I know this will come as a huge shock to you, but I love Anthony Weiner. He is one of the few members of the Democratic Party that has absolutely no shame whatsoever in being a progressive liberal. He’s completely unapologetic and to say it’s refreshing would be a huge understatement.
As a person that loves sarcasm and witty humor, it’s an absolute pleasure to watch Weiner in action as he exposes the current crop of Republicans for masking their cultural crusades against women, gays, minorities, public radio, PBS, and more, with the guise of cutting spending.
I’ve got 2 videos for you below. The first is the aforementioned sarcastic rant by Anthony Weiner, and the second is a succinct, direct defense of NPR by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX); who has a few great lines of his own, including:
‘Like their continued assault on PBS, these Republicans just can’t tell the difference between Big Government and Big Bird. While they pander to Wall Street, they continue to want to terminate support to Sesame Street. All Things Considered, their attack really has nothing to do with balancing the budget it is an ideological crusade against balanced news and educational programs.’
Does Washington have a spending problem? Sure. But, as both Mr. Weiner and Mr. Doggett point out, cutting government funding of NPR is more about culture wars than cutting deficits. If fact, the Republican Party in 2011 as a whole, are more concerned with creating cultural wedges than fiscal responsibility.
One can only hope that one day, middle-class cultural conservative voters will begin to wake up and understand that they are voting against themselves when they vote for the Republican Party. As always, share videos like these with everyone you know!