From TPMDC -
To Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's suggestion that the Senate come back the week after Christmas isn't just a way to complete a busy lame duck agenda -- but an attack on people of the Christian faith.Let me keep this brief -
"It is impossible to do all of the things that the majority leader laid out," Kyl said today, "frankly, without disrespecting the institution and without disrespecting one of the two holiest of holidays for Christians and the families of all of the Senate, not just the senators themselves but all of the staff."
There are millions of Americans right now who would love to be in a position where they could complain about having to work between Christmas and New Year's. Yet Kyl doesn't think that is disrespectful of Christians, though many of the people affected are Christians.
There are millions more who will be working between Christmas and New Year's, and wishing that they could afford to take the week off. Yet Kyl doesn't think that is disrespectful of Christians, though many of the people affected are Christians.
There are thousands of American servicemen and women who will be away from their families and in harm's way on one of Christianity''s "holiest" days and have no choice about that, yet Kyl doesn't think that disrespects the Christian members of the armed forces.
Senator Kyl, all I have to say is this:
If anybody is "disrespecting" Christmas, it is you with your brazenly cynical attempt to use the holiday as a political tool.
Quit whining and finish the year's work before Christmas, or plan to drag your ass back to D.C. immediately after the holiday.
Note: most of the above was sent to Sen. Kyl as a letter through his website's contact form. There were a few minor modifications (I'm not going to use the word "ass" in a letter to a senator, even one I can't stand :) ).