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Old 12-12-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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So, were you NeoConfused whiners just as upset when the same lush decorating at taxpayers' expense was done by your little uptighty-righty presidents, even during times of war and economic downturns (please do tell us of the Christmas austerity program in effect while unemployment was high during St Ronnie's reign), or are you just feeling compelled to once again display your typical self-Righteous hypocrisy?
If you're referring to me, yeah, I hate it anytime public money is spent on religious ceremonies. If the President wants to spend his money on a private Christmas tree in the private residence area of the white house, thats his business.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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So, were you NeoConfused whiners just as upset when the same lush decorating at taxpayers' expense was done by your little uptighty-righty presidents, even during times of war and economic downturns (please do tell us of the Christmas austerity program in effect while unemployment was high during St Ronnie's reign), or are you just feeling compelled to once again display your typical self-Righteous hypocrisy?
Exactly, because no other president in history had help putting up the tree. They did it all by themselves. Uh, huh, right...
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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Not to be a bugaboo but the video clearly states they are all volunteers.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Not to be a bugaboo but the video clearly states they are all volunteers.
Was the tree, the electricity, and the ornaments, etc all volunteered?
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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One can only imagine the howls if the Obama White House decided not to put up a Christmas tree.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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meh. i'm far more bothered by spending money on crap like this:

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Reality
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So, were you NeoConfused whiners just as upset when the same lush decorating at taxpayers' expense was done by your little uptighty-righty presidents, even during times of war and economic downturns (please do tell us of the Christmas austerity program in effect while unemployment was high during St Ronnie's reign), or are you just feeling compelled to once again display your typical self-Righteous hypocrisy?
Yes
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I bet this isn't the family tree (which I'm guessing, especially since they have kids, they decorate themselves) in their private quarters but the one on display for the public. So, technically, it's not the Obama's tree.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Was the tree, the electricity, and the ornaments, etc all volunteered?
Don't get me wrong Im not a fan of wasteful spending/Obama but your reachin a bit fare there don't you think?

Damned if you do damned if you don't. Just imagine the outrage if Obama stated he will not celebrating Christmas/not decorating for Christmas etc.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worthless, Texastan
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Interesting. Christmas trees have been put up in the White House under every President--even Bush--and now that Obama's in, people finally start complaining. You're many years too late.
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