What is most surprising about the news on Christmas Day is not that President Obama and his family failed to attend any church service, but that his lack of attendance seemed so unremarkable to the secular news media that it went lagely unreported. Just as actions speak louder than words, so does the omission of actions speak louder than words.
Pro-Obama reporters dutifully repeated White House press office talking points that say the president has attended church on Christmas Day three times before in Hawaii since he took office in January 2009. But all three of those times wwere before he last had to face the voters in November 2012. It is true that attending church is not one of the official duties of a president. So now that the president no longer has to face voters and there is no more reason for the Obama family to keep up appearances, why spend time in a church just to set a public example that would affirm his own recent statements on keeping Christmas a day for religious observance? Accordiing to White House Dossier, "President Obama and his family skipped church this Christmas, despite issuing a call last week for Christians to remember the religious aspect of the holiday and not overdo the commercial." To his partial credit, President Obama spent some of his holiday time being photographed with American troops who are stationed in Hawaii, but not nearly as much time as he is spending on the golf course.