If You Go Carryin' Pictures of Chairman Mao

23 Dec

Idiots are upset that Obama’s Christmas tree contains an ornament with a reproduction Warhol print of Chairman Mao.

I guess they take this as proof positive that Obama is transforming the country into a place where our society could pretty much skip the whole bourgeois capitalist phase anticipated by Marxist philosophy, and go directly to socialism on its way to communism using the peasants as the vanguard of the revolution to wage guerrilla war against feudal leaders.

Or something.

Meanwhile, Obama’s just pissed off the left wing of his own party, because he’s such a moderate centrist.

Seriously, it would so much help if people knew what they were talking about when they throw the dumb around.

28 Responses to “If You Go Carryin' Pictures of Chairman Mao”

  1. Fat Tony December 23, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    I don’t get hung on this stuff, but c’mon of the millions and millions and millions of Christmas ornaments that you could put on your tree you don’t think for a second that maybe Chairman Mao is a tad bit inappropriate for the leader of a Democratic Republic to display on his Christmas tree…which is part of a Christian holiday tradition

    No point in getting all worked up over it I agree…..but could the Obama people just be a little sensitive and a little bit smarter? Pictures, symbols, words matter. This stupid stuff is distracting indeed, so be smarter and stop walking into the frigging buzzsaw.

  2. Mike In WNY December 23, 2009 at 9:32 am #

    I see no reason to be upset with Obama’s Christmas tree, it just shows that he doesn’t know WTF he his doing and is completely out of touch with reality. The tranny ornament must have been an attempt to appease his LGBT supporters, I guess that is easier than actually doing anything substantial.

    • Carl December 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

      Mike…guess you must have missed the memo.

      The LGBT crowd is pissed at him too.

  3. Alan Bedenko December 23, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    Maybe you guys noticed that it’s not as if Obama put those specific ornaments on himself. They hired a designer to do it. The idea that they need to vet what’s on each ornament is almost as idiotic as Andrew Breitbart’s small-time Glenn-Beck thing he’s got going on.

  4. mike hudson December 23, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    how many millions of human beings did mao have murdered. little difference between him, stalin and hitler. so yeah, the white house christmas tree having an image of mao on it seems entirely appropriate.

  5. Ethan December 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    Well, it’s good of you to perpetuate this dumb meme by posting about it instead of, you know, studiously ignoring Teh Dumb.

  6. Mark December 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    The White House should not even have a Christmas tree.

  7. Jim H December 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Funny, especially since Mao was an atheist…but then what does Christmas have to do with religion, anyway??

    • Jon Splett December 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

      Absolutely nothing at all.

      I’m an atheist. I’ll be exchanging gifts over the next two days. It’s a secular holiday for me and the only thing related to religion I’ll be doing is making smart ass comments about Mary’s virginity.

      Sorry if that cheapens you’re holiday like gay weddings cheapen your marriage.

      • Jim H December 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

        You could put your image up there, but hanging douche bags from a live tree is a fire hazard.

  8. Get Off My Lawn December 23, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    When I read about this I simply take it as a gigantic FU to anyone who believes in God from a bunch of secularists who live to spoil Christmas for those that do believe that Christ still does belong in Christmas. That White House staff takes its cues from Obama and you’re a sucker if you don’t believe it. Obama is more likely to carry around Mao’s little “red book” than a pocket copy of the US Constitution. This is kind of like holding a James Earl Ray celebration on MLK day.

    • Jon Splett December 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

      You know where Christ doesn’t belong?

      The White House.

  9. mike hudson December 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    wow! the last president we had who presided over so many political gaffes and policy failures in such a short period of time was, well, the last president we had

  10. mike December 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Well at least he didnt give mao a wet sloppy BJ like Nixon did, we are still paying for that one!

  11. Jon Splett December 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    Um, can you please expand on why it’s dumb to think Obama is a moderate centrist?

    Because last time I checked, he kind of is…

    • Alan Bedenko December 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

      What makes you think I wrote that sarcastically? That’s a straight line. The idiots are the ones who think he’s a communist.

      • Jon Splett December 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

        Ah, I just read it wrong and took it to mean both sides were throwing the dumb around with what they think about it.

  12. Mike In WNY December 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Moderate is hardly a term to be used with Obama, he is an inconsistent left-leaning corporate statist espousing the worst possible, and irreconcilable, aspect of both positions.

  13. mike hudson December 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    man, there’s been nothing but obama love around here for the past week!

  14. Pauldub December 24, 2009 at 12:54 am #

    Considering that the Christmas tree is an adaptation of a pagan ritual not anything based on scripture, I don’t see the excitement here. If anything, it is a secular tradition and Santa Claus is nowhere in the New Testament.
    Happy Festivus to all, and to all get a life.

    • Ethan December 24, 2009 at 1:05 am #

      nice one, Paul.

  15. mike hudson December 24, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    the reason this has become a topic is that obama having a picture of mao on his christmas tree simply reinforces the image so many on the right have long had of him, and his centrist defenders are at a loss to justify the inclusion of one of the worst mass murderers in history in a christmas celebration at the home of the president of the united states. where are the ornaments depicting hitler, stalin and charlie manson? maybe next year.

    two other ornaments depict obama’s face plastered onto a photo of mt. rushmore (dream on) and the well known manhattan drag queen hedda lettuce, those being in far better taste than the one with pol pot, uh, i mean mao.

  16. Dave December 24, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    While I don’t believe that the ornaments signal any intention to turn America into a third-world dictatorship, it was pretty stupid to have been caught with them on the tree. The argument that he didn’t know what the tree decorator was doing doesn’t wash, because there are people on staff to watch for those kinds of things. I can believe it was a oversight, but it was one that should have been caught. Hudon’s right – this is the kind of thing that sends Fox news into a tizzy. The impression I’ve been getting isn’t of a man with socialist/communist/leftist dreams, but of an absentee landlord. He not only cannot keep his own party on message, but his staff is running around doing its own thing. Somebody needs to clamp down and get everyone – from the social director to Pelosi and Reid – on track. I swear, it’s like watching a cowboy trying to corral a herd of cats.

  17. mike hudson December 25, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    he’s the president of the united states for fuckssake and he doesn’t even control what’s going on in his living room?

  18. Kevin J. December 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    I have no idea what decorations were on the trees of Bush I or II, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, etc. Why? Because IT.DOESN’T.FUCKING.MATTER.

  19. mike hudson December 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    the reason you have no idea is because bush 1 & 2, clinton, reagan, carter etc. would not have been stupid enough to have an ornament bearing a picture of mao or stalin or hitler or charles manson on their fucking christmas trees. i can only imagine the furor that would have erupted had bush 2 had a confederate flag ornament on his.

  20. Kevin J. December 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    No, Mike, I do not know about the holiday tree ornaments of the other presidents is because I do not care about them because it doesn’t matter.

  21. David December 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    You all are a bunch of liberal whack jobs. What do you mean it doesnt matter that he had these on his tree ? Doesnt something you allow in some way relate to the way you believe ? A Muslim wouldnt have a picture of Jesus on his wall would he ? Or a tree hugger own a coal power plant ? sometimes what you allow is what you agree with.

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