House Victory for the First Amendment

Yesterday, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Pence-Hensarling-Flake Amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill.

This amendment will rescind the right of the FCC to enforce the Fairness Doctrine, the inherently unfair, archaic legislation, whose reinstitution is being discussed by the left.

In a brief, sparkling moment in a life of dim-wittedness, Democratic House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (Wis.) agreed with the right- but made sure to sound arrogant about it.

“We ought to let right-wing talk radio go on as they do now,” he said. “Rush and Sean are just about as important in the scheme of things as Paris Hilton, and I would hate to see them gain an ounce of credibility by being forced by a government agency or anybody else to moderate their views enough that they might become modestly influential or respected.”

How does it taste, Obey? Bitter?