Ambassador Nikki Haley still looks like an inspired GOP candidate for 2024, but she sent some shockwaves through Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit when she warned young conservatives about “owning the libs” online — it feels good, but it doesn’t persuade anyone, nor does it show leadership, she proclaimed.
Now the very much alive Sen. Orrin Hatch is up to bat at the high school summit, and he’s echoing Haley’s advice about owning the libs just to own the libs.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told conservative high school students they should "aim higher" than just "owning the libs" for the sake of "owning the libs." pic.twitter.com/0gG8rt2OMH
— POLITICO (@politico) July 26, 2018
“Provocation for provocation’s sake won’t win you any converts. To say it another way, if you are owning the libs just to own the libs, your victory will be short-lived and your audience will remain small. Aim higher, focus on a strategic outcome, and make your case.” #HSLS2018 pic.twitter.com/1eU0zSv3IA
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) July 26, 2018
But we like owning the libs. Sure, the victory is short-lived, but it’s a victory day in and day out. How about if the Senate gets to work confirming Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS to own the libs. THAT would be owning the libs.
And come on … Hatch’s social media person is a master at owning the libs; look at how badly they owned PETA when those left-wing nuts asked for people’s best argument for eating bacon. That was prime ownage.
Tricking the libs into thinking we'll stop owning the libs to own the libs
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 26, 2018
owning the libs by saying you're not going to try to own the libs
— lastnightinamerica (@americalastnite) July 26, 2018
Aiming high to own the libs
— B (@bbonix) July 26, 2018
What is higher than owning the libs?
— Pundit Cruise Line (@SuperWokePine) July 26, 2018
You can aim higher and still own the libs
— Ombudsman4Truth (@ombudsman4truth) July 26, 2018
It’s too much fun to own the libs though
— Harold Fairhair (@Harold_Fairhair) July 26, 2018
These days just being normal somehow ends up owning the libs.
— American Impressionizer (@Barrel_Skeet) July 26, 2018
He concluded his speech by saying “do it for the lulz.”
— FiendishDrWu (@zeroprimal) July 26, 2018
We hope Hatch’s social media people continue to own the libs. Here they are owning liberal Chuck Schumer:
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) February 27, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 24, 2018