As we move into the New Year of 2019, let us never forget that it was the progressive-left and not the Grinch who tried to steal Christmas 2018

Progressive-Left Try to Swipe Christ Child from the Manger on Christmas Day

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Progressive-Left Try to Swipe Christ Child from the Manger on Christmas Day

Christmas Day 2018 should go down in history as the day the far left tried to swipe the Christ Child from the Manger—right on Christmas Day.

Don’t know whether Toufic Baaklina, “a Lebanese-American with more than 30 years of business experience in finance and development”,  writing for The Hill,  and president-in-waiting Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plagiarized each other or were just working in tandem on the Manger swipe, but both landed on the cover of the Drudge Report this Christmas Day.


Baakllna’s piece, headlined ‘Christians at risk of extinction in land where Christmas began’  had 7,700 shares at the time of this writing:

“As Christians around the world celebrate the nativity of our savior, we gather in churches and hear the story of a Middle East where the holy family, as religious minorities in the Roman Empire, witnessed the birth of Christ, far from their hometown. We will recall that they then fled to Egypt as political refugees,” Baaklina wrote.

Opportunistic Ocasio-Cortez tried for a Christmas Day message for the masses in a Tweet:

“U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. wished her Twitter followers a Merry Christmas Tuesday by referring to the newborn Jesus as a “refugee.” (Fox News, Dec. 25, 2018)

“Joy to the World!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Merry Christmas everyone - here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)”

The progressive left will do anything to force their narrative on the world,  including using our Lord and Savior as a prop.

Pointless to tell leftists that Mary and Joseph are not depicted as refugees in the Nativity story and never were.

Useless to try explaining to them that Mary and Joseph did not flee to Egypt as “refugees”  but fled there to save the life of Jesus from a crazed-by-jealousy, murderous King Herod.

Progressive Leftists and their Communist members are the world’s biggest revisionists, but it surely takes a unique kind of arrogance to try to revise the Holy Bible and its telling of the Birth of the Christ Child.

On the same Christmas Day that saw Baaklina and Ocasio-Cortez planting their politically revised story of the Nativity, the New York Times was being slammed for trumpeting and romanticizing Hezbollah propaganda in a so-called ‘Christmas story’.

“The New York Times was slammed on Tuesday for romanticizing Lebanese militant group Hezbollah for helping spread holiday cheer. (The Associated Press and Fox News, Dec. 25, 2018).

“While Hezbollah has been described as an Iranian-backed terrorist organization, the Times’ World section sent out the following tweet:

“Even Hezbollah, the Shiite political movement and militia that the United States has branded a terrorist organization, has helped ring in the season in previous years, importing a Santa to Beirut’s southern suburbs to distribute gifts.”

“Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor wrote that the Times “does the bidding of murderous Hezbollah cowards.”

“Hezbollah was formed in the early-1980s as part of an Iranian effort to counter the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon during that country’s brutal civil war. The U.S. has designated Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization since the State Department list was created in 1997.


The Times’ tweet linked to a feature story headlined, “Christmas in Lebanon: ‘Jesus Isn’t Only for the Christians,’” that referred to Hezbollah as “the Shiite political movement and militia that the United States has branded a terrorist organization.” The piece noted that Hezbollah representatives attended a recent Iranian Christmas concert and has helped ring in the holiday season.

“These demonstrations of Christmas spirit seem intended, analysts said, to demonstrate Hezbollah’s inclusivity as a major political and military force in Lebanese society and to highlight its political alliances with Christian parties,” the paper wrote.

“This is a new low,” geopolitical analyst Jason Buttrill tweeted. “Hezbollah was Al Qaeda before there was AQ. They were ISIS before there was ISIS. They kidnapped and murdered the CIA station chief in Beirut. Killed over 200 Marines that same year. And kidnapped journalists and pastors.”

“Conservative Review reporter Jordan Schachtel wrote, “Oh just the New York Times trumpeting Hezbollah propaganda on Christmas.”

“The Times’ tweet was slammed with replies that mocked the paper for the piece.

“Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said tunnels recently dug into Israel by Hezbollah present a great danger to his country. Israel says the tunnels were built by Hezbollah militants to carry out attacks on Israeli civilians and try to conquer its northern tip.”

Meanwhile, some 2,000 years later, countless Christians carry the vision of the Baby in the Manger in their hearts.

The left, who will steal just about anything not nailed down, cannot steal the Manger.

Most Christians know that Jesus wasn’t born into the world for politics but for the Salvation of Mans’ soul.

His words to the Pharisees that live on to this day: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” (Mathew 22:21)

And it is surely one of life’s enduring inspirations that Christians still follow Jesus some 2000 years later and not the likes of born-to-be-a-politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

As we move into the New Year of 2019, let us never forget that it was the progressive-left and not the Grinch who tried to steal Christmas 2018.


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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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