There are many things that can get in the way of your best laid plans for Christmas. For instance, you could have everyone loaded into the car to get to your parent’s and the transmission goes out.
You could get laid off and not be able to afford Christmas presents. You might be in your twenties with a couple of kids and be unable to afford even gas for the car. Someone could break into your house and steal all your presents, (it happened to Mary Lou Who.) You might be left behind when the family flies off to Paris, (it happened to Kevin McAllister.) You might even get on the wrong plane and end up alone in one of the biggest cities in the world, (Kevin McAllister has the worst luck.)
Your crazy uncle could have lost the deposit for your small savings and loan, (luckily George Bailey met Clarence.) You could be audited by the IRS. A meteor could crash into your house and you could lose everything you have. There are probably a million different ways Christmas could be ruined for you and your family, (just ask the movie industry.)
Movies are fun, and the best ones reflect our lives, and sometimes SNAFU’s or the toughest years financially end up being the best Christmases because you are left to figure out just what Christmas means.
But I’m not sure the president understands much of any of this. Many things could go wrong for Christmas, and something very wrong happened for the loved ones of the six American airmen that were killed in Afghanistan this week by a Taliban suicide bomber on a bomb-laden motorcycle, without one word uttered by the president about the atrocity.
Sure, Josh Earnest made a statement from the White House, but that’s not the same thing as taking a second to grab one of the reporters that watched Obama make a chip shot on the 18th green in Hawaii, to express his deep concern about the suicide bombing.
No matter what, the loss of American lives isn’t going to interfere with President Obama’s vacation.
This is the deadliest attack on American troops in four months, and it happened right before Christmas, you would think that a Christian American president would have something to say, something consoling, something that assured the American people that this sort of thing won’t happen again, or at least, something that resolutely condemned the Taliban.
But he can’t be bothered to care, I suppose, and it’s completely un-American if you ask me.
The American people will lift the families of these airmen up in prayer over Christmas, as they do every time something like this happens. But the office of the president is empty and his twitter account continuously posts fundraising tweets while he is vacationing once again in Hawaii, and once again is out on the golf course, seemingly happily oblivious to the concerns of the American people, and the foreign lands that are falling back into the hands of the enemy.