Christmas Warmonger

by digby

Oh Lordy:

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) tells People magazine in the issue out Friday that he and his wife, Michelle, do not give Christmas or birthday presents to their two young daughters.

Obama tells the magazine’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall in a seven-page cover story that he and his wife follow the unusual practice because they “want to teach some limits.”

In the interview earlier this summer, Obama noted that they do spend “hundreds” of dollars on birthday slumber parties.

Michelle Obama told People: “Malia says, ‘I know there is a Santa because there’s no way you’d buy me all that stuff.’ ”

I'm not sure I get this. Judging from what Malia says there, they get presents from "Santa" but not from Mom and Dad. Or maybe not. But who cares? Those girls are obviously completely normal little American kids and the only "unusual" thing about their lives is the fact that their father is a very important guy. (And good for them if Barack and Michelle don't promote the rampant materialism that infects American culture.)

But you know the right's collective head is going to swirl around like Linda Blair's after guzzling a 16 oz can of Andersen's Split pea soup. John Gibson will be speaking in tongues. Bill O'Reilly will be flagellating himself with a cat 'o nine tails. This proves they are not only Muslims, you see, but they have a particular hate-on for Christmas. OMG.