We hear quite a bit these days about "The War on Christmas," in which some take offense that Starbucks created a red cup for Yuletide cheer, or that retail clerks aren't allowed to say, "Merry Christmas," but commanded to say the more politically correct (but hypothetically equally cheerful) "Happy Holidays."
A distressed friend has forwarded us the following invitation to the Minnesota House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) Annual Holiday Celebration. While there's more seasonal emblems like snowflakes and very generic ornaments, Speaker Kurt Daudt, Majority Leader Joyce Peppin and Members of the House Republican Caucus have invited potential contributors to a party without mention of Christmas.
Sponsors at the "Gold" level can score three dinner tickets and four reception tickets for $5000; Silver level sponsors receive two dinner tickets and four reception tickets for $2,500; and Bronze sponsors get a dinner singleton and four reception tickets for $1,500. A ticket to the reception alone is $300. Perhaps a child born in a manger to an unwed (but betrothed) young mother was simply priced out of the market for access to Republican lawmakers.
Let's hope they're at the very least saying the Pledge of Allegiance for those prices.
Here's the invite:
Screenshot: From the invitation.
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