GLORIOUS LEADER: Breitbart Crows That Trump has Fulfilled His Promise To Say “Merry Christmas”

Via Breitbart:

Tuesday at a stop on his “Thank You” tour in West Allis, WI, President-elect Donald Trump opened up his appearance by fulfilling a campaign promise regarding the use of “Merry Christmas” as a holiday greeting. “So when I started 18 months ago, I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here someday and we are going to say merry Christmas again,” Trump said. “Merry Christmas — so, merry Christmas everyone. Happy New Year, but Merry Christmas. And I am here today for one main reason: to say thank you to the people of Wisconsin.”

A different take from Slate:

Donald Trump appeared in Wisconsin on Tuesday for one of the series of rallies that he’s apparently calling the “Merry Christmas USA Thank You Tour 2016.” He’s standing in front of six Christmas trees. So now the phrase Merry Christmas, thanks to the long-running far-right “War on Christmas” conspiracy theory—which was invented by the white-nationalist John Birch Society in 1959—has been officially weaponized into the partisan slogan of a president elected on a wave of hateful rhetoric about, among others, refugees. Truly, it’s what a Middle Eastern Jew who was born in a barn because no one else would take his parents in would have wanted.

  • DN

    Dear conservatives,

    Please show me one person in America who has been punished *by the government* for saying Merry Christmas.

    I’ll wait.

    • wait…the “by the government” bit is the same bit that they don’t understand with the 1st amendment, right?
      back to civics class…

      • KQCA

        Ya’ll, these are the bright minds aligned with the kind of church I was raised in, where I was called in front of the church as a 14-year old kid, to have Satan cast out of my thoughts because I said I hoped to go to college one day.

        And, “yes, I do understand what a run-on sentence is.” I also understand that these religious idiots insist on halting progress and dragging humankind into the ditch with them.

        • Bad Tom

          Your sentences are fine.

          I had a Materials Science professor who wrote the textbook. Every sentence was run-on. It was torture to study for his class.

          • karmanot

            It helps to read Proust. I never got beyond the third chapter in ‘Swan’s Way.’

        • olandp

          That isn’t a run-on sentence, it is a compound sentence.

          • KQCA

            😉 You caught the underlying joke there. My sense of humor can be…. “different.”

        • My Lakota lover from Rosebud was raised Catholic but started to attend a fundamentalist church and was even ordained by them. Until they found out he was gay. They did an exorcism and then they cast him out. I have always had a difficult time understanding such actions, but my heart feels for you in that you had to suffer what he suffered…and he suffered greatly. So much pain was inflicted to those who were just children at the time.

          • KQCA

            Thanks, Ty. People like me and your lover survive it all because of good people like you.

    • Gustav2

      Don’t tell anyone, especially the Trump government’s goons, our MUSLIM neighbors make sure they say, “Merry Christmas!” to us every year.

    • MonochromeMouse

      “Well, there was that one Christian couple in that small town who ran that store that sold stuff that Obama sent the FBI in to shut down because they said “Merry Christmas” but you didn’t hear about it because it was covered up, it was totally all over the internet though I swear.”

      • Nowhereman

        I heard that they got hustled away and taken down the nearest tunnel to the FEMA camp under WallyWorld!

        • MonochromeMouse

          YEAH! That’s the one.

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    • Diogenes Onionpants

      Well, there was the whole colonial Massachusetts Puritan banning-of-any-xmas-celebration thing. I guess trump, Fox, etc. are really just anti-Puritan? (Though, who wouldn’t be? Those guys were nuts.)

    • Diogenes Onionpants

      Remember: when it comes to civil rights legislation, the libertarian loonies among the republicans insist that The Market should determine rights. (Rand Paul actually seems to believe that segregation woulda been bad for business, if only we’d given them a few more years and not sent in the National Guard.)

      When it comes to right-wing political correctness–demanding that businesses and individuals follow their script without variation–that’s when the government should step in.

    • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d4b391696681cd6b514438636422ad7b7b4f65bde4be8542e125598cfd225b6.jpg Historically, we would have been physically abused if we tried to say “Merry Christmas” in our Native languages.

  • Robert Adams

    Well Happy Holidays right back at ya!

  • Lazycrockett

    Such pettiness. The things the right get bunched up bout.

  • bkmn

    Gee that makes him a major success.

    I fully expect that after he is sworn in that Breitbart the very next day or week will quote the low unemployment numbers and claim he is responsible for them.

    • I fully expect that after he is sworn in, either China or Russia launch an all-out attack on this country. China is already calling us “dissolute.”

      • bkmn

        I wonder how much Trump has invested in China and Russia. It would be nice to see those tax returns he promised he would release if elected.

      • IamM

        Don’t rule out France or England.

  • dcurlee

    Yes everything we’re dealing with, saying merry Christmas and meeting Kanye are more important

    • More important than security briefings!

      • Gianni

        Absolutely! A leader must prioritize.Frankly, I feel that Trump avoids the briefings simply because his attention span is almost non-existent. That plus the fact that the details in the briefings tend to go over his head. Wait ’till he’s sitting in the hot seat and has to listen to briefings every day. Perhaps he’ll cancel those, too. Then if there’s info in a briefing that he didn’t allow and something drastic happens, he can whine that “No one told me about it!”

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • KCMC

      precious moments has nothing on you.

    • KQCA

      “Ah, youth.”

    • McSwagg

      They look like well trained altar boys.

  • bkmn

    I did see at Washington Monthly that no one on Team Trump seems to know which agency is responsible for nuclear safety (hint: the department rhymes with Menergy.)

    • Todd20036

      How about the Department of Menergy? LBGTs need some place to go

  • Robert Adams

    Merry Christmas!! Your present from the GOP this year? Kiss your health care good-bye.

    But fear not — your guns are safe!

    • bkmn

      Yup, they are already claiming that the ACA didn’t help as many people as it really did.

      • Todd20036

        Actually, a lot of Trumpanzees don’t even realize it helped them.

        Once ACA is repealed, and their premiums go up, or their insurance is cancelled, they’ll just sit there with dumb looks on their faces wondering what happened.

        • Christopher

          Well, to be fair, they already had the dumb looks on their faces.

          • Gianni

            That sort of comes with the territory, doesn’t it?

        • bkmn

          And they will blame the Democrats for it, because libruls.

  • DaddyRay
    • tcinsf

      so wrong…..

      • DaddyRay

        Which makes it so right

      • Nowhereman

        What? Santa’s just fluffing the pillow for the little baby…

        • DaddyRay

          Isn’t Santa bringing baby Jebus a pillow for Christmas

    • Christopher

      I fucking LOVE this!

      It’s perfect!

    • Lazycrockett

      right click n save.

    • KQCA

      Finally…. a meme that literally made me laugh out loud.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      NICE !! Can use that for Xmas cards his year !

    • Paula

      Sorry kid, your daddy can’t help you now. BWAHAHAHA!

  • SunsetGay

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    And to the “Alt-Right” Nazis… HAPPY HANNUKAH!

  • Yeah, but it really should be “Merry Mithras”, since Jesus is just the Judeo-Roman version of Mithras, who was the Hindu-Persian version of the Egyptian god Horas, among others. I mean, Jesus was far from the first savior of the world to be born to a virgin in a cave on December 25th, etc… etc… etc….

    • McSwagg

      And the three wise men were Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. Otherwise known as Orion’s Belt.

      http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/ori-t.jpg

      • Is that a sword in his scabbard, or is he just glad to see us?

        • McSwagg

          Well, I’m always glad to see HIM ! (And, yes, he has a MIGHTY sword.)

  • Baltimatt

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/25/weekly-address-merry-christmas-president-and-first-lady

    In this week’s [25 December 2015] address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They celebrated the values of the season, and in that spirit of gratitude honored all the brave men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe, as well as the families that stand by them. The President and First Lady asked that everyone take time this holiday season to visit JoiningForces.gov, and find out how to give back to the troops, veterans, and military families in your community.

  • Christopher

    I’m waiting for his “Apology Tour” to Americans for being born.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Bah Humbug!

  • mikeinrkfd

    Well anyway;
    Unhappy Holidays to you.

  • hdtex
  • PickyPecker
  • boobert
  • PickyPecker
    • KQCA

      My sister-in-law is actually returning Christmas cards to anyone who sends a card that doesn’t specifically state “Jesus” or “Christmas” on it.

      She’s a wonderful Christian bigot…if that isn’t redundant.

      • Uncle Mark

        Does she return those “offending” cards that have money or checks inside too?

        • Gianni

          Probably, but not with the money or checks still in them.

        • KQCA

          We don’t know. NO ONE in the family sends her gifts.

      • Clive Johnson

        Wow!

      • Nowhereman

        I would just start marking anything from her “return to sender” without opening it. What a jerk. Christmas is only one of many holidays that people celebrate this time of year. They think they get to lord it over everyone else.

      • Back when I sent out cards (people still do that?), I purposely got seasonal cards because about 1/3 of my list was Jewish. Not that they would be offended by a Christmas card but I’m more thoughtful than that. For people like your SIL, freedom of religion includes everyone paying lip service to HER religion while she ignores all the others. I hope you have limited contact with her.

        • KQCA

          Bullseye, and, “yes, I have VERY limited contact with her. She and my brother are states away from me. They are Missouri born-agains who despise anyone in government who isn’t a Caucasian male. Last time I visited I couldn’t survive the 3 days there. The second night night I slipped out to the country gas station, bought a 750L bottle of wine, and chugged it behind a locked bedroom door. It got me calmed enough to politely leave early the next morning.

    • David Walker

      Clearly a heretic destined for hell.

    • Nowhereman

      True. And it really shouldn’t be a big deal. I’m a lifelong atheist–and it does bother me that people just assume I’m a christian. I’m most decidedly not. But if someone wishes me a merry xmas or happy holidays, I just respond in the spirit given. I didn’t get pissy about it until Bilo the Clown’s effing war on xmas. I worked in retail and had his types coming up to the counter and yelling MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! at me and then giving me their little screed. I got sick of it and started responding back to them that I don’t celebrate xmas and in fact it’s my least favorite holiday.

  • james1200
    • Uncle Mark

      Is this a preview of the Trump Christmas Special? It can’t be; there’s not enough gold paint

    • Bad Tom

      I’m afraid to ask (but will anyway,) when and where was this shot?

      • Pollos Hermanos

        Fresno

        • Bad Tom
      • james1200

        It’s just a guess but I’m thinking Breitbart headquarters, about a week ago.

  • PickyPecker
    • karmanot

      Bingo!

  • Butch

    Thank god I can sleep at night now.
    One of our businesses participated in a Christmas craft show last year. By the end of the day I was wanting to say “Hail Satan” to everyone who came by our booth.

  • Kelly Lape

    If anyone were to correct me and imply that “Happy Holidays” was inappropriate, then obviously I’d apologize and say I’m sorry, I meant to say “Fuck You”

    • KQCA

      I think I love you.

    • Gianni

      Good comeback and to the point of their asininity.

    • sherman

      Or alternatively say “Merry Christmas! Merry FUCKING Christmas!”

  • Max_1

    When someone insists on saying, “Merry Christmas” reply, “ALL Holidays matter”.

    • Todd20036

      Or even, “Good Winter Solstice” to you too

      • MT YVR

        I tend to reply with “Hail Cthulhu, may he devour your enemies first and you last so you may watch. Happy day.” I find looking fixedly just past their left ear while doing it tends to really sell the holiday feel.

        • Max_1

          Man, you cray cray for the holiday…

          • MT YVR

            Y’AI’NG’NGAH
            YOG-SOTHOTH
            H’EE-L’GEB
            F’AI THRODOG
            UAAAH… aaaaand a happy new year! /singing

          • Bad Tom

            May HE spare you until then!

          • safari

            Especially the ones that happen once a century when he gets to act as a representative of his father’s family.

        • madknits

          Hail Cthulhu, may he devour your soul for a thousand years.

          • MT YVR

            Hey pookiums. (wave) Always good to see you. 😉

    • safari

      Heh.

    • Uncle Mark

      Merry Festivus !!! Let’s start with the traditional airing of grievances. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9573aacff2b571aec23d5908a013bdd87130d71dda3771bbfe74a3d393ed2fc3.png

  • safari

    I really don’t understand this “war” on Christmas. I go to work and people have little christmas trees on their desk, the coffee shop is playing christmas music, there are lights festooned around town. I live in a place where the majority celebrate christmas. No one gets offended when someone says “Merry Christmas”. I, like many, just prefer “Happy Holidays” because I know everyone isn’t Christian and there are quite a few this time of year including secular New Years. I don’t see how including Christmas with other holidays is a problem to anybody but those with the thinnest of skins.

    • Lazycrockett

      I say happy holidays cause it includes all of them. That way I say less to people I don’t know or care for. Plus the only time I even say it is to the poor person working the register at the local store or midnight shift at 7 11. Trust me they don’t give a shit.

      • I will admit when I used to send out Christmas cards, i’d either do something Native or something wintery with no religious overtones and then write inside: “May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases…be ethnic.”

    • Silver Badger

      No body has ever given me a problem with “Happy Holidays”. Do you suppose it’s the pitchfork and the sent of brimstone around me?

      • Lazycrockett

        If I said Happy Holidays and someone took this Merry Christmas tone with me a hardy FU would be my response.

    • Robert Adams

      Those complaining about the “war” on Christmas are the ones losing the latest culture wars.

      Culture warriors come in two stripes – (1) those that oppose inclusion of people different from themselves, and (2) those that are open to including everyone.

      Cultural wars are always started by those I’ve labeled number (1). The thing is that by the time the number (1)’s initiate the culture war, it is too late because they have already lost, because the times they are a’changing. The number (2)’s don’t really want the “war” but they fight for what is right for all people, not just the few. And eventually, the number (2)’s win.

      Slavery is outlawed. Women get the vote, Jim Crow is made illegal, Gays get to marry.

      And yes, people do die in these “wars”, unfortunately.

      This pattern is repeated for cultural war after cultural war.

      • And my family got to become American Citizens in 1924 with the Indian Citizen Act. Of course it took another generation or two for us to be allowed to vote, but hey–

        Oh–and on the bright side–in the 1970s a lot of towns and cities eliminated their laws that didn’t let people like me on “their” land after dark.

  • Cuberly
    • james1200

      Beautiful, just beautiful. But this is my favorite X-mas song because it’s more inclusive. Hindus, Muslims, all of us can do it!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRfvSOuwM_4

      • Cuberly

        Ha!..just be sure to mind the tinsel. heh…

      • The_Wretched

        that’s touching!

        • safari

          It brings tears to my eyes.

        • james1200

          Deeply touching. Deeply.

          • The_Wretched

            just a little bit more now

          • james1200

            Whoa…that’s just a bit too much festiveness. Pull back a little.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        !!!!!!!!!

        • james1200

          My little gift to you. You’re welcome.

          • so odd–just tried to copy and paste the Youtube url of this to 2 different FB private message accounts, and it just vanishes like a fist up someone’s…

            no–I mean, it didn’t paste onto FB. That’s a new experience for me.

          • james1200

            Try to copy & paste this url, minus the parentheses…

            (https://youtu.be/yRfvSOuwM_4)

      • Robincho

        To the wrist? Jeez, whatta bunch of lightweights…

  • Max_1
    • MT YVR

      To be truly acurate I want to see Putin drinking a glass of milk while Donny sings. And milk shoots out his nose.

      And never, ever ask where Puddin’s hand is.

      Oh my god. They’re Harley and Puddin’!! Jesus wept tequila, I just noticed it.

  • Henry Auvil
  • safari
    • Lazycrockett

      Please that whole cabinet is gonna take daily afternoon naps.

      • Bad Tom

        Each moment they are asleep, the world will be just a little safer.

    • Bad Tom

      “Trump thought Giuliani ‘lacked stamina’ to be secretary of state.”

      I wasn’t worried about his stamina,
      I was worried about his sanity.

  • Mike C

    I went over to Breitbart to post this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7aivTkmH8g

    • Uncle Mark

      They’re probably upset that you didn’t post the “White Christmas” one instead

    • Bad Tom

      Were you immediately BANNED??!?

  • MB
  • halfwaythere

    I do not have enough contempt for this man.

  • Rex

    There is no “war on Christmas” there are only small minded people that get offended by a friendly greeting while they contend they’re all about love and understanding.

    • fuzzybits

      These folks seem to be perpetually pissed off about something.

  • fuzzybits
  • Mike in Texas

    Do people still really care about this tired old gripe?

    • Gene

      massively.

      I am not saying I agree. My best friend just wished me merry Christmas as he gave me a gift. He is Muslim. My Jewish co worker said it as we decorated the office. I wished him a Happy Hannukah. No one ever said any one could NOT say that, and Obama DID say it!

      But, I know several people, one of them a lady who worked with my late mom, who told me that Trump saying “we could say Merry Christmas” again and not be ashamed, is why she voted for him.

      silly? yes. But, to the people who are really religious, and in this nation, thats every age group (sorry folks, even 2/3 of millenials are still affiliated) and many people in each of these groups are VERY religious, the idea that saying “merry Christmas” might offend someone is a sign of…just..awfulness. they cannot conceive of why anyone, even a non Christian would be offended (and if said person was 1) it was not meant meanly 2) “you are in a Christian nation, if only by social majority, so..deal”) and they see it as an attack on the birth of the one who is the center of their lives.

      do they still really care? enough to vote on the issue. The orange freak was being savvy when he mentioned this. to them, its like seeing the white house in rainbow colors to us. but..even bigger.

  • Clive Johnson
  • Dagoril

    Did he also visit a local Starbucks and throw one of their “Happy Holidays” cups on the floor, while stomping around in a rage like Dawn Davenport?

    • Joe in PA

      Cha Cha heels unite!

  • Joe in PA

    Fulfilled His Promise To Say “Merry Christmas”….

    Set that “promises” bar pretty low, eh Breitbart?

  • FAEN

    So what who cares. Amazing that THIS is what they’re focusing on.

    • David Walker

      Whip up the troops any way you can.

    • Jeffg166

      Look at this great victory I give you. Ignore the tax increase I’m also giving you plus the cuts in your Medicare and Social Security. It’s all good cause I said Merry Christmas..

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I refuse to say Merry Christmas while it’s still Advent. Then I’ll do it for 12 days. OK, so I’m a queer queer…

    • Jeffg166

      A friend of ours was scandalized his neighbors had put their light up on the house the first week of November. He waits until Advent is over to decorate. Says he’s old fashion. If I don’t decorate right after Halloween it doesn’t go up. It didn’t this year.

  • David Walker

    I wrote in the other Drumpf/Wisconsin story that I’m re-reading “The Rise and Fall…” by William Shirer. I thought it might be instructive to prepare for the next four years. Putin/Drumpf have gone about some of the takeover differently than Hitler, but I found this as one of those Hmmmmmmmm moments. It’s on page 32 and the time reference is post-WWI.
    “[The German people] hard to find scapegoats for the defeat and their humiliation and misery. They easily convinced themselves that they had found them in the “November criminals” who had signed the surrender and established democratic government in place of the old autocracy. The gullibility [of the German people] is a subject which Hitler often harps on in ‘Mein Kampf.’ He was shortly to take full advantage of it.”
    So it begins. Tell them what they want to hear. Lie to them often enough and the will eat it up. Soon, you won’t even have to repeat the lies because you are the one saying them and, remarkably, they believe everything you say. That’s my observation, not a quote. The book quote is … in quotes.

  • zhera

    Happy Hanukkah, everybody! And a Delightful Saturnalia to you all!

  • Crow on a Top Hat

    And thus I will do my best to cancel out that phrase as we continue this seasonal war. happy holidays, Happy Holidays, HAppy HOlidays, HAPpy HOLidays, HAPPy HOLIdays, HAPPY HOLIDays, HAPPY HOLIDAys, HAPPY HOLIDAYs, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • GayOldLady
    • Nowhereman

      Well done!

    • GayOldLady

      I know it’s really common, but I just couldn’t resist.

    • zhera

      Tag yourself!

      I’m ‘A’.

      • GayOldLady

        I’m going to keep my secrets. I almost embarrassed myself just posting that. 🙂

  • Nowhereman

    Call your goddam holiday whatever the hell you want to. Just don’t come up to me and shout it in my face, or demand that I say “merry christmas” back to you. You won’t like the spin I put on it.

  • Philly Mike

    Well that is all I fucking need is for tRUMP to say Merry Christmas!
    He is now the GREATEST! President of all time!

  • ryan charisma

    whoopie shit.

  • andrew

    What’s the big deal? I say Merry Christmas all the time and I’m an agnostic. I ask my nephew, what he wants Santa Claus to bring him for Christmas. That doesn’t mean I believe in Santa Claus.

  • BobSF_94117

    The Holiday Season: that time of year, beginning in November, when all Americans are expected to acknowledge the giant chip on the shoulder of white, conservative Christians…

  • nokkonwud

    ALL Holidays Matter!

  • sherman
  • TimJ

    This is an appeal t the absolute stupidest people in our society. Merry Christmas, assholes!

  • 2patricius2

    What a great man he is! Despite his heft, he stepped right over that low bar!

  • JCF

    Back atcha, Drumpf!

    https://www.caganer.com/1316-pos_thickbox/santa-claus.jpg

    [That’s a “caganer”, FYI.]

  • Sean Warner
  • Friday

    So he wants a medal for pretending it’s hard t[ say ‘Merry Christmas’ himself after threatening to somehow prevent anyone saying anything else? How brave.

  • karmanot