Politics

McConnell: ‘Who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman…when you can be with Rush Limbaugh!’

This morning at CPAC, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell paid homage to hate radio host Rush Limbaugh, saying that he epitomized how fun Republicans are:

McCONNELL: Compare that [CPAC] to the left’s annual attempt to imitate, the so-called Take Back America conference, which last year drew about a third as many people as CPAC. What this proves, of course, is that conservatives are more fun and interesting than liberals.

I mean, let’s be honest. Who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich, when you can be with Rush Limbaugh!

McConnell then brought up progressives’ non-existent push for the so-called Fairness Doctrine, saying that it would be his “honor” to make sure that it doesn’t go through Congress. He further said that the measure should be called the “We-Can’t-Compete-With-Conservative-Talk-Radio Act of 2009.” Watch it:

Yesterday, the Senate also voted “to keep federal regulators from reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine,” even though there is no chance that the government will do so. The measure was added to a bill giving D.C. residents congressional representation.

Transcript:

McCONNELL: And few could have known how important CPAC would prove to be, and still is today. CPAC has been the host to presidents, lawmakers, and some of the nation’s top opinion leaders. And most importantly, it’s been a training ground for young minds. Of the record 850 registrants this year — 850 registrants this year — more than half — including, I’m told, a good number from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Compare that to the left’s annual attempt to imitate, the so-called Take Back America conference, which last year drew about a third as many people as CPAC. What this proves, of course, is that conservatives are more fun and interesting than liberals.

I mean, let’s be honest. Who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich, when you can be with Rush Limbaugh! […]

The founders felt so strongly about government limitations on speech that they prohibited it in the very first amendment. Yet some on the other side want to shut you up by limiting what’s on the airwaves. They call it the Fairness Doctrine. What they should call it is, the “We-Can’t-Compete-With-Conservative-Talk-Radio Act of 2009”!

And let me tell you this. It will be an honor for Republicans to make sure that this unconstitutional proposal never becomes law.