Wise guys of politics are not the wise men of Christmas

An encore Horsey cartoon contrasts the gifts of Christmas with the follies of politics. (David Horsey / Los Angeles Times)

Tomorrow and the day after that and all the days beyond, we can worry and gripe and argue about guns and greenhouse gases; tea party politics and the gap between rich and poor; Obamacare and immigration. On Christmas Day, though, we all deserve a break.

Forgetting for a while the wise guys of human folly, most of us can spend the day being wise men and women sharing love, friendship, good times and a communal meal with the people in our lives who matter the most.

Appreciate every blessing that comes with the occasion and, as Tiny Tim said, "God bless us, every one."