It’s worth noting that not everyone sees Sarah Palin’s book tour throughout Walmart, America promoting her latest marvel of human existence, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas“ as the hard-covered sacrificial lamb for all of America’s secularist sins against Christmas.
Like her patented and classy, “Christmoose Chili,” Sarah Palin continues to serve up gaseous bowls of Jesus meat at the most profitable soup kitchens in Pottersville.
Responding to Palin’s stop in Wausau, Wisconsin last week, The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune welcomed her with clarifications and sound advice, reminding her of the true spirit of Christmas and democratic redress on the local level.
It starts out, “Dear, Sarah Palin,” and then welcomes her to reality with all the Christmas cheer of an audit.
We believe you were attracted here in part by the recent controversy in the Wausau School District about a policy that would have limited Christmas music in some holiday performances. You weighed in online on that controversy, which seems to fit with the broad themes of your book.
If so, some words of caution: To reduce what happened here to a “battle against Scrooges who want Christ out of Christmas,” as you put it on your Facebook page, is to miss the way this community came together around this issue — and the way local leaders listened to and responded to community voices.
You’re reducing it to politics, to polarization, a battle between two sides. We understand why. But that isn’t right. That isn’t what happened.
Therein lies the root-cause of the needless, partisan divisions in this country. In other words, “You’re of course welcome here, but you really should just cut the shit already.”
That’s all we’re asking of you, really, Republicans. Remember how we all came together to elect Ronald Reagan? That was us– the more than half of America you demonize as partisans and secularists and evil socialists. Remember after 9/11 how George W. Bush’s barely-literate rubble-pile speech lifted his approval rating into the 90s? That was us then, too, putting partisanship aside that only really seemed to serve your unearned egos. All we’ve gotten in return from you is government shutdowns, costly investigations to nowhere, impeachment proceedings, and militant obstruction.
In the spirit of Christmas, we’d really just like you to resolve to not be such opportunistic dicks about everything. Not much to ask at all.
But I suppose that would take a Christmas miracle.