Conservatives are having fun celebrating the fact that Republicans control all three branches of government for the first time since 1928. There’s just one problem.
It’s true that Republicans made history on Election Night last week by winning the presidency and keeping control of the Congress. And because of that, and the fact that Republicans have viciously and without precedent blocked President Obama’s nominee, they will likely keep control of the Supreme Court.
But what Republicans forgot is that 1929 happened after their last such victory, resulting in an economic collapse called the Great Depression that ushered in severe hardship, fascism, homelessness, and a paralyzed government that didn’t really try to do anything about it.
The Young Conservatives learned this the hard way this week when they called for conservatives everywhere to “party like it’s 1928” on Twitter complete with a beer emoji. That was a mistake, too. Because Prohibition was still in effect and nobody could legally drink alcohol.
Party like it’s 1928! 🇺🇸🍺 pic.twitter.com/Bg2BQssm3k
— Young Conservatives (@YoungCons) November 17, 2016
And Twitter users had so much fun mocking them.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) November 18, 2016
— thankful carrot (@ItsCiCiNichole) November 18, 2016
@YoungCons it was illegal to drink alcohol in this country in 1928, you sicko degenerates
— The Discourse Lover (@Trillburne) November 17, 2016
.@YoungCons delete the beer emoji it was prohibited. This is going to be a pretty lame party, especially while we prepare for a depression
— John Yowan (@Yowan) November 18, 2016
.@YoungCons Haha yeah like it’s one year before people just start jumping out of buildings because the country fell apart
— Jessica Katzen (@aspiringcat) November 18, 2016
@YoungCons make sure to take your money out of the stock market before the party!
— s@@j حسان (@SaajjiidHasan) November 17, 2016
— Robin Eublind (@iamrobineublind) November 18, 2016
@YoungCons are you being sarcastic or do you just not know any history whatsoever
— big meanie 🚀 (@fartbutt69) November 17, 2016
@YoungCons A party with no drinking followed up by the Great Depression. Idiots.
— Mike P. (@ut_pez) November 17, 2016
@YoungCons try reading what happened in the 1930s, kids.
— Jeffrey Bruner (@jeffreybruner) November 18, 2016
@YoungCons party like alcohol is illegal, the banks are fresh out of money, and a giant dust storm is on its way.
Keep it L I T 👌😎👌 💯🕚
— Fax with Macts 😱 (@Fax_with_Macts) November 18, 2016
But that’s okay, once the “party” ended a progressive took over and cleaned up their mess.
— Pierce Alonzo (@pierce_alonzo) November 18, 2016
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