Don’t these idiots have anything better to do?
by Caleb Reading
Saying Christmas is under attack, Virginia Rep. Jo Ann Davis sought passage Wednesday night of a resolution expressing support for “the symbols and traditions of Christmas.”
“Christmas has been declared politically incorrect,” Davis told colleagues on the House floor. “Any sign or even mention of Christmas in public can lead to complaints, litigation, protests and threats. America’s favorite holiday is being twisted beyond recognition.”
Christmas is not illegal. There have been no anti-Christmas protests nor death threats wrapped around bricks thrown through windows. The ones trying to twist Christmas beyond recognition are the O’Reilly’s and the Dobsons, and now the esteemed congressidiots who’ve signed onto this bill (Rep. Davis and her 26 co-sponsors).
“You can always tell when the right wing is in trouble,” said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., who’s Presbyterian. “They invariably cook up some kind of culture war.”
U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, opposed Davis’ resolution as a largely meaningless exercise.
He said it masked what he suggested were immoral decisions by Congress to cut food stamps and Medicaid for the poor while cutting taxes for the wealthy.
“What really needs to be protected is not the symbols of Christmas but the spirit of Christmas,” Scott said.
“We ought to express our passion for Christmas through deeds, not words.”
But the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said, “This is possibly the silliest bill ever presented to the United States Congress.
“If they honestly think there’s some kind of war against Santa Claus or the baby Jesus, they are just not getting out enough.”