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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Over the weekend the National Republican Congressional Committee took down a much-mocked shirt that read “‘Happy Holidays’ is what liberals say” in the worst possible font. The back featured “Merry Christmas” in a much more resplendent typeface.


A spokesperson for the group claimed that the shirt sold out, which would be convenient. But perhaps the NRCC recognized that they’d smeared many of the heroes of their own party with the “L-word”—the fourth worst insult in the conservative language behind “RINO,” “empathetic,” and “professorial.”

UPDATE: There is now a mug version of the t-shirt.

Because you know who else has used “Happy Holidays”?

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

“I’m John McCain. Happy holidays and thank you for listening.”—Weekly Republican Address, 12/18/09

Sure, but McCain is a RINO, you’re saying.

How about…

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)


Senator Dean Heller

And then there’s…

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)


So if the NRCC isn’t representing Republicans in Congress, whose views are they pushing when they mock the use of “Happy Holidays”?