Sherman Frederick in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
In what I think almost all Americans would call "odd," President Barack Obama delivered his weekly address with a speech entitled: “On Thanksgiving, Grateful for the Men and Women Who Defend Our Country.”
In the text of his speech, he referred to Thanksgiving as a "celebration of community."
Holy cow! Is that one screwed up view or what?
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Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes:
President Obama did not include any reference to God during his weekly address titled, “On Thanksgiving, Grateful for the Men and Women Who Defend Our Country.”
His remarks were void of any religious references although Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God.
The president said his family was “reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.”
For many Americans, though, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how blessed and thankful they are.
The folks at Gawker find this all pretty amusing:
This year Obama decided to do something a little different and celebrate "the community" and the troops instead of God. As the LA Times reports, this literally forced Republicans and wingnuts to spend their holidays writing, blog-commenting, and tweeting about how Obama is a militant atheist, a turkey, and a "proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good." No references to his ties to Islam from what we've seen; maybe it occurred to people that he can't be an Islamic fundamentalist and an atheist at the same time. (He'll probably be a Muslim again by Christmas.)
Besides random tweeters and commenters, a Fox Radio commentator and a columnist who says "holy cow!" also complained about Obama's God-less speech, and probably some others but it's a holiday and we don't feel like torturing ourselves by wading through such silliness any longer.
So what do you think? Is the lack of a mention of God in the President's message a problem, or no big deal? Post your thoughts, as always, in the comments, or take our poll.