Mo Elleithee: “Happy holidays to our Republican friends”

Communications director Mo Elleithee wrote an email to supporters encouraging them to tweet at the GOP and the NRCC to wish them seasons greetings in response to selling t-shirts and mugs with the phrase, ""Happy Holidays" is what liberals say." Here's what he had to say:

Friend --

The official organization charged with electing Republicans to the House -- the national Republican Party! -- thinks that telling people "Happy Holidays" is something that only liberals do.

They're even selling coffee mugs and t-shirts with that claim and using the proceeds to elect more Republicans.

It isn't just divisive. It's offensive.

As Democrats (and Americans) we want everyone to enjoy whatever holiday it is that they're celebrating this time of year. And that goes for our Republican friends, too.

So in the spirit of the season, we thought we'd make it easy for everyone to share a holiday greeting with the GOP!

At the very least, it'll be a nice reminder that even though we come from different places with different sets of traditions, Americans everywhere love a good holiday card.

Seasons greetings!


Mo Elleithee
Communications Director
Democratic National Committee

P.S. -- While we're getting in the holiday spirit, don't miss your chance to join us at our annual holiday party. Chip in $10 or whatever you can to be automatically entered, and if you win, we'll fly you and a guest to D.C. to celebrate all of this season's holidays with us.