Originally posted at American Thinker blog
Besides turning the White House intoÂ a tabernacleÂ to a Portuguese Water Dog, this year, for the holidays, the president and his family attended the annual “Christmas in Washington”Â TNT specialÂ taped at theÂ National BuildingÂ Museum.Â The Obamas graced the stage with host funnyman Conan O’Brien and Motown divaÂ Diana Ross, who had a broken ankle and was dressed like a black-and-white ChristmasÂ tree-topper.
To add to the holiday spirit, a herd of elves, pop star Demi Lovato,Â The Voice‘s Chris Mann,Â American Idol‘s very own country crooner Scotty McCreery,Â Smash‘s Megan Hilty, and PSY, the South Korean “Gangnam Style”Â psychoÂ with a history ofÂ protesting AmericaÂ by smashing replicas of U.S. military tanks, were all there.
The president reminded the audience that the charitable event was “[a] chance to make a real difference in the lives of some very brave former patients from Washington DC’s pediatricÂ Children’s NationalÂ Medical Center” and that “[m]any of these kids and their parents are going through tough times right now, and your support helps give them a reason to hope – not just during the holidays, but all year round.”
Despite the government’s splendid plans to overseeÂ nationalÂ health care, Barack “Big Government” Obama seemed to suggest that private charitableÂ donationsÂ are still needed to lift the financial burden from sick children and their families.Â After all, not every illegal alien has access to aÂ free kidney.
Forgetting about his impendingÂ $4-millionÂ Christmas vacation, Obama heaped upon the audience guilt weightier than a satchel full of wet puppies. Â Always careful to inject his usual Marxist message into everything he says, the president shared from the heart that he believes that Christmas “[b]lessings aren’t just meant to be enjoyed — they’re meant to be used and shared with those who have less.”
Translation: Americans have too much, and what we do have should be redistributed amongst those who have less. Â Except if you’re Obama. Â Then you’re allowed to delight yourself yearly withÂ $1.4 billion‘s worth of exclusive presidential perks.
Cautious not to offend non-Christians on a Christian holiday, Obama shared that “[a]t the heart of many of the world’s great religions is the idea that we’re all better off when we treat our brothers and sisters with the sameÂ loveÂ and compassion that we want for ourselves.”
Barack Obama suggested we follow “Christ’s calling toÂ loveÂ one another as He has loved all of us,” by praying for “Americans … spending this holiday in a hospital bed.” Â What he forgot to mention was the dismal future awaiting a nation he shackled to a socialist-styleÂ health careÂ system.
Then, when speaking about the down-and-out, Obama again failed to acknowledge his brother George. Â He also chose to forego offering to house some of America’s homeless in that vacantÂ $40-millionÂ mansion he allegedly purchased in Hawaii.
In closing, without mentioning proposed cuts in military funding that will impact everything from troop readiness toÂ TRICAREÂ and militaryÂ retirement benefits, the president called to mind those men and women “protecting our freedom on a battlefield far from home.”
And so,Â the person who isÂ currently decimatingÂ health care, the military, and the economy is obviously also blind to the fact thatÂ heÂ is the reason the nation is in such urgent need of prayer. Â Without even realizing it, at this year’sÂ Christmas in WashingtonÂ special, Barack Obama exhorted Americans to pray for the victims of a direÂ situation he created.