#ObamaDrink: McConnell Fans Photograph Themselves Drinking With A Ghost


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made a — rather awkward — meme out of President Obama’s swipe at him during the White House correspondents dinner last weekend.

“Some folks still don’t think I spend enough time with Congress,” the president said. “‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ they ask. Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?”

McConnell responded Monday by tweeting out a photo of himself at a bar with a beer, and a glass of wine set before an empty chair facing him. His campaign followed up with an email asking supporters to join the fun with the hashtag #Obamadrink.“Everyone that submits an ObamaDrink photo will be automatically entered to win a drink of your choice with Mitch!” read a post on the McConnell’s campaign Facebook account.

McConnell’s campaign posted the results Thursday on obamadrink.tumblr.com. There were more than 20 photos — of a person drinking a beer beside a glass of red wine and an empty chair.

Two samples from the website:


Click over to obamadrink.tumblr.com for more.


Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.