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December 21, 2010
NPR's Totenberg gets the word 'Christmas' stuck in her throat
This little aside by Nina Totenberg sums up everything that is revolting about political correctness and the left's incomprehensible inability to leave nothing untouched by their sneering disregard for tradition:
I want to say one thing about the budget that didn't get passed, the omnibus bill. You know, we talk a lot about - we just passed this huge tax cut in part because business said, you know, we have to plan, we have to know what kind of tax cuts we have. Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don't know how much money they've got and for what. And I was at - forgive the expression - a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this. These are law enforcement people don't know exactly what kind of money they can spend for what.What is there to "forgive?" Newsbusters:
NPR reporter Nina Totenberg interjected on Inside Washington in the weekend's oddest cautionary separation from a common description for a common event, seemingly embarrassed to invoke any religious terminology for Christmas. She didn't say what she'd prefer for parties this time of the year to be named. "Winter solstice party"? Just plain old "holiday party"? Or a "seasonal gathering"?If Americans were as sensitive to religion as the Totenberg and the left believes they - to the point that one must ask forgiveness for invoking a religious holiday - I daresay this country would be constantly at each other's throats.
Earth to Nina: Nobody gives a damn if you use the term "Christmas" rather than whatever your liberal friends feel to be an acceptable alternative. If anyone does object, they are demonstrating an intolerance that does an injustice to whatever god they worship. Christmas has both secular and religious implications and not recognizing that demonstrates a nauseating adherence to orthodoxy that makes Totenberg look like an idiot.