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25 December 2015 @ 06:58 am
Mele Kalikimaka  
Karl Rove panders to the substantial element of his constituency that believes Barack Obama is disqualified for the presidency by being born in Hawaii. Brought back memories. My unChristian family of origin (Jewish mother, recovering Catholic father) would answer the phone on 12/25 with “Merry Christmas,” but one year we heard “Mele Kalikimaka” (as a phrase, not a song), thought it was cute, and said that instead.
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John M. Burtjohn_m_burthotm on December 26th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
Rove might conceivably have meant simply that it was a bit odd to choose his Horusday greeting as an occasion to assure/remind Americans that Daesh (pronounced "douche") is just a gaggle of homicidal clowns who are a menace to the people of the Middle East but have no capacity to inflict harm upon, much less pose an existential threat to, the United States. He might conceivably have, but even then he was clearly mocking the President's regional habits.

Rove was also deliberately conflating Daesh with al Qaeda. Funny how he never conflates either group with their paymasters in Riyadh....