Bad news: Plurality of Americans believe Santa’s a Democrat

posted at 6:21 pm on December 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

C’mon now. In the great scheme of “makers” and “takers,” is there any purer “maker” than Santa?

Besides, when it comes to correlations between political affiliation and private charity, there’s an obvious way to bet here. And it ain’t on “Democrat.”

PPP’s new holiday season poll sees voters in giving moods towards both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – voters believe both men will be receiving presents from Santa this holiday season rather than a lump of coal, with Romney perhaps getting some sympathy presents. Voters say Romney will get presents by a 63/37 margin compared to 51/49 for Obama. Some other findings:

- 44% of respondents said Santa was a Democrat while 28% say he is a Republican…

- A majority of voters (52/45) said they believe in Santa Claus. 80% said they were on Santa’s “Nice” list to just 11% who said they were on his “Naughty” list…

- When asked, “If Grandma got run over by a reindeer, would you press charges against Santa?” 61% would not press charges, to 24% who would. 33% of Democrats would press charges compared to 19% of Republicans.

I’m intrigued by the fact that more people thought Romney would end up on the “nice” list than Obama. Presumably that’s just residual sympathy for an election loser, but it’s hard to square with the conventional wisdom that O won largely by caricaturing Mitt as a scheming, tax-dodging, outsourcing plutocrat.

As for Santa, depressing numbers:


Two possibilities. One: People are looking past the myth to the reality of wealth redistribution from mom and dad to junior. The Christmas shopping season may be a glorious testament to free markets but Christmas morning is pure communism, my friends. Two: A lot of people out there think they’re getting “gifts” from Democrats without realizing who paid for them. And of course, that’s a falsehood that Democrats are happy to encourage, until the day finally comes when they’re forced to tell the middle class that, alas, the rich can’t support the welfare state on their own. Behold the Christmas ad produced five years ago by the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. Aren’t you grateful for her “generosity”?


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No, it’s the other way around. The Dems are the party of Santa Claus.

BetseyRoss on December 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Of course he is. I spend the money for the gift for the kids and he gets the credit. Just like Obama takes from me and gives to others and get the credit.

boomer on December 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Isn’t there anyone, anywhere that might believe that Santa just might be an independent?, non-political, apolitical???????

This is the most stupid poll I’ve ever seen.

So there….

GCStateConservative on December 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Santa keeps track of the naughty and the nice. Democrats give to the naughty so they can become more naughty. Santa is a Conservative Christian. He doesn’t rely on government to fund his gift-giving either.

echosyst on December 10, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Universal anything means one thing. Literally.

Can’t have universal anything if there’s two of ‘em.

Health insurance plans, Pre-K standards, governments, world leaders, toilet designs, paychecks, etc….

BobMbx on December 10, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Depends. Is he delivering toys to good children, or a double sleigh-load of rubbers to Sandra Fluke?

Gingotts on December 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Santa is a Republican. He uses slave labor, and exploits the elves with his sweat shops. He is non Union, and abuses Animals to pull his fat a$$ around. He demands people leave cookies loaded with sugar, and milk from abused cows for him to eat.

/Libs

portlandon on December 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM

…O B A H M A…!!!
needs a red suit!

KOOLAID2 on December 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM

The real way to tell Santa’s party affiliation is if he says “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”.

I would like to know more about the GOPers who said St. Nick is a Dem, and the Dems who said GOPer…there’s an untold story there…

JetBoy on December 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

“It’s come to this”

What the heck happened to HotAir.

sMh

More like TepidAir.

*ugh*

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P.S. — Santa Claus does not exist. Originally a cute story used to bribe children into good behavior — it is now a lie to get people to turn away from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And — of course — to get people to spend way more money on useless crapola (that most of which will be in landfills by next Xmas) than they ever should each and every year.

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

…O B A H M A…!!!
needs a red suit!

KOOLAID2 on December 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM

And shiny black
nazi boots.

bazil9 on December 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM

…the good Saint Nick allegedly “h-slapped” (“heretic slapped”) the heresiarch Arius. You see, Arius wrongly taught that Christ was not fully divine. Rather, Arius taught that Christ had been created by God the Father.

During the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (AD 325), Arius was called upon to defend his position on the inferiority of Christ. Saint Nicholas just couldn’t listen to all of Arius’ nonsense and so he stood up and laid in to Arius with his fist.

The Emperor Constantine and the bishops present at the Council were alarmed by Nicholas’ act of violence against Arius. They immediately stripped Nicholas of his office as a bishop by confiscating the two items that marked out a man as a Christian bishop: Nicholas’ personal copy of the Gospels and his pallium (the vestment worn by all bishops in the East)…

Yeah Santa ain’t a servant of satan democrat.

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Santa’s an R
He like him some coal.

bazil9 on December 10, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Bad news: Plurality of Americans believe Santa’s a Democrat

Must be the profligate spending.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on December 10, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Enough of this sham. Let’s get the uncivil war underway, before we’re too broke and weakened to defeat the marxists and their parasites.

rayra on December 10, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Isn’t there anyone, anywhere that might believe that Santa just might be an independent?, non-political, apolitical???????

This is the most stupid poll I’ve ever seen.

So there….

GCStateConservative on December 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

On top of that, it is horribly Amerocentric. Last I was aware the strongest claim on Santa’s nationality was Finnish.

Should we not ask whether he supports Kansallinen Kokoomus r.p. or Suomen Keskusta? How many times did he vote for Kekkonen?

I think these are all far more important questions to pose to a man handing children presents and eating cookies at midnight.

Gingotts on December 10, 2012 at 6:35 PM

C’mon now. In the great scheme of “makers” and “takers,” is there any purer “maker” than Santa?

No, that’s his elves. Santa’s the fatcat who likes to pretend he’s part of the productive class while he rests his feet on the back of his reindeer. =)

Besides, he likes giving goodies away to people.

Stoic Patriot on December 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM

P.S. — Santa Claus does not exist.

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Ah, so then you’re saying he is a moderate Democrat?

Gingotts on December 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

So … Santa is a communist. I always knew he wore that red suit for a reason.

darwin on December 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Replace the reindeer with unicorns – then he’s a Democrat for sure.

TarheelBen on December 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Biden a D gave less than 1% of his own money to charity

Romney an R gave 30% of his own money to charity

Santa doesn’t ask government for anything and gives it all to charity.

I’d say the D gets the lump of coal here.

Romney gets a golden Star in the East

Santa get the GOP nomination in 2016. (Could get a lot of cross over votes since D’s want a Santa Claus government.)

KW64 on December 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

This is the most stupid poll I’ve ever seen.

So there….

GCStateConservative on December 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Ditto- but I laughed at the idiocy.

P.S. — Santa Claus does not exist.

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Ah, so then you’re saying he is a moderate Democrat?

Gingotts on December 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

LOLz

bazil9 on December 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM

- When asked, “If Grandma got run over by a reindeer, would you press charges against Santa?” 61% would not press charges, to 24% who would. 33% of Democrats would press charges compared to 19% of Republicans.

If Santa tried to get away with a hit-and-run, he’d learn from me about why there are such things as open-carry laws.

To add insult to fatal injury, I’d booby-trap the chimney. I’d also poison the cookies and p*ss in the milk.

Stoic Patriot on December 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM

P.S. — Santa Claus does not exist.

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

But he votes.

Stoic Patriot on December 10, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Of course he’s a Democrat.

Who else would watch you when you’re sleeping so that he could make a list of who he thinks are naughty and nice?

Browncoatone on December 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Is the Arctic “right to work”? Is the North Pole a open or closed shop?

And where was that sleigh made?

M240H on December 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Bad news: Plurality of Americans believe Santa’s a Democrat

Figgers. Obama voters believe in My Little Progressive Ponyland.

The rest of us believe that “Santa” is mum and dad and in January, the USPS’ “sleighs” will be delivering the bills for the toys from the credit card companies.

Resist We Much on December 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

But he Buys votes. For socialists

Stoic Patriot on December 10, 2012 at 6:41 PM

FIFY

Galt2009 on December 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Someone who wishes for a “white Christmas” is a racist.

lea on December 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Santa is a Republican. He uses slave labor, and exploits the elves with his sweat shops. He is non Union, and abuses Animals to pull his fat a$$ around. He demands people leave cookies loaded with sugar, and milk from abused cows for him to eat.

/Libs

portlandon on December 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Very clever port.

SparkPlug on December 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

A lot of people out there think they’re getting “gifts” from Democrats without realizing who paid for them. And of course, that’s a falsehood that Democrats are happy to encourage, until the day finally comes when they’re forced to tell the middle class that, alas, the rich can’t support the welfare state on their own.

A day that is fast approaching…. Oh that’s right… to dwell on the sheer reality of wealth redistribution cratering is to be “out of touch” or something.

Galt2009 on December 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Ah, so then you’re saying he is a moderate Democrat?

Gingotts on December 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Ha. LoL

Is that the same thing as a DINO? If so — whatever floats your boat :)

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Hi B9.

I bought you a gift. Hope you like it.

SparkPlug on December 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Wait, there are people who considered Santa Claus to be a Republican?

Santa Claus is practically a metonym for the Democrats.

In fact, one of P J O’Rourke’s most famous shticks from the insuperable Parliament of Whores deals with this.

HitNRun on December 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Someone who wishes for a “white Christmas” is a racist.

lea on December 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Meh, way back when in school they had us attend a play put on by a traveling troop – it’s theme was racism.

One of the little skits was of a minority personage who arose to dress in her ‘Black’ clothes and put on her ‘black’ shoes and her ‘black’ coat only to walk outside and be confronted by ‘White’ snow.. oh the horror.

True story.

Chip on December 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Santa’s an R
He like him some coal.

bazil9 on December 10, 2012 at 6:33 PM

hey!

Santa Claus is from Kenya

Slade73 on December 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Santa Claus would want Obama’s daughters punished with babies.

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Hi B9.

I bought you a gift. Hope you like it.

SparkPlug on December 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Engagement ring? ;)

Not a 2012 calendar..lol..
I know u.

bazil9 on December 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Someone who wishes for a “white Christmas” is a racist.

lea on December 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I didn’t hear any complaining about “Black Friday”.

portlandon on December 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Santa Claus has a Connecticut SS #

Slade73 on December 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Has anyone asked Obama what he plans on doing with the new tax revenue? Paying toward the debt is a totally foreign concept for him.

The dems are already getting their talking points ready to blame the right when everything collapses.

iamsaved on December 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I didn’t hear any complaining about “Black Friday”.

portlandon on December 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Joy Behar said it was sorta racist

Slade73 on December 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Slade73 on December 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

You making Santa
MJ Gingerbread men?
Tee Hee..

bazil9 on December 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

hahaha

couldn’t help it. Those MJ threads suck me in

Slade73 on December 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

– When asked, “If Grandma got run over by a reindeer, would you press charges against Santa?” 61% would not press charges…

Stoic Patriot on December 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ha! They might not press charges, but they will sue the shyt out of Santa for the negligence of his employee.

Don’t worry. It will have absolutely, positively NO impact on Santa’s business. Promis. He’s got insurance so he’s covered. So, in actuality, Grandma is just suing some big, evil insurance corporation, whose fatcats fly around on their private jets and deny the claims of breast cancer-riddled wives of former employees of companies that Bain Capital vulturised on Christmas Day. It’s not like the insurance company will pass the costs of a defence, settlement or judgment, and appeal onto other policyholders. No worries. Mucho happys.

I think EVERYONE should be Grandma, especially if they voted for Obama. Why not sue Santa? Throw yourself under the hooves of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, or Comet or, better yet, don’t and say that you did. Peggy Joseph and the Obamaphone lady will vouch for ya. Stick it to the greedy insurance companies!

You deserve your piece of the pie NOW!

George Jefferson was wrong and a square. Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, George, wid dis “finally got [my] piece of the pie!”??? Pffft. Finally, nothing. You shouldn’t have to work for anything and corporations are evil. You should get instant gratification.

Besides, corporations should be paying you whether you’re injured or not, work for them or not. They OWE you reparations for slavery, colonialism, oppression throughout the world (including here and for current stuff just read Howard Zinn), union-busting, environmental poisoning, working conditions, income inequality, etc.

When you get right on down to it, your “little, white lie” is patriotic and equitable. I can hear the bombs bursting in air and see the rocket’s red glare already. You little epitome of patriotism, you!

If anyone needs a lawyer, let me know at 1.800.SOC.JUST (1.800.762.5878).

Plaintiffs of the world, unite!

Resist We Much on December 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Santa Claus + Robin Hood = Santa Hood.

RushBaby on December 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

All China wanted for Christmas was A123

Slade73 on December 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

When the times demand a pointless and stupid post,’Allahpundit’ is just the guy to do it.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on December 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I can’t believe that you posted that old Hillary! Christmas gift video, AP. I have been thinking about it these last several days. Ironically, much of what she was promising, her opponent (and now boss) has delivered with pure audacity.

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM

So this makes it so? These people are a buncha dumbmasses anyway and I just wanna see the stunned looks on their faces when the bottom falls out and they find out the truth.

stukinIL4now on December 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

No one can sing “Santa Baby” like Eartha Kitt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFMyF9fDKzE

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Limbaugh’s “Barack-a-Clause is Coming to Town”: White Comedian Paul Shanklin

Very well done too.

slickwillie2001 on December 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Idiots, everyone knows Santa is neither a statist republican or a statist democrat. Santa is 100% libertarian.

paulsur on December 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Plurality of Americans believe Santa’s a Democrat

See there, Rush was right. In elections, when you run against Santa Claus, how can you expect to win.

Libs’ heads exploded over Rush’s Santa Claus analogy. The reason why: Rush hit the bull’s eye.

petefrt on December 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

she does a better historia de un amor:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg6sYqmTo9g

renalin on December 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Hardly surprising, a plurality probably think Lincoln was a Democrat.

But, then, that poll would actually make sense, since Lincoln actually existed.

Socratease on December 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM

she does a better historia de un amor:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg6sYqmTo9g

renalin on December 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

That sounds more like a Spanish Edith Piaf.

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM

The only Democrat Santa I know of is the 0bamaGrinch, who sneaks down chimneys and swipes our way of life.

cane_loader on December 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Plurality of Americans are retarded.

Sherman1864 on December 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM

THIS

cane_loader on December 10, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Someone may have mentioned it already, but P.J. O’Rourke had a great riff on this about 20 years ago.

Santa is warm, cuddly, and gives you a bunch of stuff you don’t deserve. Of course he’s a Democrat.

God, by contrast, is stern and expects discipline and character of you. He’ll give you stuff, if you toe the line and treat people right. He’s a big fan of working for what you have materially, because what He cares about is character. So God is a Republican.

Santa just wants to make you happy on Christmas Day.

Who wouldn’t rather have Santa than God, right? But, said O’Rourke, the problem is that God exists — and Santa doesn’t.

J.E. Dyer on December 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Who came up with the word “plurality”, and who thinks it’s a good thing to keep using it?

bbhack on December 11, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Humbuggery I say!

Ho, ho, ho dumb-a-crats.
The Santa Claus in the red suit was created for and by The Coca Cola Company so that they could sell more coke; therefore, Santa is a fat cat , sugar tooth, big gulp, meat eating gazillionaire who lives tax free in the North Pole, keeps elves like a sugar daddy, and lives off his Hollywood-type residuals and dividends.

And if that isn’t proof enough he says, “Merry Christmas everyone!” ;)

kregg on December 11, 2012 at 7:15 AM

P.S. — Santa Claus does not exist. Originally a cute story used to bribe children into good behavior — it is now a lie to get people to turn away from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And — of course — to get people to spend way more money on useless crapola (that most of which will be in landfills by next Xmas) than they ever should each and every year.

FlatFoot on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

St. Nick certainly did exist. Stop being such a scrooge. There’s nothing Christian about whining about saints.

As to the polls, does it really surprise anyone? He magically gets toys and gives them to everyone. Of course they associate that with Democrats. They don’t think about the toy shop with elf labor. They don’t think about the ridiculous 24 hours of deliveries. And of course they don’t think about who is paying for Democrat “gifts”.

This is why it’s pointless to keep fighting them.

Esthier on December 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Of course he is. I spend the money for the gift for the kids and he gets the credit. Just like Obama takes from me and gives to others and get the credit.

boomer on December 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Nailed it.

tom on December 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM