Saturday, December 18, 2010

Twas the Whine Before Christmas

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Senator Harry Reid is threatening to keep the United States Senate in session well into what would otherwise be their blatantly undeserved and generous holiday break.  But Republicans are trying to run-out the clock on the Lame Duck Congress, and they are pitching one of their famous (and constant) fits.  It has gotten so ugly that Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) have attacked Reid for messing with the members' opportunity to observe Christmas, the implication being that the senator from Nevada is not a very good Christian if he has the temerity to screw around with Christmas.

Actually attacking Reid was a two-fer for these senatorial boneheads, because not only is Reid a despised Democrat, he is also a Mormon, a religion which some of the more conservative elements in the Republican Party see as more cult than Christian.

This week Joe Scarborough, of all people, went on the offensive.  Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman and a commentator on MSNBC, labelled Kyl and DeMint as "un-Christlike" because they had dared to judge Reid's level of faith.  Fox News rose to the bait and immediately accused Mr. Scarborough of also being judgmental - of Kyl and DeMint.

So will our esteemed Senators, and even Kyl and DeMint, get to spend an extended Christmas break at home with their families, or will they have to work right up until the holiday itself like most Americans?  Are any of the senators who are raising such a stink about this matter going on record for giving our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan a few days off for their Joyous Noel as well?  Surely they are just as deserving of some peace, happiness, and turkey this holiday season as the whiny, fat, white guys who sent them into harm's way!

Enjoy your days off and your blessings, Senators.  Every day you are not in Washington is a blessing to the rest of us!

1 comment:

Don said...

What's equally incredible is that several Republicans actually got up on the floor and argued against the medical care for 9/11 first responders.