Greg Sargent at the Washington Post wrote a great summary today on the House Republicans frivolous insistence that the most important and pressing issue congress must vote on is reaffirming that “In God We Trust” be our national motto:
Here’s how this works, whether it’s in the case of today’s vote or in the case of the GOP invention of the “War on Christmas.” Republicans flat-out invent a grave threat to something that isn’t in any danger — the national motto, or God, or Christmas, take your pick — and hope they can bait someone into opposing the crusade. Even if they can’t, the rubes — and that’s what Motto Republicans are treating their constituents as, rubes — will fall for it and reward you for “saving” whatever it is that’s supposed to be under threat.
I think a vote on reaffirming that bills passed by congress and signed into law ought to be acknowledged the first time around might be a better move. Or wait, is that still also redundant too?