Skip to comments.Sarah Palin is smiling somewhere, the House votes to cut off funding to NPR
Posted on 03/17/2011 6:45:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When Sarah Palin talks, people listen. They might not always agree, but they certainly hear the former Alaska governor loud and clear.
Recently the hockey mom was a guest on the Sean Hannity show and like many conservatives, Palin took aim at National Public Radio and several other federally funded arts and educational agencies.
"NPR, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that government shouldn't be in the business of funding with tax dollars -- those should all be on the chopping block as we talk about the $14-trillion debt that we're going to hand to our kids and our grandkids," Palin told Hannity on the Fox News Channel. "Yes, those are the type of things that for more than one reason need to be cut."
Wednesday more than 200 readers of the Culture Monster blog left comments debating the issue. Many suggested Palin didn't know what she was talking about. "I curse John McCain for giving this woman a voice in the national media," said one. "I don't know why someone who quit their only important elected office for monetary gain even gets a say," wrote another.
Thursday the House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding from NPR in an attempt to trim the bloated federal budget. It would also prohibit its local affiliates from using federal dollars to purchase programming from NPR or any other source.
Some readers are trying to find a silver lining in what others consider a troubling move by Republicans. Their comments after the jump.
"This may actually be good for NPR. They will no longer have to self-censor for fear of offending the flat-earthers who oppose any form of public discussion that doesn't revolve around all the urban myths they promote.....
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The NPR vote was as meaningless as their claim that they CR offered “meaningful cuts”. This was a “stand alone” bill. meaning the Senate will kill it, and the NPR funding will go on and on. The House Leader-lessship of Bonehead, Can’t-or, et.al. think they are successfully fooling us into thinking they’re doing The Lord’s Work. Meh.
But the readers of the Culture Monster blog don’t approve.
Excellent now we won’t be paying for the enemy’s ammunition.
Now, it's all her fault that NPR lost its federal $$$$$.
I luv it!
Where is Pissa...! never mind! LOL!
We can relax, he won’t be around at least for awhile.
By making it a standalone vote, it assures that Reid will kill it and NPR will rock on. Part of the smoke ‘n mirrors John Boehner plan, unfortunately.
Just like the standalone repeal of Obamacare. The real vote on Obamacare was the CR, and it passed. People like Mark Levin are on to Boehner, though. We’ll see what happens from here.
Question for the assembled: Wasn’t Reagan the last pol with Presidential aspirations who openly called for the end of actual programs?
Palin strikes me as more Reagan-like with every passing day. The similarities between them are striking and the conditions on the ground now and(omg)32 years ago eerily reminiscent. Maybe we can finally start the necessary work of deconstructing the federal beast if she is elected.
The Senate cannot fund anything the House does not initiate.
Not only was it not “meaningless” but whacking at the CR at 2 Billion a week does not hurt either.
Some fools, of course, think they can turn the Queen Mary on a dime. They naturally know nothing but how to squawk.
Do we know if it’s a temporary suspension or a zot?
Reid killing it won’t help him nor fund NPR. Intelligent people understand that.
Bad. It marks the failure of the conservatives to win the culture war. Why not take over NPR? It’s a good outlet to promote culture and education.
Cutting 10% of 100% increases isn’t turning, it’s fiddling while America burns.
We don’t know yet....hopefully its the later, but he won’t be trolling about the India, Israel trip!
Finally Netanyahu gets to talk to someone with a brain.
That piece has no bias whatsoever. Nope. Not in the picture selection or the text. None.
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