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At CPAC, Mitch McConnell Calls Conservatives ‘Simply More Fun Than Liberals’

At CPAC, Mitch McConnell Calls Conservatives ‘Simply More Fun Than Liberals’

 

Written by Alyssa Rosenberg

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has an interesting new recruiting strategy for conservatives. “Conservatives are more simply more fun than liberals, and there is a reason for that,” he told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning. “We’re always right.” Watch it:

Speaking in 2009 to CPAC, McConnell made the same argument, commenting, “Who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich when you can be with Rush Limbaugh?”

My plans for a rockin’ time out don’t generally include hanging out with my friends in conference rooms getting all self-congratulatory about our stances on policy, but to each his own. If McConnell wants to rebrand conservatism as America’s most entertaining ideological movement, he’s probably going to have to come up with a better reason people should believe him.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

 

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6:49PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

They are indeed simpler simpletons.

9:15AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Hey you guys, don't laugh so hard at McConnell because he thinks we liberals don't know how to have fun. His kind of fun includes watching the clown shows that we've seen about 20 of so far. Now THAT's been REAL fun, to see just how far those republitards are willing to go to antagonize the rest of the country, especially the women. And don't forget, it's going to be REAL FUNNY to watch them get their arses handed to them this November!! Now that's what I call fun!

7:00PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

For Mitch McConnell to say that conservatives are more fun than liberals.......
NOW THAT'S FUNNY!

6:12PM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Fun ? Mitch must think of fun in the same way that the Marquis De Sade thinks of fun.

I always preferred the name Bitch McFondle instead. His smile has always had that "goofy" aspect to it, sinister. That plus the chatter he is gay and has been married twice, this time to a woman much younger to him and she also works in the political field. But I think Mitch is more interested in the Larry Craig type.

8:53AM PST on Feb 12, 2012

I always knew that this man was an idiot.

2:27AM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Adolf Hitler had fun too.

8:12PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

The tea party Republicans Funny? Well, they were funny in their debate clown show. But other than that, not so much.

5:24PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH DR C

4:05PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

(@Robert H.)[C'mon folks. Jeff is just yanking your chain.]

I thought the chain was optional

3:58PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

We all know what Jeffrey thinks is fun. And he's right wing.

So point and match.

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