Obama Hit With Coal From Santa On Economy, Right-To-Life, Gun Control – OpEd
By Jim Kouri
President Barack Obama gets a sack of coal at the White House from Santa Claus on a Christmas greeting card sent out this year by gun rights expert John M. Snyder.
“Obama deserves heaps of Yuletide coal,” said Snyder. “He’s out of touch with the people. His presidency is a disaster”
The card is an original design. On it, Santa’s carrying a list of some of the Obama administration’s goofs.
The list includes references to the federal “Fast and Furious” gun scandal, the administration’s economic blunders, Obama’s anti-right-to-life positions, the president’s 2009 bow to the king of Saudi Arabia, and the president’s opposition to traditional marriage policies.
Snyder sent copies of the card to the president and vice-president as well as to selected members of the the U.S. House and Senate.
“The national elections come in less than 11 months,” noted Snyder. “The American voters will have the opportunity to pour coal dust on Obama in November 2012”
Other groups are expected to join Snyder and giving Obama Christmas coal, including law enforcement organizations.
“What irks many within the law enforcement community is Obama taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden. It wasn’t a bold or difficult choice: either you allow the Navy SEALs to take out the world’s worst terrorist leader or you don’t!” said former the president of the American Association of Law Enforcement Commanders,
In addition to his work for several gun rights groups, Snyder serves as a consultant and advisor for the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police and American Federation of Police.
The lump of coal tradition began in the mid-1800s in The Netherlands. If a child was bad, he or she received a lump of coal from Santa on Christmas, but if they were good they received goodies such as cookies, candy and toys.