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.

For those unfamiliar with the “soon” meme, it’s defined by 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.


  • waltermitty2012

    Soon McConnell plans to offer a budget in the Senate, something Senate Democrats haven’t passed in over 1,350 days.

  • KansasGirl

    Not surprised.
    Didn’t O pretty much declare war on the opposition?

  • TheOriginalDonald

    I was not impressed-McKayla Maroney

  • TocksNedlog

    Ashley Judd won’t know what hit her.

  • ember

    Oh, soon can’t be soon enough.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Phase 1: Mitch is taking names.
    Phase 2: Let the ass-kicking commence.

  • TXL

    What about the creepy looking guy with the sinister smile to the left of him?

  • bedfordthegreat

    Everyone on both sides excrements on Mitch, but speaking as a Hoosier that lives right next to Louisville, I wish I had him as my senator over Lugar, Coates, or whoever the new Dem one is. Other than GIngrich, he seems to be the best GOP leader in either branch of Congress that I can remember (which, granted, is a sad thing),

  • elizabeth walker