ACE has drunk of the red state Kool-Aid

Christian right trying to make Christmas about Christ

ACE notes an AP story:

Emboldened by their Election Day successes, some Christian conservatives around the country are trying to put more Christ into Christmas this season. [emphasis mine]

And he responds

Next thing you know, they’ll be trying to tell us Thanksgiving had something to do with thanking God, rather than eating turkey and watching parades.

ACE seems to be snarkily claiming that Christianity even EXISTED when the Americas were settled several centuries ago. As far as I can tell (from news reports, anyway) the so-called “Christian” movement began about the time George W. Bush was selected President of the United States. But, ACE, if you’re buying this “founded on Christian ideals by men who were Christians” revisionist bunk, go right ahead.

(Folks, that’s sarcasm.)

As for the section I emphasized in the original quote from the AP story, am I the only one getting tired of the “Bush won because of values and the backwoods Bible bangers” mantra? Sure, I think values and belief that Bush more strongly supports Christian values was a significant factor. But if Kerry had won we’d be hearing a constant stream of “the American people have voted against the war in Iraq” babble.

Is there a “Kerry lost because he’s a Godless Hun with no moral values” movement out there? Not that I’m aware of.

Maybe there’s more to Bush’s victory than Fundamental Christian Zealots. I realize that this is quite unlikely, though, given the results of exit polls. And we all know that those are infallible.

(Yes, dear reader. More sarcasm.)

UPDATE: I’ve GOT IT! The new mantra for the Red State Kool-Aid Drinkers:

“It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion, it is by the juice of W that the mind aquires speed, the lips become a stain, the stain becomes a warning, it is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.”


  1. Its fine if Christians want to take back Christmas. But can we leave Thanksgiving alone, please? My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the fact that, no matter what you believe, Thanksgiving can be your holiday too. You can give thanks to God, to the Gods, to Buddah, or just to each other. As far as I’m concerned its the perfect holiday, you get together with friends and family and express appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy. And those expressions can vary as widely as people’s beliefs. So take back Christmas, but leave Thanksgiving in peace. Also, please note that even though a bunch of people say they voted for Bush because of ‘values’ (I forget the exact stat), its less than said that in 2000.

  2. Christians have only themselves to blame. They replaced Christmas with rampant commericalism and mindless consumerism. They have replaced Christ with Santa Claus. They have replaced Christs message of love with the message of BUY! BUY! BUY! BUY! BUY! Stop blaming liberals, They are not the ones who are in shopping till they drop. If you want to put Christ back, put him in your heart and not in your shopping bag