New Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) voted against defunding NPR. I’ve looked over his website to see if he is explaining his vote, but the only thing I see are a couple of headlines on voting to “rein in size and scope of Federal Government.” Perhaps it doesn’t matter since the legislation passed in the House; likely will not in the Senate, at least at this time.
I remember “back in the day” leading up to the November 2010 elections, when Sarah Palin endorsed Duffy as a “solid fiscal conservative.” Mmmmm. Maybe not, but I was excited about him then. He’s a former reality TV star, and a three-time world Lumberjack champion. He cuts his own wood and tends his own vegetable garden, and Sarah liked him.
Seven Republicans wanted to keep paying National Public Radio to shill for Democrats. Duffy isn’t the only freshman to do so. Chris Gibson (NY) and Rob Woodall (GA) put themselves on record for a ‘no’ vote, knowing, I’m sure, that the bill would pass anyway.
What is up with that? What freshman congressman wants a vote on the record for NPR, especially when the official story is that NPR brings in plenty by themselves, especially with these demographics:
NPR is widely regarded as an exclusive, elitist, and snobbish institution target marketing those with tastes similar to the left-of-center NYC Upper West Side schoolteachers, psychologists, social workers, college professors, and other white-collar bureaucrats who, like NPR, rely on the” tit of the state” (to quote Charles Krauthammer) and the coercive muscle of labor unions for their salaries and benefits.
According to market research, the typical NPR listener is white, upper-middle class (making above $90,000 per year), at least 50 years old, has a job in academia, education, human services, law, or other such fields, and holds at least one Masters degree or higher.
Four out of five NPR listeners would choose to drive an “eco-friendly” hybrid automobile, and almost half own cars that cost them more than $30,000. They are also 78 percent more likely to identify themselves as liberal, 97 percent more likely to belong to a country club, 68 percent more likely to use soy milk, 92 percent more likely to shop at Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus, and 56 percent more likely to hire a live-in housekeeper than the average American. NPR even once broadcast a segment entitled “In Defense of Elitism.”
NPR also has a strong, identifiable liberal bias in its broadcasting. In October 2010, NPR accepted a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Institute of George Soros, which has financed socialist uprisings around the world and other radical causes, and NPR’s former CEO, Ronald Schiller, accused Tea Party Republicans of being “racists” and “xenophobes.”
McDonald’s widow gave them $200 Million in 2003. You’d think that money would still be working for them today. American taxpayers give NPR no monies directly, but it gets about 2% of it’revenue through government grants, including and mainly from the Department of Education – which of course NEVER has enough money for our children.
Actually, I do kinda/sorta know why Duffy voted as he did. He says he heard from his constituents: some were happy, some were not, and he says the “vote I made was the right vote.” There you have it. Absolutely nothing about why his vote was the right vote. Just like a seasoned politician. The Lonely Conservative has the complete list of the 7 NPR-lovers.