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Postby stomperrob » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:45 pm

..but they did vote to recognize Ramadan and Diwali. Huh??? Once again political correctness rears its ugly head!

Washington Rep. McDermott joins eight in Congress voting against Christmas
Posted by The Oregonian December 13, 2007 06:59AM
Categories: Puget Sound

Jeez, even Oregon's liberals voted voted yes on this one. But not Washington's Jim McDermott. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports on this lump of coal.

Maybe you could call him Congressman McGrinch.

Rep. Jim McDermott supported House resolutions this fall to recognize the Islamic holiday of Ramadan and the festival of Diwali, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.

But the Washington Democrat drew the line at Christmas.

McDermott voted Tuesday against a resolution to recognize the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, passed 372-9. Democrats cast all the nay votes.

McDermott, revered by many of his liberal constituents in Seattle, could not be reached for comment Wednesday night. A staff member in his Seattle office said that "if you know the congressman, you'd know why" he opposed the resolution.

Neither the Ramadan nor the Diwali resolutions drew any opposition. No one spoke against the Christmas resolution -- which stated that Christianity was the predominant faith in the U.S. and contributed greatly to the development of Western civilization and America -- leading King to draw his own conclusion.

"I think there's an anti-Christian bias," King said. "I would not have thought that five or 10 years ago that we'd need to make a statement (affirming Christmas and Christianity). I've watched Christ be eradicated by ACLU lawsuits and people be afraid of confrontations. They wish (people) 'happy holidays' but not 'Merry Christmas' because they might be offended."

RAMADAN

HR 635: "Acknowledges the onset of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and conveys its respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this occasion."

Approved 376-0

DIWALI

HR 747: "Acknowledges the onset of Diwali and expresses its deepest respect to Indian Americans and the Indian Diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion."

Approved 358-0

CHRISTMAS

HR 847: "Acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith."

Approved 372-9 (Rep. Darlene Hooley, hospitalized in late November with fluid in her lungs and a sinus infection, returns to Congress in January).
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:52 pm

I've got a better question: what exactly did all of these resolutions accomplish?

Such a waste of time...
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby josebach » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:01 pm

I'm sure there's a lot more than 9 idiots in that bunch. :-[
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:02 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:I've got a better question: what exactly did all of these resolutions accomplish?

Such a waste of time...

They kill lots and lots of trees. If that can be called an accomplishment. :-{
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby moonhead » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:15 pm

i have a better question...should i care?
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:19 pm

moonhead wrote:i have a better question...should i care?

Apathy towards government is tacit acceptance.

I think you should write a letter.

Kill another tree. ;-D
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby moonhead » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:22 pm

knapplc wrote:
moonhead wrote:i have a better question...should i care?

Apathy towards government is tacit acceptance.

I think you should write a letter.

Kill another tree. ;-D

nah, i just don't care. i'm not accepting it. although, i don't know why i wouldn't. so there. maybe i'll write an email, using up electricity...by doing that i'll kill thousands of trees, release toxic fumes, deplete the ozone layer, pollute some lakes, ruin ground water, cause acid rain, and oh well you get the point.
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby stomperrob » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:29 pm

knapplc wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:I've got a better question: what exactly did all of these resolutions accomplish?

Such a waste of time...

They kill lots and lots of trees. If that can be called an accomplishment. :-{


...as long as they aren't Christmas trees!
;-) :-D
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby beanoX3 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:29 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:I've got a better question: what exactly did all of these resolutions accomplish?

Such a waste of time...

Seriously. If they're not going to give us days off, why bother. :-b

McDermott, revered by many of his liberal constituents in Seattle, could not be reached for comment Wednesday night. A staff member in his Seattle office said that "if you know the congressman, you'd know why" he opposed the resolution.
Got a chuckle out of this. Article is going to be published nationally, and he expects the whole nation to know the congressman personally?
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Re: 9 Congressmen vote against recognizing Christmas...

Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:14 pm

Ebenezer Scrooge...
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BAH, HUMBUG!! :-t Pathetic.
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