By Brad Friedman on 12/25/2007, 3:52pm PT  

In a post noting the bizarrely different schizophrenic reactions, by the GOP punditocracy, to the two crossing-baring Christmas ads from Huckabee and McCain --- only one of them, Huckabee's, managing to be objectionable to the Republican bigs for some reason --- Glen Greenwald concludes with this bit of Christmapocracy observed on the battlefields of the far right loony bin...

On a more festive and Christmas-appropriate note, one of the most joyous aspects of this holiday is that people who devote every day, all year long, to spewing unbridled anger, resentment, hostility and palpable hatred towards an ever-expanding roster of Enemies --- immigrants, liberals, Muslims, war opponents, treasonous journalists --- put all that aside for part of a day and publicly show everyone that they realize what is truly important, who they really are:


That soulful Christmas message was embedded in a blog post and accompanied by this title: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

On the same exact page where one finds that publicly broadcast prayer, one also finds featured the following:

* bitter complaints that displaced Katrina victims are still in need of rent subsidies and therefore pushing "the limits of compassion";

* a scary warning that "Mohammed is now the second most popular boys' name in Britain" (!!);

* an item somehow blaming "Planned Parenthood and environmental zealots" for an attempt by a Dutch couple to return a Korean child they adopted; and

* a cackling screed proclaiming "schadenfreude" (the very un-Christmas emotion of deriving pleasure from others' misery) over the failure of the "Unhinged," "Petulant," "Back-stabbing" Democrats to stop the war in Iraq.

In other words: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

...And so it goes.