The organizers of CPAC are hipping that mufucka up (is that what the kids say these days?) with some videogames and snacks.
We're gonna have the most popular games. There'll be Guitar Hero. There'll be Dance Revolution. There'll be Call of Duty," said Kevin McCullough, the radio host who created the XPAC Lounge with actor Stephen Baldwin.
There'll be a distinct conservative component, no doubt. Icons of the right like Ann Coulter and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele are expected to speak there and work the room.
Nothing says "hip, fun, conservatism" more than Ann Coulter and Michael Steele wandering through a room of awkward 20-somethings playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It'll be like when your mom tried to sit down and talk with you while you were trying to beat Tomb Raider, except that your mom knows more black people.
This, however, is my favorite part:
The approach is a bit of a throwback to how Steele said he would approach conservative messaging when he took over the party last year. He said in an interview last February he would apply conservative principles to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings" and described the coming GOP public relations push as "off the hook."
Steele's "hip-hop" approach suffered a misfire last fall, though, when he launched a blog under the name "What Up?" -- and then dropped the title after it was widely mocked.
Conference organizers said Steele had nothing to do with the CPAC event planning.
Just so everyone is ABSOLUTELY CLEAR, CPAC's stumbling, ill-advised embrace of ABC Family's version of black people is completely and totally separate from what that brown fellow did a ways back, because they're encouraging everyone who attends XPAC to completely ignore everything except the bright flashing screens. This should work like a charm.
Also, should I be the one to point out that X-Pac was the name of an insanely scuzzy WWE wrestler from the late 90s and early 2000s whose main contribution to society in the past decade was the incredibly disturbing sex tape 1 Night In Chyna? No. Of course not.
Have fun, guys!