Christmas Day was an interesting time for those of us reading in the political corners of the blogs, Facebook and Twitter. As most of you know I follow an equal number of Conservatives and Progressives/Liberals on Twitter and in my reading of blogs. I work hard to do this as I feel it's important to get both points of view.
While my observations are merely anecdotal and not scientific, they startled me greatly. Progressives and Liberals posted Tweets filled with hate and vitriol all day Christmas. It was sad and disturbing to see and read. Regularly posted were hate filled condemnations of Republicans,the Tea Party and, especially mocking or outright condemning Christians.
Meanwhile the conservatives all were posting greetings of love, cheer, blessings and Holiday Joy! Conservative posts contained pictures of family and friends, Christmas Trees and Holiday anecdotes.
I don;t understand the hate. Seriously, I don't know why so many Liberals are consumed in hate. It just can't be healthy.
The hate is so all encompassing, it prevents even remotely logical thought. It becomes an obsession. Witness this terribly sad example of hate filled insanity from Joy Reid on MSNBC. She hates Sarah Palin so much she felt obligated to file an astonishing piece of complete nonsense about Palin's anti-biblical worship of.... Christmas Trees! As you watch this short clip notice Sarah Palin was talking about Family Love. Shere never once mentions Christmas Trees. That didn't stop Reid.
I know Reid hoped to illustrate some flaw in Sarah Palin, perhaps Biblical hypocrisy, but she sailed way off the mark into sea waters of stunning stupidity. Only sheer hatred can take you this far off course.
Compare Palin's Chirstmas Greeting with Michelle Obama's wonderful White House tour of the many Christmas Trees found throughout the Obama Home and Nation's Capitol. You'll notice immediately how Sarah Palin's message and Michelle Obam's message are virtually IDENTICAL!! Yet Joy Reid's hate and vitriol are reserved only for Sarah Palin.
It is interesting to note that no Christmas Tree was ever displayed in the White House until 1856 when President Franklin Pierce, a Democrat from New Hampshire, installed the very first White House Christmas Tree. The move was incredibly unpopular. There was even talk of impeachment for President Pierce for allowing a pagan German tradition into the White House.
It is the ultimate irony that Joy Reid is condemning Palin for following a tradition started by a open minded Democrat President.