December 9, 2009
HOUSE GOP IS PRO-CHRISTMAS.... It was just six weeks ago that House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) decided he was fed up with empty, meaningless congressional resolutions. These largely symbolic measures are taken up all the time -- it's been routine fare for years -- but Boehner decided they're now evidence of Democratic negligence. "These are your hard-earned tax dollars at work," Boehner scoffed.
He apparently didn't persuade his own caucus. This week, 19 House Republicans unveiled a resolution (H. RES. 951) to make it clear that Congress likes Christmas.
Right. Because the single most critical problem facing America and Americans today is the life & death question of whether some people lovingly embrace Christmas more than others.
You really have to applaud the unbridled and arrogant cynicism of the conservative Republicans in pushing this juvenile meme. I surmise that since they are out of power and have absolutely no constructive or intelligent ideas to add to the debates on health care, education, the economy, foreign policy, and the housing crisis that they might just as well stomp their feet, throw tantrums, obstruct everything, play childish games and rile up the Fox News rubes. Pathetic.