At last! A bold, new suggestion out of CPAC, courtesy of Mitch McConnell, who suggests that more than anything else, the GOP is the party of "interesting," and "fun" people. As Sarah Posner reports:
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?"
And you can taste the difference, too! After all, Paul Krugman is an economist who worries that Obama might fail to restore the economy. Whereas Limbaugh is a radio talk show host who hopes Obama might fail to restore the economy. Which one sounds more "fun" to you?
Meanwhile, elsewhere, things just continued to skid off the rails, right into the Fun Zone, courtesy of stapler hurling angerclown John Bolton. Via 1115.org:
Here's a prime example from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.:
This morning, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He tried to up the fear quotient in the room by raising the prospect of an Iranian-sent nuclear attack on an American city. "It's [a] tiny [threat] compared to the Soviet Union," Bolton said, "but is the loss of one American city -- pick one at random: Chicago -- is that a tiny threat?" The audience erupted in cheers and laughter at the idea of Obama's home city being obliterated.
That's truly hilarious, isn't it--the nearly three million Americans who live in the third largest city in the U.S. wiped out in a nuclear holocaust? Definitely worth laughing at and, yes, cheering for.
Meanwhile, the GOP still faces the strategic fun gap, as Americans still naggingly prefer weed, like they always have.