Nick Offerman, best known for his role as staunch Libertarian Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation,” had some interesting observations about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and the rest of Washington.
Offerman, speaking at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner Thursday night, began by predicting Cantor’s future.
“I'm sure you all heard the news about Eric Cantor. On Tuesday he tragically got himself a job at Fox News,” Offerman said.
“He’s the first House majority leader to lose a primary since 1899, which is also the last time we were at war with Spain.” Offerman continued. “So watch yourself, Spain.”
As for what political party he belonged to, Offerman said it was neither.
“I am a proud Bull Moose,” Offerman said, adding that President Teddy Roosevelt was one of his heroes.
“He was a man’s man with a powerful mustache, an adventurous spirit and no patience whatsoever for this sort of nonsense,” Offerman said of Roosevelt.
“He probably wouldn’t be a big fan of this room, to be honest,” Offerman added. “The news media speaks very loudly and does not own any sticks.”
Offerman also spoke about the current gridlock in Washington between Democrats and Republicans.
“Between the Republicans and Democrats, this city has become — let’s face it — a noxious stink hole, where very little actually gets done because of the backstabbing, deceit and greed,” Offerman said. “So, I just want to thank all of you for making a Hollywood like myself actor [sic] feel welcome.”