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November 24, 2007

Survey: Americans Fed Up With Stores' ''Happy Holidays'' And Democrats Hate Christmas (Updated)

Topics: Faith

Here's more evidence that the culture war is in full swing and that the religion gap is the leading edge of the "culture war" that has polarized American politics.

A new Rasmussen survey finds that Americans are getting fed up with being wished 'Happy Holidays' in stores rather than "Merry Christmas, although fewer Democrats than Republicans favor being wished - the real reason for the season - "Merry Christmas":

The Rasmussen survey found 67 percent favor "Merry Christmas" while just 26 percent prefer "Happy Holidays."

Rasmussen said the poll results were the same for males and females, and there were few demographic differences.

A sharp difference, however, showed up between Republicans and Democrats.

While 88 percent of Republicans prefer "Merry Christmas," just 57 percent of Democrats favor the saying.

Rasmussen also found 57 percent of respondents say they will attend a Christian service on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day this year.

A 2004 survey reported in USA Today found that Voters who say they go to church every week usually vote for Republicans, while those who go to church less often or not at all tend to vote Democratic. The same article noted other polarizing issues in 2004 - all of which centered around faith issues such as gay marriage, same sex marriage, patriotism, etc.

The take home message is that it appears that if you're in favor of gay rights, partial-birth abortion, same sex marriage, hate patriotism, and you don't like Christmas - you're more likely to be a Democrat. If you are against same sex marriage, partial birth abortion, anti-war nutcases slamming our troops, politicians like Harry Reid trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq, and you think Christmas is not the real reason for the season - you're more likely to be a Republican.

Sure, Christmas has more to do with Christians than those who practice other faiths, but for a store to use "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" is to ignore a great tradition in America and the real reason that we celebrate the season. It's not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim thing; it has to do with values and recognizing the importance of God and faith in our lives, and the values upon which our great nation was built.

gift3.gifEnough serious stuff so our friends on the Left can lighten up: Differences Between Republicans and Democrats...

* Republicans say "Merry Christmas!" Democrats say "Happy Holidays!"

* Republicans help the poor during the holidays by sending $50 to the Salvation Army. Democrats help the poor by giving $50, one buck at a time, to panhandlers on the street.

* Democrats get back at the Republicans on their Christmas list by giving them fruitcakes. Republicans re-wrap them and send them to in-laws.

* Democrats let their kids open all the gifts on Christmas Eve. Republicans make their kids wait until Christmas morning.

* When not in stores, Republicans shop from a catalog. Democrats watch for "incredible TV offers" on late night television.

* Democrats do much of their shopping at Target and Wal-Mart. So do Republicans, but they don't admit it.

* Republican parents have no problem buying toy guns for their kids. Democrats refuse to do so. That is why their kids pretend to shoot each other with dolls.

* Republicans spends hundreds of dollars and hours of work decorating the yard with outdoor lights and Christmas displays. Democrats save their time and money, and drive around at night to look at *other* people's lights.

* Democrats' favorite Christmas movie is "Miracle on 34th Street." Republicans' favorite Christmas movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." Right-Wing Republicans' favorite Christmas movie is "Die Hard."

* Republicans always take the price tag off expensive gifts before wrapping. Democrats also remove price tags off pricey gifts ... and reposition them to make sure they are seen.

* Republicans wear wide red ties and green sports jackets during the festive season. Democrats do too, all year round.

* Most Republicans try, at least once, enclosing indulgent, wretchedly maudlin form letters about their families in their Christmas cards. Public ridicule from Democrats usually discourages them from doing it again.

* Democrats' favorite Christmas carol is "Deck the Halls." Young Democrats' favorite Christmas carol is "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." Republicans' favorite Christmas carol is "White Christmas." Young Republicans' favorite Christmas carol is "White Christmas."

* Cheapskate Republicans buy an artificial Christmas tree. Tight-fisted Democrats buy a real tree, but they wait until the week before Christmas when the lots lower their prices.

* Democrat men like to watch football while the women fix holiday meals. On this, Republicans are in full agreement.

* Republicans see nothing wrong with letting their children play "Cowboys and Indians." Democrats don't either, as long as the Indians win.

* Republicans first began thinking like Republicans when they stopped believing in Santa Claus. Democrats became Democrats because they never stopped believing in Santa Claus.


And then there's this poster that a friend sent me that is apparently going around the Internet now:


This poster is just about the most defining snapshot of the Democratic position that I've ever seen.

Posted by Richard at November 24, 2007 9:08 AM

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