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Reid Warns GOP Budget Cuts Will Harm…Cowboy Poets!

By on 3.8.11 | 1:07PM

It ain't easy being a cowboy poet in John Boehner's America.

Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted the House Republicans' "mean-spirited" spending cuts for, among other things, endangering Nevada's cowboy poetry festival. Yep, you've got that right:

“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1, eliminates National Public Broadcasting," said Reid in a floor speech. "It eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist."

Something tells me that this isn't going to be the greatest argument for Democrats in the budget fight.

Guy Benson at Townhall has the video. Below, there's a video of some cowboys telling stories at this year's festival:

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