Quote: "This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture." William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, in the Washington Post.
Figure of Speech: bathos, the unintentionally hilarious emotional appeal.
What evil has the White House perpetrated? Its Christmas card refers to the "holidays" instead of Christmas. The Christian right hasn't been this apoplectic since, oh, last month.
The president did include a passage from Psalm 28. Not good enough, says Donohue. That's the Old Testament (you know, the one the Jews wrote). You would think the guy would like the psalm anyway. "Because they regard not the works of the Lord," it reads in part, "he shall destroy them, and not build them up."
Just like Iraq!
Snappy Answer: "Protect us Christians from the bad elements. Let’s arm Santa!"