The War on Christmas now begins in October, apparently.
Over the weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci said it’s “just too soon to tell” if people could gather safely for Christmas, by which he meant COVID is still spreading and lots of people still haven’t been vaccinated. Also, who knows what the virus situation will look like in three months.
All of that is a fair, blunt assessment of the situation we’re in.
COVID remains a problem. Large indoor (presumably maskless) gatherings with children who aren’t (and can’t be) vaccinated yet can only make things worse… though that could change if five-year-olds are able to get their shots later this month.
Fauci clarified on Monday that he wasn’t saying people couldn’t gather — and that he planned to spend the holidays with his family — but that clarification shouldn’t have been necessary. People who weren’t purposely trying to misinterpret his words knew what he said the first time.
That clarification was necessary, however, because right-wing media outlets and the Republicans they control were already spreading the lie about how Democrats were trying to “cancel” Christmas.
WATCH: Jen Psaki leaves the door open to Biden trying to cancel Christmas this year. pic.twitter.com/Idi8jad4GV
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 4, 2021
crushing my skull in an industrial vise until it pops like a ripe grape pic.twitter.com/GzxcAYsK31
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 4, 2021
Newsmax host asks: “Is Fauci going to cancel Christmas, or try to, yet again?” pic.twitter.com/bfEHNWEK9g
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) October 4, 2021
The Left wants to cancel Christmas despite Obama throwing a birthday bash in Martha’s Vineyard, the San Francisco mayor partying in a club because “the spirit” moved her, and more hypocrisy from the Democrats.
Rules for thee but not for me.
Americans are tired of it.
— Republican State Leadership Committee (@RSLC) October 4, 2021
Dr. Fauci and the radical Left are already calling to cancel Christmas. I can assure you that families will be celebrating Christmas in Tennessee.https://t.co/W2AFfDTwAj
— Bill Hagerty (@BillHagertyTN) October 4, 2021
How Joe Biden & the Democrats Stole Christmas.
Fire JOE BIDEN.
Save America �� https://t.co/AWcycDSBb5
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) October 4, 2021
There are only two possibilities here: Either members of Congress like Stefanik know Democrats don’t hate Christmas and they’re lying about it because they think their base is too dumb to figure it out… or they really do think we’re out to end Christmas because they have no ability to function in the real world.
The “Democrats are trying to cancel Christmas” narrative has been going on for years and somehow, it’s never happened. I’m not sure how it could happen. (Executive order?) But if you’re a conservative Christian whose entire existence hinges on feeling persecuted when you’re not, then anything and everything is seen as a threat to you practicing your faith.
Either way, these GOP politicians are as dumb as the people they’re pandering to. They’re the kind of people who think a plain red Starbucks cup is an attack on their religion. That’s what happens when you’ve never been the victim of any actual persecution.
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