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.

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Thursday was a strange day to be a citizen of the Internet. People got into intense arguments about the colors of a dress, a pair of escaped llamas became an instant meme and the Conservative Political Action Committee put out an open call for questions on Twitter.

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

— 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.

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