Skip to comments.Sen. Boxer on PBS cuts: 'Republicans have a vendetta against Elmo'
Posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:07 AM PST by BradtotheBone
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a "vendetta against Elmo."
Boxer made the comments during a floor speech where she made the case for her bill that would ensure that the president and lawmakers are not paid if a government shutdown occurs.
Boxer said that the cost of four hours of the Iraq war would be enough to keep PBS funded and the popular fire-red children's character on the air.
Boxer believes that the GOP has more than just a vendetta against Elmo. She added that Republicans hold a "vendetta against healthcare" and a "vendetta against clean energy."
House Republicans last month passed a bill that would strip government funding for both National Public Radio and PBS.
Just how much does Sesame Street merchandise make every year???
Your right Ma’am!
Californians, please notice that your junior senator has the intellectual capacity of a first grader.
At least Big Bird is safe this time, Babs.
once we found out that Elmo was a socialist! all about distractions!
Hey Boxer...as a taxpayer that has funded Elmo Inc for the last thirty years I sure would like to see my cut of the merchandising royalties from all PBS related programs!
Boxer...don’t you love us? Aren’t you fighting for us? You’re rich enough—redistribute your wealth and pay for it for us. Surely you’re just this compassionate. Write the check, wench! Don’t be an Oscar.
Poor Ernie is trapped in an abusive gay relationship with Bert.
The Cookie Monster has an eating disorder.
The Count suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Oscar wouldn't be such a Grouch if they didn't make the homeless live in garbage cans on Sesame street.
Her abortion policy has been so successful that the Elmo fan population has dropped to a ‘special interest “ group we can no longer subsidize
It’s not Elmo, it’s Miss Piggy, who reminds me entirely too much of Babs “yes-ma’am” Boxer
Ah, I'd rather have the cash, thanks.
No, we just think that elmo can support himself...
Elmo is smarter than Boxer. They both need to be defunded.
I’m so proud to live in a state where one Senator (Feinstein) is a lib, but is semi-rational, and the other (Boxer) who is a blithering leftist idiot.
The Sesame Workshop, formerly the Children’s Television Workshop, is a separate entity from PBS and is essentially self-supporting through a separate donor system and product licensing. In short, Babs is full of it. But we knew that.
She realizes that that honor must be continually earned, and she is more than happy to oblige.