To help you start the new year right, here’s an excerpt from Margaret and Helen, by Helen Philpot:
Yesterday was the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, a document that gave me the right to call Sarah Palin a bitch (1st Amendment) and idiots the right to own guns (2nd Amendment).
And to prove my point, even Christmas has been turned into a war. Honestly, is it really that offensive to just wish someone Happy Holidays? After all, Merry Christmas doesn’t exactly evoke images of the birth of Jesus as much as it does a fat man in a red suit with a bag of toys. Realizing that counting down the number of shopping days to his birthday might be a little off-putting to Jesus, I think I’ll gladly stick with my Happy Holidays regardless of some haughty born-again’s desire to hear Merry Christmas.
But what I find most confusing these days is the Republican Party’s constant insistence that banning Muslims and Mexicans is not a Republican value and that Donald Trump’s extreme views are not representative of the GOP. Funny. Maybe in their efforts to roll back the Voting Rights Act, Republicans have forgotten that votes actually mean something, and currently the one Republican counting the most votes wants to ban Muslims and Mexicans.
Sometimes you might not like where you end up, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t actually there. Like it or not, the place they have landed is a debate stage filled with angry politicians calling for more wars. And Trump is what you get when card-carrying NRA members hell bent on wishing everyone a Merry Christmas are the largest voting block in your party. Nine of the GOP’s finest were debating on that stage but I swear there’s a tree stump in a Louisiana swamp with a higher IQ than all of them.
If you ask me, it’s time for a new party, but sadly nobody asked me.