Monday, December 03, 2012


The Obamas can't win. Via Matt Drudge, I see that Andrew Malcolm of Investor's Business Daily is complaining that the First Family is overdoing the celebration of Jesus' birth. Can't they tone it down a little bit?
As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas trees

Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent's thinking about many things. Now safely ensconced in the White House for 49 more months, the Obamas have decorated the place with 54 Christmas trees this year.

Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that's a whole grove of Christmas trees.

"We have 54 trees in the White House," an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. "54! That's a lot of trees."

In fact, the Obamas' 54 trees this year are almost 50% more Christmas trees than last year....
Not only does wingnut Malcolm think the Obamas are being too Christian, he thinks they're not being green enough:
Now, how much carbon do you suppose those 54 trees could be sequestering had they not been chopped by this green president?
And it just gets worse and worse:
In addition to 54 Christmas trees, Michelle Obama has overseen the placement of thousands of ornaments in public rooms. Many of the ornaments celebrate the Obama family dog, Bo, who seems to have become the First Family's favorite symbol of Christmas. Other decorations, including on the more prominent trees, were made by children in schools on U.S. military bases.
Yes, it's actually come to this: right-wingers are apparently against the children of the troops. And dogs. No word yet on Mom and apple pie, but I'm sure if Barack and Michelle express their support for those two...


UPDATE: I see that this is recycled fauxtrage for Malcolm. (Hat tip: elftx in Balloon Juice comments, and Bob Cesca.)


Victor said...


I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if President Obama could walk on water, they'd say that N*gger's too lazy to swim.

Bulworth said...

Wow, IBD, that is some powerful, powerful journalism.

Of course it goes without saying that the lamestream media is not following this 54 Christmas Tree scandal.

Tom Hilton said...

The stuff Malcolm writes for IBD illustrates just how much he kept his insane wingnut rage in check when he was writing for the LA Times. And he was a hopeless right-wing hack there.

Dark Avenger said...

Yes, you really have to be nuts to be pushed out of an easy gig like the Politics section of the LAT.

The DeMBA said...

Republicans have already explicitly come out against apple pie (and pie in general); even at Thanksgiving. See

One could also argue they've already come out against motherhood - or, at a minimum, breastfeeding.

aimai said...

Hell, don't you guys remember that the Legislature of Missouri literally came out against Puppies? They fought to keep the most brutal puppy mills going in their state at the behest of the big, puppy killing, puppy stores.