Yeah… They’re a serious bunch.
Democrats play the life-sized puppet card.
During the press conference Rep. Markey coaxed shy Arthur the Aardvark up to the podium to stand with them during their protest against GOP spending cuts.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer was joined by Reps. Ed Markey, Betty McCollum, Nita Lowey, Sam Farr, Paul Tonko and Bill Owens, as well as popular PBS children’s character Arthur, in announcing efforts to oppose House Republican attempts to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the Continuing Resolution.
UPDATE: Senator Jim DeMint added:
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Last year, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was allocated $420 million by Congress. And, President Obama is asking Congress to give a whopping $451 million to CPB in his new budget, even though the nation is more than $14 trillion in debt.
To put that in perspective, it would take Count Von Count more than 42 years to count the 451 million, one “Ah! Ah! Ah!” dollar at a time.
True. Ah! Ah! Ah!