New Congressman Waxes Dumb on the War on Christmas

We may be losing Michele Bachmann, but Congressman-elect Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, an acolyte of David Barton, promises to carry on her legacy of stupidity. In an interview with Josh Duggar, filling in for Tony Perkins on the FRC radio show, he staked his claim on the “war on Christmas.”

“It’s always been an honored time but just recently it seems like it has gotten to the point where we have to even defend our rights that are given to us to celebrate the birth of Christ and even just the celebration of Christmas has been under fire by the far-left,” he said.

Really? The “far left” is preventing you from celebrating Christmas? Breaking into your house and interrupting your prayers? Oh, you mean asking for equal access to the public square? Wow, such horrible persecution. You’re a martyr.

Loudermilk later said that people throughout the country “lost their sense of hope” and pride but will ultimately persevere, comparing America to George Bailey of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” He added: “There is some momentum that we haven’t seen in many years in this nation that people are just tired of political correctness, they’re tired of having their rights stepped upon and they’re ready for something different.”

It’s always amusing to me when conservatives praise It’s a Wonderful Life. You know what conservatives were saying when that movie came out? That it was communist propaganda. After all, it was a criticism of selfish, evil bankers.

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  • scienceavenger

    As a card-carrying Christmas hater, I want to ride around with these whiney fucks one Christmas. I spend most late Decembers desperately trying to get away from Christmas, and failing, while these wankers claim they are prevented from celebrating it. Obviously I’m doing something wrong.

  • John Pieret

    The “far left” is preventing you from celebrating Christmas? Breaking into your house and interrupting your prayers?

    Far, far worse! They are breaking into government property and preventing Christians from making everyone else share in their prayers, as is their god-given right.

    It’s always amusing to me when conservatives praise It’s a Wonderful Life. You know what conservatives were saying when that movie came out? That it was communist propaganda. After all, it was a criticism of selfish, evil bankers.

    Not only that, but it praised ordinary people getting together to pool their money to make a better life for themselves and others. Nothin’ more commie than that!

  • D. C. Sessions

    I spend most late Decembers desperately trying to get away from Christmas

    Lucky stiff. I have to start avoiding it in October.

    I spend most of the last two weeks of December up on a mountain doing emergency medicine. Not much in the way of god-bothering going on (despite what some might tell you) when people are dealing with broken arms, concussions, blown knees, and dislocated shoulders.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Dear Congressman: Your belief in superstitious nonsense does not trump my disbelief of superstitious nonsense. At the very best, it’s a tie. And since the Constitution says that you can’t force your superstitious nonsense on people who do not believe in it, ultimately that means I win.

    Celebrate all you wish. Everywhere and always — with the exception of public buildings and official government functions.

    Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    People are tired of political correctness. We miss the good old days when you could say whatever you wanted about vulnerable minorities and people wouldn’t give you the stink eye. We didn’t have to worry about uppity ni… Sigh. People are tired of political correctness.