In case you’ve been dwelling beneath a stone formation, here’s some news: During the presidential debates last week, Mitt Romney said that in order to cut the national deficit, he would slash funding to PBS, thereby stripping Big Bird of a job. To wit:

“I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS…I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too. But I’m not gonna keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it.”

Well, now Big Bird has released a response video (via Funny or Die), in which he tells Romney exactly how he feels about this money-saving strategy.

“I fucking hate your ass,” he says demurely to the GOP candidate. “I’ve been teaching kids to read for 43 years — what the fuck did you ever do besides buy a fucking sporting goods store?”

A few other Sesame Street characters make appearances as well, and Big Bird schools them all on what the deal is with the funding debacle. “Mitt Romney’s trying to fuck with your livelihood,” he explains. “Take food outta your mouth.”

The whole thing is very Ted-esque, and also fairly NSFW, so slap on some headphones if you happen to be sitting near your boss.

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