If NBC’s Tonight Show audience is any indication. Americans aren’t buying into the media’s hysteria concerning the government shutdown.
Quite the contrary, when host Jay Leno asked, “How many are worried about the government shutdown,” not one person in the studio audience applauded (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JAY LENO: Welcome non-essential employees! [Cheers and applause] How many are here because all the museums and state parks are closed? That's the only reason you're here. [Laughter] Yeah.
Well, we got the government shut down, but the beginning of ObamaCare. So ObamaCare has started. You know what that means? You can now complain to your doctor about the government making you sick. You see that? [Laughter and applause]
How many are worried about the government shutdown? [Light laughter, no applause]
How many are more worried about it starting back up? [Cheers and applause]
Yeah, that's the problem. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. I am glad the government has shut down. Think about it. For the first time in years, it’s safe to talk on the phone and send e-mails without anybody listening in. This is fantastic! You can talk to whoever you want! Fantastic! [Cheers and applause]
Maybe after all the unfounded hysteria concerning the sequester, people are feeling Democrats and their media minions are once again crying wolf.