You're probably aware by now of the GOP's crusade against public broadcasting, their desire to cut funding for outlets like PBS and NPR. As a result, Elmo — yes, the muppet — showed up on Capitol Hill and testified on "the need for more arts funding." That sounds pretty innocent — unless you're Sen. Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, who wrote an angry blog post outing "public broadcasting's furry friends" as "political animals."
Quoth the Republican,
"Inside the Beltway, Sesame Street turns into K Street and Elmo is a lobbyist. … Make no mistake, public broadcasting’s furry friends are political animals. At this rate, Americans can expect Big Bird to start filming commercials to hype ObamaCare. … If the FCC can borrow Elmo from PBS to build support for their plans, what’s to stop the Department of Health and Human Services from feeding Big Bird some lines?"
Sen. DeMint logically thinks that American adults will believe anything if it's said by a man in a bird costume, and that the only way to save this country is to defund muppets. Yes, this is how our elected officials are spending their time. Welcome to your future, Egypt.