Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Pettiest of Politics: Republican Congressman Tries to Eliminate Funding for Obama's Teleprompter

As reported by Fox News Nation:
The House formally began debate, which is expected to last three days, Tuesday afternoon following some wrangling over the hundreds of amendments lawmakers want to attach to the package. More than 400 amendments were filed Monday night. Among them were a proposal from Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., to eliminate funding for the president's Teleprompter and one from Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, to strip funding for the alteration, repair or improvement of the executive residence of the White House and instead divert that amount to deficit reduction.
Do you hear that whirring sound? That's the sound of everyone who's ever died in military service spinning in their graves, disgusted by what passes for American political "discourse" and "debate" today.

Reminder to Republicans: there are way more important things to work on and think about than the President's teleprompter. Please get to it.

Oh, and by the way, lots of Republicans use teleprompters too - a quick Google search turned up pictures of:
1) Mark Rubio slamming Obama's teleprompter while reading his speech off of a - you guessed it - teleprompter



2) Sarah Palin using a teleprompter to address the NRA


3) Sarah Palin using a teleprompter while on the campaign trail with John McCain


4) Chris Dudley - and that was only on the first page of results.

Oh, and here's a post showing Mitt Romney, Dick Armey, Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney, and Jim DeMint all using teleprompters.

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that most Republicans who have given big speeches have used teleprompters. That's apparently just fine - but somehow it's a terrible sin when Obama uses a teleprompter. I don't get it - perhaps a Republican can explain it to me.

Anyway, let's drop TeleprompterGate and all move along to more important issues, shall we?

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