To Obama, Big Bird trumps Libya
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Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, fired back at Lamb, saying, “To start off by saying that you had the correct number [of security personnel] and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility somehow doesn’t ring with the American people.”
This was a well-planned terrorist attack. The Obama administration has made a mockery of the situation, blaming it on a YouTube video. In the meantime, Obama continues to show compassion and mercy for those who attack the U.S. Instead of taking a strong stance against the Libya attackers, he wants to “challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world.”
What type of message does this send to terrorists who are planning future attacks on the U.S.?
On the home front, the president continues to run in circles around critical domestic issues. During the first debate, Romney told moderator (and PBS anchor) Jim Lehrer that even though he loved the character of Big Bird on the beloved PBS show “Sesame Street,” he would cut funding to the publicly funded network.
I may get booed for saying this, but Romney is right! The fact is that only 2 percent of PBS funding comes from a $445 million government grant, with the rest coming through private donations and grants and dues from television stations. Eliminating public funding would not be the end of PBS or Big Bird.
Obama has since released an attack ad mocking the Republican candidate, saying that Romney thinks Big Bird is responsible for the country’s economic crisis. The ad goes on to say, “Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about. It’s Sesame Street.”
Mr. President, the problem is that you are the one responsible for our country’s continuing economic crisis. This ad is terrible. There are way bigger issues at stake during this election than PBS and Big Bird.