The religious right’s latest faux freakout is over the Obama family holiday card because — gasp! — it doesn’t mention Christmas! The hissy fit is being led by the queen bee of shallow and stupid, Sarah Palin.
The official White House holiday card makes no mention of the word ‘Christmas’ and instead focused on Bo the First Dog based on the wishes of the First Family.
“From our family to yours, may your holidays shine with the light of the season,” read the inside of the card, featuring the presidential seal.
The front of the card features Bo the First Dog lounging by a fireplace. Holiday greenery is draped over the fireplace mantle. Holiday presents are placed on a table underneath a poinsettia – instead of a Christmas tree…
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told Fox News & Commentary that she found the card to be a bit unusual.
“It’s odd,” she said, wondering why the president’s Christmas card highlights his dog instead of traditions like “family, faith and freedom.”
Yeah, how odd that they didn’t use the preprogrammed, moronic cliches preferred by Sarah Palin in lieu of having to actually think.
Palin said the majority of Americans can appreciate the more traditional, “American foundational values illustrated and displayed on Christmas cards and on a Christmas tree.”
As for the Obama card, she replied, “It’s just a different way of thinking coming out of the White House.”
Different than what, exactly? Not different than Bush, the darling of the Christian right. These dimwits said the same thing about his cards, which showed “the presidential pets — two dogs and a cat — frolicking on a snowy White House lawn.”
This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his close friends and supporters a happy “holiday season.”
Many people are thrilled to get a White House Christmas card, no matter what the greeting inside. But some conservative Christians are reacting as if Bush stuck coal in their stockings.
“This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture,” said William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Bush “claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn’t act like one,” said Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily.com. “I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it.”
Unsurprisingly, it’s the comments on the Fox News article where the stupid and crazy gets turned up to 11. From some dolt named Valerie Eisner:
Of course there’s no “Christmas”in his card. First he’s a muslim..second hes a muslim and thrid he doesn’t believe in Christmas..and a dam pointsetta plant with presents under it? WTH? Now that’s just wrong! But yet he can spend 4 million dollars on a CHRISTMAS VACATION? Wake up people!
And from Joseph Loerzel:
I think this is taking political correctness too far. We have about 10 holiday weekends a year; this one is different – its Christmas, and if you can’t call it that then why even have it at all? They’re making it into just another routine weekend – like Labor Day. Our traditions and values are going by the wayside.
Please explain how the lack of a mention of Jesus in someone else’s holiday card has any effect whatsoever on how you or anyone else celebrates Christmas. It doesn’t, of course.
Jesus, these people are annoying. I’m glad I have a couple weeks before I can talk about this on the radio. Maybe by then I can do it without violating FCC rules.