The House Republicans' vote to strip NPR of federal funding yesterday was great news for funnyman Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner! It gave him the opportunity to rant sarcastically, again, with a monologue he probably spent all night working on. Since House votes are automatic party-line approvals for whatever Republicans want nowadays, these bitter Weiner rants are pretty much the only reason for Democrats to pay attention to the chamber at all.
Here's a sample:
"Crisis averted, ladies and gentleman. What a relief. What a relief. I'm glad we got the economy back going. I'm glad we've secured our nuclear power plants. I'm so glad the Americans are back to work. We finally found out our problem. We discovered a target that we can all agree on. It's these guys [holding up a cardboard poster]. This is the problem. It's Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers. We're finally getting rid of them. Thank god we solved this problem for the country.
I am so relieved that we had this emergency session, that we waived the rules of the House that require 72 hours so we finally get these guys off my radio.