Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, December 24, 2009

White House Decks Tree With Mao

Guess what’s hanging on Obama’s Christmas tree:

The face of China's Mao Zedong, blamed for the deaths of 50 to 80 million of his countrymen, graces an ornament on the White House Christmas tree for President Obama's first holiday season in residence.

According to, the tree also features an ornament adding Obama to Mount Rushmore.

The images, such as the "transvestite" character "Hedda Lettuce," are attributed to the work of Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney's New York, whose previous projects have included Margaret Thatcher as a dominatrix and Dan Quayle as a ventriloquist's dummy, according to the New York Times.

"Why let a holiday season come between the White House and making some political statements," Big Government's report asked. "These photos of ornaments on the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room were taken just days ago. Of course, Mao has his place in the White House."

As much as I disagree with Obama, I do not think he is evil. I simply think he is wrong on many issues.

Unlike other right-wing bloggers, I do not wish to jump the bandwagon by calling Obama a Marx-worshipper who is hell bent on turning this country into a socialist regime akin to the Soviet Union.

However, it’s really hard not to accuse Obama of being a Marxist or communist when an ornament of Mao hangs from the White House Christmas tree. It really is!

If Obama and his administration wish to curb accusations of communism and Marxism, they need to carefully watch what they do and say, especially when it comes to decorating the Christmas tree.