Republicans’ War On Chanukah

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.

About the Author
Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.