Did everyone get all the turkey and mashed potatoes they could handle? Maybe a little more than they could handle? Super. Now, is everyone ready to vomit them back up? Never one to follow generally well-respected chestnuts like avoid talking about religion and politics over Thanksgiving, our tone deaf Commander in Chief steam rolled through that rule of thumb during his Thursday Thanksgiving radio address. What’s even more insane is just how completely condescending and pretentious it sounds compared to Ted Cruz’s. It’s kind of a nicely wrapped contrast present between the Parties complete with a bow on top –to complete the holiday metaphor.
Sliding ever so smoothly into his real reason for Thanksgiving, President Obama transitioned from a Thanksgiving greeting into, “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims — men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families.”
Contrast that with Senator Cruz directly connecting America’s greatness and liberty with the source of our rights and eventually quoting George Washington in his acknowledgement of Thanksgiving,
“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties – from the threats of terror to economic hardships – let us take time to thank God for all that He has given us and ask for His provision in our lives and our country.”
So, let’s see. On one hand you’ve got a leader using the Thanksgiving holiday to guilt people into falling in line with his policy by insisting that Muslim immigrants are just like the original Pilgrims. On the other hand you’ve got another leader encouraging people to be thankful, even in difficult times, that we have much to appreciate and enjoy. I wonder if the President even knows or cares that his nonstop shoehorning only servers to embolden the people who are sick of him and annoy all the others who are on the fence.
Let’s make sure he doesn’t find out.