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McConnell: Hanging Out With Rush Limbaugh is Awesome

By Matthew Yglesias  

"McConnell: Hanging Out With Rush Limbaugh is Awesome"

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Sarah Posner reports from CPAC:

In his CPAC speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that conservatives are more “interesting” and “fun” than liberals. Here’s his proof: “who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich when you can be with Rush Limbaugh?”

The extent to which the formal political leaders of the Republican Party are eager to go this far out of their way to embrace Rush Limbaugh is interesting. But there are more Rush fans than Mitch fans:

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Just yesterday, Rush once again reiterated his hope that the economy continues to tank because that would be bad for Barack Obama’s reelection prospects.

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