Jim Moran has once again assumed his role of Northern Virginia’s top bully this week by demanding that WMATA remove an ad critical of President Obama’s landmark healthcare policy.
In two public statements released on the 29th, Moran first expressed concern for the innocent children and tourists:
“The families with children and thousands of tourists who take Metro everyday should not be subjected to such garbage.”
Moran later revealed how much he detested “profanity” in public discourse:
“I am disappointed by WMATA’s defense of this inappropriate advertisement. If their current advertising guidelines do not prohibit profane advertisements on taxpayer-funded property, then WMATA should take the initiative and update them. Profanity has no place in the public forum…It defames the President of the United States in a way that coarsens the public discourse.”
Despite Moran’s much needed lesson on how the First Amendment works with paid advertising, regardless of where it is featured, his hypocrisy on profanity must be exposed. In 2006, Moran exclaimed to a crowd of 450 that once he became chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, he would “earmark the shit out of it.”
Be consistent, Jim. Think of the children!
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