Senator Mitch McConnell is a hard person to laugh at. Love him or hate him, he’s established himself as one of the more bland personalities on Capitol Hill. Yet today, it was proved that even the very-vanilla McConnell could find himself at the center of an Internet meme. After being caught staring sternly in an inauguration crowd, the Gentleman from Kentucky looked ominously like someone involved in a dastardly plot. Of course there’s a meme for such images, and this one quickly spread among the punditry.
— Dorsey Shaw (@dorseyshaw) January 22, 2013
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 22, 2013
— Wayne Baisley (@craptard) January 22, 2013
— Frank Saltzman (@fsaltzman) January 22, 2013
— Shelly (@rochshelly) January 22, 2013
— Richard Potato (@d1ckt8r) January 22, 2013
— Marcus Harvey (@marcushasfun) January 22, 2013
— Patty Burns (@grandma420) January 22, 2013
For those unfamiliar with the “soon” meme, it’s defined by KnowYourMeme.com as “an image macro series that typically features a creepy looking figure peering out of a dark enclosed space with the word ‘soon’ overlaid. It is meant to imply that the figure is planning some kind of devious scheme.”
Yes, we actually looked that up — so you don’t have to.
Here are some other famous images associated with the meme. McConnell is in good company.
Yeah. That honey bear definitely reminds us of Mitch.