Critics and comedians take over conservative conference’s call for questions

The official account of CPAC asked Twitter users to submit questions for speakers. It backfired.

Have a question for a speaker for any of the sessions? Use our hashtag, #CPACQ, to send in your question. #CPAC2015 pic.twitter.com/tJiJ6dkWC3

— CPAC (@CPACnews) February 26, 2015

The request for questions accompanied this week’s kickoff of the group’s annual conference, and the intent was seemingly to get Twitter users involved in a dialogue with speakers. Instead, almost every use of the #CPACQ hashtag Thursday was a joke or a harsh criticism of conservative politics.

Did you guys stop saying “What Would Jesus Do?” because you hated the answer? #CPACQ

— Kendall (@KendallMcK) February 26, 2015

#CPACQ How, exactly, does ensuring all people have access to affordable health care go against the teachings of Jesus?

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