I stand with Big Bird.. Don’t use my name in your political game. Seriously, don’t.
As funny as the memes are that poke funny at Romney’s debate graft in which he said that he was going to cut funding to PBS, I think it is wrong for either campaign to use Sesame Street characters in attack ads.(Romney did it as well, folks.)
There is also no need for the campaigns to spend the money on creating ads including these characters when the internet is full of meme generators. Spend your money elsewhere and don’t politicize a beloved icon of childhood.
I think if Big Bird were to speak out he would tell both sides that they need to work on getting along and telling the truth. The only way to really fix the country is for everyone to work together and find solutions that work for everyone. Not just a select few.
He would also probably say that there are some things in life that are priceless and help everyone like public parks and educational shows. Yes, they cost money, but they do so much good and are an essential part of who were are as Americans.
I am a child who grew up watching Reading Rainbow, Mister Rogers, Captain Kangaroo and Sesame Street. Three of those shows I watched on my local PBS stations. They helped instill a love of reading, fairness and curiosity in my young mind. They taught me values that other children’s program could or would not. No offense G.I. Joe or Thundercats.
Yes, our country is in trouble but we shouldn’t thought Big Bird out with the nest of excess government spending. Somethings are worth preserving. PBS and NPR are among them. Just my humble, Big Bird loving opinion.
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