Shameless doesn't even begin to describe this stunt. It's typical leftwing tactics on display with Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) leading the charge.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) rarely holds press conferences with animated aardvarks, but he went for it Wednesday, coaxing shy Arthur the Aardvark up to the podium.In particular, I thought this quote from Lowey summed up the pathetic attempt on the part of the Dems:
“Come over here Arthur,” Markey beckoned to the human-sized title character in the PBS series, “Arthur: The World’s Most Famous Aardvark,” motioning for him to come up to the podium, as a small crowd of curious tourists began forming. Nearby, Rep. Betty McCollum clutched an Elmo doll and a stuffed Big Bird sat on the podium — both ready to fight in defense of funding for public broadcasting.
The House GOP leaders have announced intentions to slice funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the continuing resolution, resulting in the elimination of programming for the over 170 million people that use public media each month.
But Markey, along with Democratic Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Nita Lowey, Sam Farr, Paul Tonko, and Bill Owens plan to unveil an amendment to a spending measure that will refund educational programs like “Sesame Street” and “Arthur,” as well as funding for National Public Radio and local broadcast networks.
“The GOP should be less preoccupied with silencing cookie monster and more focused on reviving the economy.”If it's all about silencing cookie monster, how does she explain the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) getting more than $400 million annual taxpayer dollars?
There would be more cookies for cookie monster if he went to the free market anyway.
h/t Gateway Pundit