The winner of the Most Obnoxious Way To Cheerlead The Government Shutdown on Fox News has got to go to Fox News' Todd Starnes. In a Fox Nation headline, Starnes "asks," "Will TSA Fondle Our Private Parts if Uncle Sam Shuts Down?"
The article, which is really a transcript from Starnes' Fox News Radio commentary, is yet another Fox News effort to pretend that a government shutdown is no biggie or even, in some cases, a good thing.
Starnes' comments were made before the shutdown happened but even if it did, Starnes suggested it wouldn't be enough of a shutdown. He said:
You will still get your monthly Social Security check. The mailman will still deliver your packages and the National Weather Service will still tell you the barometric pressure.
But you will not be able to camp in a National Park. You will not be able to visit federal museums or national monuments. You won’t be able to see the pandas at the National Zoo.
And on the plus side – the Internal Revenue Service won’t be able to conduct audit reviews. On the negative side – the TSA will continue to fondle our private parts.
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H/T Barbara S.
Thx4 Fish, Great point! They’d still be whining about the White House if they hadn’t just shut down everything else along with it!
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Since they’ve just pressed the red button and generated the problem, they’ve now put the rest of Congress and President Obama into a position where any deal that gets made will need to encompass both this issue and the non sequitur of the Debt Ceiling. So they won’t be able to play the big cards they thought they had. And by petulantly insisting once again on attacking the ACA after the fact, they’ve put themselves into a position where they can be primaried from the more moderate side by politicians who can campaign on the angle of sanity.
This doesn’t change the fact that they’ve just done damage to our economy. But they may have just done far more damage, unwittingly, to themselves.