Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Comic Relief of This Morning: GOP Rep Wants to De-Fund Obama's Teleprompter

As part of GOP's effort to cut $100 billion from the 2011 budget (which by the way was never passed by Congress), Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark, proposed an amendment to de-fund President Obama's telepromoter, although he pulled the amendment later.

According to Fox News:

...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...

Womack told Fox News Tuesday afternoon that he pulled his amendment because he wasn't able to get an estimate on how much it would save.

"I think we made our point," Womack said. "We're asking people to do more with less. And I think the president ought to lead by example. He is already a very gifted speaker. And I think that's one platform he could do without."

A very gifted speaker?

Where did he get that idea? Hasn't Representative Womack ever heard Obama speak without his beloved teleprompter? Obama can read English, that's for sure (unlike Bush); his teleprompters are indispensable for his reading.


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