Republicans' War On Chanukah
12/02/2013 - 23:40
Douglas Bloomfield
'Happy Holidays' is what liberals say.
'Happy Holidays' is what liberals say.

As Jews began lighting Chanukah candles, the National Republican Campaign Committee was peddling T-shirts that rejected the ecumenical spirit of the season.

The front of the shirt read "'Happy Holidays' is what liberals say" and on the back in large letters it said "Merry Christmas." 

People began asking if this is what GOP leaders meant when they said that after the 2012 election losses and the disastrous government shutdown that the party needed rebranding.

Or does it mean that GOP stands for Gentiles Only Party?

It seems Jews weren't the only ones offended and the knuckleheads at NRCC dropped that version – claiming it was sold out --  and came up with another hair-brained version declaring, "I'm not afraid to say 'Merry Christmas.'"

And it's only $39.99 with free shipping. That ain't no metziah ('bargain' for those not of the Hebraic persuasion).  

Order quickly before someone realizes how stupid they look and removes that one from the web site, too.


Saying "Merry Christmas" is not a war on Judaism; ecumenical nonsense peddled by the Democrats is a war on BOTH Christianity and Judaism.

Hannukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. By eliminating reference to the specific holidays we damage the meaning of both holidays and both religions.

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