Happy Easter everyone! (Boy, they sure got a strange way of celebrating it down in the States!)

This being an important religious weekend for Christians and Jews, President Obama took a break from his typically-partisan Saturday radio address to offer Easter and Passover greetings.
“These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago,” Obama said. “And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our responsibilities to God and, as God’s children, our responsibilities to one another. “
Then, Sen. Lamar Alexander, on behalf of the Republican Party, gave his Easter Greetings from the G.O.P!
Sen. Alexander declared that “lifting the big wet blanket of Obama regulations will enable our free enterprise system to create plenty of jobs.”
Obama then observed that “The common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”
“To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper,” he continued. “Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission.”
Alexander shot back with a talk bout the Affordable Care Act.
“Health care provides the most glaring difference between Republican enablers and Democrat mandators,” he said. “Too often, Obamacare cancels the policy you wanted to keep and tells you what policy to buy, even if it costs more and even if it restricts your choices of doctors and hospitals.”
“Republicans believe that freedom and more choices will empower you to find a policy that fits your needs and your budget,” the Tennessee Republican said.
Alexander did manage to add a postscript appropriate to the season: “Thank you and very best wishes on this Easter weekend.”
It’s not that Republicans are irreligious, folks, – far from it, at least in terms of church attendance, according to polls.
They’re more likely to attend regular religious services than Democrats.
It’s just that when you’re out of power – lost five out of the last six presidential votes – you’re a little more inclined to go after the guy in the White House!


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