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Rep. Weiner Mocks GOP Effort To End NPR’s Car Talk: ‘Thank God We Solved This Problem!’

Who needs Jon Stewart for ironically detached and comedic commentary on political absurdities? With The Daily Show on break, Rep. Anthony Weiner (a former summer house share buddy of the Comedy Central fake newsman) took to the House floor and fearlessly ripped the House GOP for their vote to defund NPR. And who did Weiner sardonically choose to celebrate as the real problem America faces? None other than Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers the hosts of NPR’s weekend show Car Talk. ” Finally my Republican friends are getting rid of them,” Weiner proclaimed, adding “Kudos to you!”

Weiner’s oratorical style on the House floor is quickly becoming the stuff of legend (and/or derision depending on one’s political point of view) and yesterday’s effort is likely to only further cement one’s impression of the Representative from Queens.

Perhaps the best part of the speech was Weiner’s listing of Car Talk employees that are going to be put out of work which included the Car Talk customer care rep, Heywood Jabuzov and the Director of Ethics Uly N. Sack before ending as follows:

The Republican party, no one can say they’re not in touch. They get it. They understand where the American people are. The American people are not concerned about jobs or the economy or what’s going on around the world. They’re staring at their radio station saying, get rid of Click And Clack. Finally my Republican friends are getting rid of them. Kudos to you.

Watch the video courtesy of C-Span below (partial transcript followsvia):


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.

I’m glad the Republican party finally said enough of Click and Clack the Tappet brothers. That clearly was what the American people said in Campaign 2010. It’s clearly in their contract with America or something: Get rid of Click and Clack.

It’s about time. I have to tell you something because the last thing we want is informative solutions to how we fix our cars and the Cartalk Puzzler.

The Republican party, no one can say they’re not in touch. They get it. They understand where the American people are. The American people are not concerned about jobs or the economy or what’s going on around the world. They’re staring at their radio station saying, get rid of Click And Clack. Finally my Republican friends are getting rid of them. Kudos to you.

(H/T TPM)

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