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Poll: Trump voters more worried by “war on Christmas” than possible war with China

Thanks, Trump voters, thanks a lot!

It’s official: Trump voters are Wile E. Coyote. Like that clueless would-be-roadrunner-murderer, they’ve run our country off a cliff. They just don’t realize it yet.

Evidence of their inability to grasp what exactly they’ve gotten us all into comes in the form of a new poll from the creative folks at Public Policy Polling (PPP). According to a poll of 1200 registered voters conducted earlier this month,

60% of Trump voters … think there’s a War on Christmas to 25% who say there isn’t … In fact 24% of Trump voters say that the War on Christmas concerns them more than a potential war with China would.

Yep, they’re more worked up about people saying “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas” than they are by Trump’s reckless escalation of tensions with China, a country with a population of 1.36 billion and, you know, nuclear weapons.

As that that same poll reveals

Trump voters say by a 69-4 margin that they prefer the phrase Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays.

And while we’re on the subject of Christmas, Trump voters also have strong opinions about the color of Santa’s skin.

A majority of Republicans may not believe in Santa but if he does exist they know one thing about him- he’s white. GOP voters nationally by a 54-6 margin say that Santa is white … .

Most Clinton voters, by contrast, don’t actually give a shit what race Santa is. Because seriously.

Meanwhile, a poll by Qualtrics reveals that most Republicans — 52 percent — think that Trump won the popular vote. Seven percent of Democrats think this as well.

Needless to say, Trump did not win the popular vote, Santa is a fictional character who can be whatever color we want, and China really truly seriously is a bigger threat to America than people saying “happy holidays.”

While Trump voters freak out about  imaginary dangers like the “war on Christmas,” we all need to worry about their ongoing war on reality.

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Weatherwax
Weatherwax
5 years ago

For seven years or so, I lived in Tooting, South London. I loved that the “Christmas” street lights were up from end of October to beginning of January. They were pretty non-denominational, so could cover Halloween, Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night, Eid ul Fitr, Diwali, Hannukah, Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia, New Years Eve and probably many other holidays.

As I lived on a hill, most weekends over the same period, I got to see fireworks.

No one ever policed what I said. Everyone took everything in the spirit in which it was meant.

Weatherwax
Weatherwax
5 years ago

I now live in Brighton. Our lights this year spell out Believe, Dream, Wish and Ding Dong.

I’m not saying anything. Except I miss the phallicly suggestive lights. They were less bland.

Lagertha
Lagertha
5 years ago

When I grew up (in the 1950s) people used Happy Holidays as a way to include all the holidays, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve and Day. The week between Christmas and New Year was spent visiting friends and relatives. Happy Holidays just made sense. Perhaps if these Christians spent more time “doing unto others,” they wouldn’t have time for such silliness.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

@Weatherwax

Lights that say “Ding Dong” sound phallically suggestive enough to me. =P

Lurker (and tiny funder) who can't think of good names
Lurker (and tiny funder) who can't think of good names
5 years ago

On the “Happy Christmas” note, it is interesting that the last line of the 1822 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (or commonly, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”) is “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night”. It still sound odd to me, though, having grown up with “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”.

peep
peep
5 years ago

The War on Christmas has been an utter failure. Mandatory minimum sentencing has done nothing to keep people from celebrating. I propose we legalize it, or at least reduce the penalty to a fine.

(I’m talking about the same War on Christmas, right?)

SpleenyBadger
SpleenyBadger
5 years ago

I say “Happy Holidays” (a) because I’m an atheist and it feels more comfortable for me, and (b) because it’s non-specific and all-inclusive. Who doesn’t want a happy holiday?? The possibility of annoying/upsetting conservatives is just an added bonus.

Podkayne Lives (Effortless Chicken)
Podkayne Lives (Effortless Chicken)
5 years ago

On the “Happy Christmas” note, it is interesting that the last line of the 1822 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (or commonly, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”) is “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night”. It still sound odd to me, though, having grown up with “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”.

Does it say that? I learned “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” I think I did. I can’t remember saying it any other way. Must have been modernized for my generation.

‘Happy Christmas’ sounds terribly wrong to my American-tuned ears.

Of course, in Yiddish, Christmas is ‘Nitl’. Perhaps I should just start wishing everyone a freilacheh nitl.

chesselwitt
chesselwitt
5 years ago

How hard is it to acknowledge that everyone is not you? Not everyone celebrates the same thing you do, get over it. (Not directed at anyone here. I’m just sick of having to have this same stupid “War on Christmas” argument every fucking year because people can’t seem to comprehend that not every single person is a Christian and acknowledging that fact is not a war on your religion.)

Whenever I see Season’s Greetings on something I always think of Dave Barry’s comment that it doesn’t mean anything. It’s like walking up to someone and saying, “Appropriate remark!” in a loud, cheery voice.

Nobody Special
Nobody Special
5 years ago

Virgin Mary
December 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm
As Santa was a Russian bishop, it’s pretty safe to say he was white. But Jesus on the other hand, certainly was not. He would have been dark skinned like most Mediterranean people.
The White, blue eyed Jesus is Hollywood fiction.

True, but try telling your average American Christians that their blue-eyed boy, had he actually lived, would have owed his looks more to Osama bin Laden than to (insert name of any white actor who played Jesus) without making their heads explode.
Go on…..I dare you 🙂

Regarding how people pass on their seasonal greetings, ‘Merry Christmas and a happy New Year’ is how we always said it.

Karalora
Karalora
5 years ago

I hear far more people complaining that they’re “not allowed” to say Merry Christmas than complaining that someone else said Merry Christmas.

And I live in L.A.

banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
5 years ago

The alleged War on Christmas is what I like to awkwardly call a “wrong context problem.”

When you see “Happy Holidays” in place of “Merry Christmas,” it’s usually at some storefront or in the context of some TV or radio show or something like that. Lots of people think this is because of shadowy (((investors))) demanding the people they pay not remind them that Christians exist. But it’s actually because advertisers on those shows and the owners of those storefronts want all the money. And they’re completely aware that Jewish and Muslim people have money. And “Happy Holidays” is cheaper to print than “Merry Christmas, and also Hannukah, and also some people celebrate Mawlid around December, right?”

So it’s not a “War on Christmas,” but a “War on non-Christians’ wallets.”

Racka Rornoshy
Racka Rornoshy
5 years ago

I was under the impression that Blue Eyes White Jesus sounds like it would make a good addition to Yu-Gi-Oh.

Kevin
Kevin
5 years ago

I’ll just park this here. Happy Hogswatch.

Simon
Simon
5 years ago

Do they know the Russians don’t even celebrate Christmas on December 25th

I presume you refer to the Russian Orthodox Christmas? Actually they do celebrate it on the 25th of December, they just have a different view on when that falls. That said, you could convert on December 27th and have a second Christmas on the 7th of January by Gregorian Calendar.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

1)I don’t say any phrase. Small talk is my nemesis, and ‘Happy Holidays’ and its variations are the nadir of that

2)when customers say whatever phrase, my response is the same as when anyone wishes me well. ‘You too’

3)70% of the country is some kinda Christian, yet 90% celebrate Christmas. That’s the opposite of a war on your fuckin holy day

4)China, Russia, and Germany are gonna be the new superpowers. And the ‘Murica 1st’ types are just gonna let it happen, cos brown people are scary and girls shouldn’t be President. Ugh…

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