Sure, Santa is a racist, hetero-normative imperialist who supports the dominant patriarchal power structure through his reinforcement of sexist stereotypes, but unlike the people who vote for Democrats, he has a job to do.
So, let’s help out Old St. Nick as he makes his list for some key players in politics and culture.
For Speaker John Boehner, let’s hope Santa brings him a brain. He seems to thinks it’s a great idea to shaft the GOP base on immigration. Don’t let the corporate K Street amnesty cheerleaders fool you, John. If you screw us over, you will split the GOP and lose the House. And you don’t even need a brain to see that.
For the wimpy Republican establishment, let’s hope Santa brings them a spine. Gumby is harder to bend – and would probably oppose amnesty too. They’re eager to surrender our one big success, the sequester, because it’s actually cut spending.
A spine might help them realize that their job is not to forge some sort of smiley-face, bipartisan compromise. Their job is to slash the budget as part of a comprehensive campaign to utterly destroy liberalism by gutting the mechanism that it uses to buy favors from its deadbeat loser constituencies.
Wait, scratch the brain and the spine. Santa, bring these guys a killer instinct, one that compels them to crush our progressive enemies, to see the progressives driven before them, and to hear the lamentations of sensitive, hipster males.
Speaking of squishes, for John McCain, how about a ball gag? As for Lindsey Graham, how about a primary opponent who can beat him? And a ball gag.
Politics being downstream from culture, as Andrew Breitbart famously put it, let’s not forget the icons of popular entertainment. How about bringing Miley Cyrus some dignity? If not, maybe just a recent photo of Britney Spears so she can see herself in 2023.
And don’t forget Lady Gaga – actually, we’ll handle forgetting Lady Gaga. She’s on minute 14 and the clock’s ticking.
For The Walking Dead, how about a character with some basic tactical competence? There are much better times to hug and discuss your feelings than when the man-eating zombies are coming.
For Justified, bring more Nick Searcy. For Homeland, bring some coherence.
For Game of Thrones, bring more dwarf, and take away that story line about the kid who fell out the window. Maybe have him attend a wedding. That always works out well.
Let’s not forget the media! For MSNBC, please bring it a viewer.