Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Meaning of Christmas

Here is Harry Reid on the floor of the Senate reminding his Republican colleagues that a lot of Americans have to work over the holidays, and that in any case it is within the Republicans' power to allow votes to occur on the remaining business before the Senate, if they want to adjourn before the end of the year. If Senator Kyl or Senator DeMint prefer to spend time reading the entirety of the START treaty into the record, then they have no business accusing Democrats of disrespecting Christmas.



The Jews, who by the way never seem to whine about having to work through Hanukkah, have a word for the opposition's behavior: it is called chutzpah.

4 comments:

  1. I think Orthodox Jews would take exception to that.

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  2. Actually, Hanukkah is a fairly minor holiday, so my comparison was kind of unfair. I believe even pretty observant Jews will work during that holiday, except for the day or two that falls on shabbat of course, and except that they would want to get home before sunset to light candles. Now if we were talking about Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, Jews probably would whine more about working on those holidays, than Christians would about working on Christmas or Easter.

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  3. I prefer they read the 2011 $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. The massive spending bill includes roughly 6,600 congressionally directed earmarks. Let us check it out! Congress just doesn't get it.

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  4. Things are so twisted. Democrats should have passed appropriations bills that fund the day to day machinations of the government earlier this year; and now they present this bill with no discussion? As well, the Republicans approved their own revenue version of the spending omnibus by suggesting tax provisions with little debate.

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