, 2018
— Pray for ?? (@Jlm9022) September 23, 2018
A truth bomb:
— Clayton Franklin (@ClayFranklin) September 22, 2018
Interestingly, Ben’s Twitter profile page header consists of him “stamping money out of politics.”
A fact not lost on right-leaning Twitter users.
So @benandjerrys, a for profit company, wants to use capitalism to endorse @TheDemocrats who ironically want to pursue socialism.
Time to spend my money elsewhere! #BoycottBenandJerrys https://t.co/TGMaZjWPyl
— ben lejeune (@theBenLeJeune) September 23, 2018
So, you're exploiting capitalism to raise money for your socialist causes and politicians… https://t.co/Ozwqn3ZMSf
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 22, 2018
Twitter hashtag games are lots of fun; I’ve enjoyed participating in many over the years and have fond memories of #AttackWatch, #ObamaAteDog (and the related and hilarious #ObamaDogRecipes), #ILikeObamaCare, and #ThankYouHillary.
Oddly, the left doesn’t seem to go in for too many hashtag campaigns these days, so the Ben and Jerry’s misstep is particularly welcome.DONATE
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