Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Clash of the Godless Holiday Cards

We thank Mother Jones for this one.

Here is the Obama family's Christmas card this year, as shown on Fox Nation:



Fox News quoted Sarah Palin commenting on the card (quoted at Mother Jones:
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."

...

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."

FYI, here is the "Christmas" card Fox News sent out this year:



Family, faith, and freedom, you betcha.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we'll be shuttting down obama's war on Christmas next November

instead of working on finding some cuts in wasteful spending to pay for an extension of unemployment benefits, Obama took his dog shopping yesterday

tomorrow, it's off to Hawaii on a vacation that will cost taxpayers $ 4 million

"Matt Damon, one of Barack Obama's earliest supporters and once one of his most staunch advocates, slammed the President in the new issue of Elle Magazine.

"I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, 'Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,'" Damon tells the magazine. "You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better."

Referring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, Damon continued: "If the Democrats think that they didn't have a mandate -- people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they are so pissed off ... Imagine if they had a leader."

December 22, 2011 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bah humbug, Scrooge Anon. Look who's gone Hollywood!!

I guess you didn't read to past the word "dog."

"President Obama made a surprise visit to Best Buy and PetSmart Wednesday, picking up a rubber chew toy for his dog and Christmas gifts for his daughters.

The shopping trip in northern Virginia opened with the PetSmart stop, where Mr. Obama picked out a rubber chew toy that cost $24.99 and another item. Mr. Obama's dog, Bo, was along for the ride, and he played with another dog at the store while Mr. Obama shook hands with shoppers.

Mr. Obama kept the tab to just over $40. The White House has been running a "What Does $40 Mean to You?" campaign designed to spotlight the money the average family will lose per paycheck if the payroll tax cut is not extended when it expires in less than two weeks.

After the PetSmart stop Mr. Obama moved on to Best Buy, where he was Christmas shopping for his daughters. He purchased the video game "Just Dance 3" for the Nintendo Wii, a dancing game that, according to the product description, "kick-starts the party with over 45 tracks from multiple genres and popular artists including today's hottest hits."

The game allows four players to dance together at the same time, opening up the possibility of a dance party featuring the president, first lady and their two daughters. While in Best Buy, Mr. Obama quipped to reporters that they'd never get a picture of him playing the game.

Mr. Obama did not respond when asked if he would deliver the gifts personally - his family is on vacation in Hawaii, and the president has delayed joining them over the payroll tax fight. When he paid for the game, he joked about whether his credit card still works.

After leaving the store, Mr. Obama stopped for lunch at a nearby pizzeria."
Obama goes Christmas shopping at Best Buy

The President is missing Christmas vacation with his family while the GOP can't get itself together and hundreds of millions of us wonder if we'll be facing a $1,000 tax hike starting Jan 1. The disarray of the GOP is evident as we had GOP Senators high fiving each other over the bipartisan deal they worked out one day and then the next day Boehner demonstrated he has no ability to heard the GOP morons who make up the GOP House caucus. He's been reduced to chasing his own tea bags.

For lying about the President's shopping trips yesterday, all you get this year is coal this year, a piece of dirty polluting coal.

December 22, 2011 9:46 AM  
Blogger Nameless Cynic said...

You know, funny thing.

Those earlier White House Christmas cards are available on line for anybody to see.

Bush, 2005 – The White House in the snow, with the two Bush dogs. Nothing about Christmas at all.

Reagan, 1983 – A room in what might be the White House; the only sign of Christmas is a wreath in the window.

Looks to me like somebody is trying to make a lot of noise about something that’s never applied to any president, ever.

That, or Reagan hated 'family, faith and freedom' more than Obama apparently does.

December 22, 2011 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The President is missing Christmas vacation with his family"

we'll believe it when we see it

the Federal government doesn't have a holiday today, tomorrow or yesterday so Obama belongs at his desk finding cuts he can make to pay for extending the unemployment benefits necessary because he has ignored the jobs problem for three years

right now, his idea is to raise taxes on some people to give to others

basically, some people are having difficulties so he wants to force people who aren't to give them some of their money instead of directing wasteful spending to be eliminated and used for this for important purpose

speaking of waste, is there some reason Obama can't stay home for Christmas like 99% of Americans do and save the taxpayers $4 million?

"while the GOP can't get itself together and hundreds of millions of us wonder if we'll be facing a $1,000 tax hike starting Jan 1"

the majority in the House of Representatives was elected by promising not to raise taxes

unlike Obama, they're good for their word

"The disarray of the GOP is evident as we had GOP Senators high fiving each other over the bipartisan deal they worked out one day and then the next day Boehner demonstrated he has no ability to heard the GOP morons who make up the GOP House caucus. He's been reduced to chasing his own tea bags."

actually, the Republican Party is not a cult

it's in transition

the House has cleaned out many of the good ol' boy politicians because they are all up for re-election every two years

unfortunately, the Senate process takes longer because they have six year terms

"For lying about the President's shopping trips yesterday, all you get this year is coal this year, a piece of dirty polluting coal."

you gave us some truly fascinating details of his purchases but I didn't lie about a thing

Obama better enjoy himself

his little party at the expense of 99% of Americans has only a year left

December 22, 2011 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sensenbrenner was at the airport heading home to his family and his Christmas vacation when he made his ignorant remark about the First Lady.

While Sensenbrenner visits his loved ones for the holidays, President Obama is here in DC working. The First Lady and daughters left on Dec. 16th for their family holiday trip to Hawaii.

Here's what Rep. Sensenbrenner has posted on his website today:

"Below is my list of upcoming scheduled meetings. More will be added throughout the year. I invite you to attend one, or more of these meetings to share what’s on your mind or just say hello and introduce yourself. If you need any special accommodations to attend, please contact my district office at (262) 784-1111.

Please check back in January for the 2012 winter schedule of Office Hours and Town Hall meetings."

Why aren't you complaining that fat ass isn't working at his government job, huh?

You've now earned two pieces of dirty polluting coal!

December 22, 2011 2:27 PM  
Anonymous David S. Fishback said...

Re Matt Damon's criticism of President Obama: It comes not from the Right or the Center; it comes from the Left. Somehow I don't think Anon would be any more enamoured by Obama if Obama had taken Damon's approach on every battle.

December 22, 2011 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WASHINGTON — Bowing under intense pressure from members of their own party, House Republican leaders agreed Thursday to accept a temporary extension of the payroll tax cut, beating a hasty retreat from a showdown that Republicans increasingly saw as a threat to their election opportunities next year.

Under a deal reached between House and Senate leaders, the House will now approve as early as Friday the two-month extension of a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits approved by the Senate last Saturday, and the Senate will appoint members of a House-Senate conference committee to negotiate legislation to extend both benefits through 2012.

House Republicans — who rejected an almost identical deal on Tuesday — collapsed under the political rubble that has accumulated over the week, much of it from their own party, worried that the blockade would do serious damage to their appeal to voters.

The House speaker, John A. Boehner, determined to put the issue behind his party, announced the decision over the phone to members on Thursday, and did not permit the usual back and forth that is common on such calls, enraging many of them.

After his conversation with lawmakers, the speaker conceded to reporters that it might not have been “politically the smartest thing in the world” for House Republicans to put themselves between a tax cut and the 160 million American workers who would benefit from it, and to allow President Obama and Congressional Democrats to seize the momentum on the issue.

The agreement ended a partisan fight that threatened to keep Congress and Mr. Obama in town through Christmas and was just the latest of the bitter struggles over fiscal policy involving House conservatives, the president and the Democratic-controlled Senate."
House G.O.P. Leaders Agree to Extension of Payroll Tax Cut

"[the GOP] it's in transition

the House has cleaned out many of the good ol' boy politicians because they are all up for re-election every two years"

Look who got cleaned out now and then think who else has to run again in 2012. That's right, all those bonehead tea baggers who cost the US its stellar credit rating with their obstructionism. Now, in their war on the middle class, they just tried to foist a tax hike wage earners rather than vote on a bipartisan Senate bill that passed by wide margins.

It is apparent you don't know as much about the influence of tea baggers as you think you do. These tea bagger freshmen House members are costing the GOP, big time.

Papers Across the Country Agree: House GOP Brinkmanship Risks Jan. 1st Tax Hike on Middle Class

December 22, 2011 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tea baggers who cost the US its stellar credit rating with their obstructionism"

no, our "stellar" credit rating went because Obama has expanded government spending vastly and made trillion dollar deficits regular business

the rating agency that downgraded us because we reused to borrow more is the one who looks bad, however, since investors worldwide have continued to regard U.S. government as the preferred vehicle for their money

we continue to borrow money at low rates and the rating agency, who actually caused our recession by rating junk debt the best, is largely irrelevant

"Now, in their war on the middle class, they just tried to foist a tax hike wage earners rather than vote on a bipartisan Senate bill that passed by wide margins."

gee, will we ever be able to "foist a tax hike wage earners"?

in yet another advance for America, Democrats have now made sure that the Social Security fund will never be solvent

their embrace of the third rail will be a topic of discussion in the election that sends Obama to the line-up of Dancing with the Stars in 2013

December 23, 2011 4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your classic depiction of denial of reality.

Obama has doubled his lead over his closest competitor, Mitt Romney, in a matter of days and three recent polls, CNN/Opinion Research, Washington Post/ABC, and CBSNews, have found more Americans approve of President Obama's job performance than disapprove.

Congressional job approval, thanks to the obstruction of the GOTP, remains barely in double digits with a 12.6 average approval rating.

Bloomberg reports:

"Voter approval ratings for Congress are at record lows. Republicans, ranked lower than Democrats, insist both parties are to blame....A Dec. 7-11 Pew Research Center poll found 40 percent of adults blame Republican leaders for a “do-nothing” Congress, while 23 percent blame Democrats."

160 million Americans know who they have to thank for wanting to raise taxes on their wages an average $1,000/year. Independents are running screaming away from the party that wants to privatize their government retirement and healthcare.

The GOP should keep their grubby greedy hands off government programs that help us care for each other.

Merry Christmas Eve eve. Get real.

December 23, 2011 10:16 AM  
Anonymous House GOTP caves in said...

Well lookie here:

"WASHINGTON — Congress on Friday approved a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts for 160 million workers and unemployment benefits for millions, handing President Barack Obama a convincing victory for his jobs agenda.

Back-to-back voice vote approvals of the measure by the Senate and House capped a retreat by House Republicans who had insisted that a full-year bill was the only way to prevent an immediate tax increase on Jan. 1.

The measure passed despite lingering grumbling from tea party Republicans. It buys time for negotiations early next year on how to finance a year-long extension of the 2 percentage point Social Security payroll tax cut.

It will keep in place a salary boost of about $20 a week for an average worker making $50,000 a year and prevent almost 2 million unemployed people from losing jobless benefits averaging $300 a week.

Passage in the House – Friday's action on the measure took less than a minute – capped a swift retreat by House Republicans. Their move to force a holiday season confrontation with Obama and Senate Democrats had threatened to hit 160 million workers with a tax increase on Jan. 1. But it backfired badly.

Just 24 hours earlier, House leaders had insisted the only way to prevent that tax hike and a phase-out of jobless benefits for people out of work for more than six months was to pass a full-year renewal.

Those goals had been embraced by virtually every lawmaker in the House and Senate but had been derailed in a quarrel over demands by House Republicans for immediate negotiations on a long-term extension bill. Senate leaders of both parties had tried to barter such an agreement among themselves a week ago but failed, instead agreeing upon a 60-day measure to buy time for talks next year.

Thursday's decision by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to cave in to the Senate came after days of criticism from Obama and Democrats. But perhaps more tellingly, GOP stalwarts including strategist Karl Rove and the Wall Street Journal editorial board warned that if the tax cuts were allowed to expire, Republicans would take a political beating that would harm efforts to unseat Obama next year."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/23/payroll-tax-cut-bill-house-congress_n_1167203.html?ncid=webmail1

December 23, 2011 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Rut roh, Raggy! said...

"Donald Trump is officially a man without a party.

The real estate mogul whose flirtation with the 2012 presidential race has never really ended despite announcing seven months ago he would not seek the Republican nomination has been signaling he wants to find other ways onto a presidential ticket.

Trump took another step in that direction on Thursday, switching his party affiliation from Republican to “unaffiliated,” according to a source close to the reality television star.

According to the source, he did so because he is “disgusted” with the way Republicans are handling matters in Washington, including the recent payroll tax cut deal. But the move also sets Trump up for a potential third-party run for president — a possibility he began talking about almost as soon as he told his fans in May he wasn’t running."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/donald-trump-bolts-republican-party-eyeing-other-2012-options/

December 23, 2011 2:38 PM  

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