Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on The West Wing

The Media Research Center has rated the top 10 left wing scenes from The West Wing.

My personal favorite:

Donna, played by Janel Moloney, as she and Josh walk down a hallway: “We have a $32 billion budget surplus for the first time in three decades. The Republicans in Congress want to use this money for tax relief, right?”

Josh: “Yes”

Donna: “Essentially what they’re saying is we want to give back the money. Why don’t we want to give back the money?”

Josh: “Because we’re Democrats.”

Donna: “But it’s not the government’s money.”

Josh: “Sure it is. It’s right there in our bank accounts.”

Donna: “That’s only because we collected more money than we ended up needing.”

Josh: “Isn’t it great?”

Donna: “I want my money back.”

Josh: “Sorry.”

Later, they pick up the argument:

Donna: “What’s wrong with me getting my money back?”

Josh: “You won’t spend it right.”

Donna: “What do you mean?”

Josh: “Let’s say your cut of the surplus is $700. I want to take your money, combine it with everybody else’s money, and use it to pay down the debt and further endow Social Security. What do you want to do with it?”

Donna: “Buy a DVD player.”

Josh: “See.”

Donna: “But my $700 is helping employ the people who manufacture and sell DVD players, not to mention the people who manufacture and sell DVDs. It’s the natural evolution of the market economy.”

Josh: “The problem is the DVD player you buy might be manufactured in Japan.”

Donna: “I’ll buy an American one.”

Josh: “We don’t trust you.”

Donna: “Why not?”

Josh: “We’re Democrats.”

Donna, exasperated: “I want my money back.”

Josh, snickering: “You shouldn’t have voted for us.”

If that doesn’t sum it up what does;).
(HT: Hugh Hewitt)

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