A GOP Holiday Greeting
On a more somber note, Katrina van den Heuvel reviews the GOP's agenda for holiday cheer:
...The new Republicans have the same old leaders - and their passion hasn't changed. It isn't about offering a hand up to the afflicted - it's about handouts to the connected.And of course, their Christmas gift to the unemployed workers of America is to refuse to extend unemployment benefits. Millions will lose their only source of income during this holiday season without the extension. They should use a picture of Scrooge instead of an elephant as their logo.
In the lame-duck session now convened until the end of the year, Republicans have continued their strategy of obstruction - opposing the New START treaty, opposing repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," opposing consideration of immigration reform, opposing even passage of appropriations for the current year. Their passion is focused on getting one thing done. They will run through the wall to extend the extra tax cuts enjoyed by those, largely millionaires, earning more than $250,000 a year.