Not So Merry Christmas For Congress and President
Such is the state of American politics that the president and members of
President Obama returned to
The first, of course, is the approaching "fiscal cliff" at year's end. The second is the national horror over the slaughter of 20 small children and six attending adults in the elementary school in a devastated
Beyond the notion that both president and
Regarding the fiscal stalemate, a hapless House Speaker
Concerning even minimal response to the
When that nightmare in broad daylight first became known, President Obama merely expressed the same horror the rest of us felt. His press spokesman said for himself he didn't think it was "a day for discussion of the usual
It was not until three more days when the spokesman allowed that the president still supported banning the assault weapons, and Obama then announced a task force headed by Vice President
One answer came last Friday from
The NRA's chief defender, in verbally attacking those who advocate stopping the flow of more rapid-firing weapons and the multi-ammunition clips, only raised questions about his own political savvy, not to mention sanity. The tabloid
Meanwhile, American television, in keeping with the season, resumed the old Christmas movies replete with tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, anticipating Santa Claus and presents under the tree. Their shining faces could not fail to bring tears to many others in
Any thought of denying the president and members of
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