Team Blogged by Desperado and AstrosGirlKel
We’ve all read Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim teaches us the true meaning of Christmas. The greediest of the
Republicans Greedy can’t resist the poor crippled boy, who bestows upon us all – that no matter how little one has, love and redistribution of wealth generosity can overcome social status and we can all have a ham at Christmas.
Ok, ok – I’m being a little tongue in cheek here, but seriously, watch this clip from Fox News.
If you can’t watch the clip, here’s the juicy part of the transcript (from Think Progress):
Peter Johnson, Jr: . . .What he’s looking for is language similar to what’s called the Stupak amendment on the House side. So what you have is an interesting, almost Christmas pageant. On one hand, we have this political or secular rush for the Democratic Party: “We must get this done by Christmas,” and if you don’t it done, you’re going to be there on Christmas Eve, you’re going to be there on the day after Christmas, and you’re going to get this done.
But on the other hand, I was thinking, perhaps there is a greater moral or ethical imperative from Sen. Ben Nelson, conservative Democrat from Nebraska, who has a lot of experience in the insurance industry and was a very successful governor in that state. He’s saying, implicitly, the true meaning of Christmas is that you don’t destroy babies. You don’t destroy children. . .
So, by holding up health care for the poor and sick (TINY TIM!), Senator
Scrooge Nelson is exhibiting the true meaning of Christmas. By not killing unborn babies (with federal funds already excluded from use for abortion using the 1976 Hyde Amendment), he’s exhibiting the true Christmas spirit. Forget that taking actions that will eventually kill or maim or delay treatment to already born babies and children and cancer patients and adults…it isn’t in the holiday spirit! And “destroy children?” I’ve kind of had enough of the fake right wing pundit pitchforks. You’ve already got the angry mob, Mr. Peter Johnson, Jr., no need to incite it.
Here’s what I’d like the true meaning of Christmas to be:
God Bless Us, Everyone
Who Has Health Insurance.