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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:11 PM

Is The "War On Christmas" One Of The Right Wing's Dumbest Straw Men

Well, that or hippies spitting on returning soldiers in the 60s.


I don't think your garden variety lefty gives a rat's ass how many Christmas trees, nativity scenes, and Santas he or she sees...


The only bow I make to the "War On Christmas" is if I send a Season's Greeting card it doesn't have a religious theme.

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Reply Is The "War On Christmas" One Of The Right Wing's Dumbest Straw Men (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 OP
immoderate Nov 2012 #1
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #3
Initech Nov 2012 #5
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #7
dembotoz Nov 2012 #4
Populist_Prole Nov 2012 #6

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:24 PM

1. Straw Man? Or Troll Bait?

You sent a "Season's Greeting" card?! That's the major apostasy of the "war" crowd! It's liberal! It's rational! It's aimed at giving no offense. It's everything they hate!

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. My former neighbors were Jewish and Catholic

Yes, they celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas. I should send them TWO cards???? They got ONE Happy Holidays card.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. That's Why You Send A Generic Season's Greetings Card/nt

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:46 PM

5. It's definitely a troll bait argument.

If we give them any recognition in this they respond with "bring it on". If we ignore them they will continue to paint us as ungodly. It's a lose lose.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:28 PM

7. They're the ones who are inciting this

I've seen too many FB posts that say something like "I say Merry Christmas and I don't care who I offend"

Excuse me? Who is offended by "Merry Christmas"?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. at least you sent a card

i have not sent cards for several years now

no big political statement

just not a priority anymore

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

6. Same here.

It's not that I hate or even dislike it; I just don't really care anymore. I don't feel depressed and lonely, it just doesn't register any kind of special feeling like it used to. Same way one who doesn't care at all about sports would think of the superbowl.

The media hype getting worse, and coming earlier sure didn't help.

Really, the "war" thing is just a reliable meme cons and fundies dig up to keep the base stirred up.

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