If the mainstream media had any interest in impartially covering the soon-to-be-concluded “government shutdown,” then it might have on at least one occasion pointed out how it wasn’t really (or even remotely) a “shutdown.”
Seriously … 83 percent of our nation’s bloated, overreaching federal government stayed open. How is that a “shutdown?”
The MSM might have also seized on the comments of U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley – an Iowa Democrat who is the frontrunner to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, a longtime fiscal liberal.
Last week Braley bemoaned one of the most pernicious impacts of the so-caleld “shutdown” – the lack of fresh towels at the exclusive, members only Congressional gyms (which, of course, stayed open during the “crisis”).
“There’s hardly anybody working down there,” Braley told radio host Bill Press. “There’s no towel service, we’re doing our own laundry down there.”
Of course most people weren’t aware of Braley’s whining. In fact we didn’t know about it until guest columnist Alex Thornton referenced him in this column.
Gotta love selective MSM outrage, right?
Anyway, thank God for Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fiscally liberal Republicans like Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Not only do the Congressional gyms have towel service once again, but pretty soon that government-funded Panda cam will be up and running again!
Oh, and taxpayers will no longer have to spend money cordoning off open air government monuments … although they will have to start paying for the yard work again.