The Healthcare Industry Sounds The Retreat On The Senate Bill And Takes A Stand

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Needed: One Christmas Miracle, Please

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Recently a cousin left a comment on his Facebook that our troops fought and died “so we could say Merry Christmas.” I don’t know why the right finds it necessary to conflate patriotism and Christianity, or pretend that Christ has gone missing from Christmas, or that anyone in America doesn’t know “the reason for the season” or at least the reason in this country.

In their quest, they miss so many joyous moments from other cultures and religions. For instance, we are in the Hanukkah season, the Season of Miracles. While I don’t know a thing about the religious customs of Hanukkah, or whether various cultures bring different perspectives to the holiday, I find it odd that these Christians can’t find enough camaraderie in this holiday to delight in the biggest Christian miracle of all, Jesus Christ. Certainly Hanukkah has nothing to do with Jesus, I know that, but I can rejoice in the celebration of miracles. Any Christian should be able to do that.

The biggest miracle of this holiday season will likely be in the homes of thousands of children whose parents will be home from war. I don’t think those children will particularly care what greeting mom or dad gives, or whether they say anything at all, just that they are there to say it will be enough. Especially when they can give a big hug and kiss and some giggles and tickles to go along.

Of course many of those same right wingers are not rejoicing, or worse, taking credit for the war ending while criticizing Obama for ending it. Confused? Well, Obama just carried out the exit strategy negotiated by W, doncha know? Never mind that the Tea Party opposes the exit strategy just as McCain does, saying Obama deserves “scorn and disdain” for pulling all of our troops out of Iraq. Continue reading Needed: One Christmas Miracle, Please

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