In the midst of the war in Iraq, the Katrina catastrophe, the staggering deficit, the climate change talks, the torture scandal, the Plamegate scandal, the Abramoff scandal, the Delaygate scandal, and the (fill in blank) scandal, the House of Representatives has decided that its first priority is to pass a resolution defending the symbols of Christmas.
It’s about time to call the Republican Party’s staged hissy-fit over Christmas for what it is: thinly-disguised anti-Semitism. Such a thesis is at least far more plausible than the original assertion that there is a War on Christmas.
Is that going overboard? Well, several Representatives asked the House leadership to amend the resolution to protect the symbols of Chanukah as well, and it refused. That means that the leadership explicitly decided to protect Christmas and not Chanukah. What else could that be but anti-semitism?
So let’s ask Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Hastert: why do you hate Chanukah so much? Do you want to rename December “judenrein” (jew-cleansed)?
Maybe someone should ask the President, too: do you support the House’s call for a jew-free December?
That is, if he ever takes questions again…..