7 Reasons The GOP’s War Against Saying ‘Happy Holidays’ Is The Dumbest Thing Ever
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.
— NRCC (@NRCC) November 29, 2013
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.”
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.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Happy Holidays – http://eepurl.com/b4Xsn — Rand Paul (@DrRandPaul) December 23, 2010
Senator Dean Heller
— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) December 17, 2012
And then there’s…
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) November 27, 2013
So if the NRCC isn’t representing Republicans in Congress, whose views are they pushing when they mock the use of “Happy Holidays”?