By: Bill O'ReillyDecember 17, 2023
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In the early part of this century, I took on the secular-progressive movement that was attempting to intimidate businesses into canceling the word "Christmas."

Some stores actually ordered employees not to say the word to customers.

Using my platform on Fox News, I reported that a number of towns and retailers were banishing any mention of Christmas and insisting the phrase "happy holidays" become the universal December greeting. The O'Reilly Factor cited numerous examples of the "war on Christmas."

Well, we won. Victory was achieved when I mentioned on air the specific businesses that were promoting the secular attacks. Presto, many shoppers avoided going to those places and, quickly, the white flag waved.


Macy's then adopted a Christmas season theme that simply said: "Believe."

It was effective.

Today, America has a growing problem because too many of us "believe" what we want to believe. Persuading folks about anything is becoming very difficult. Facts are becoming secondary to "feelings."

This is particularly true in politics. The MAGA voters believe Donald Trump is a savior, and all else really doesn't matter to them.

On the liberal side, Joe Biden is an exceptional president, and that's that!

Used to be that cogent arguments would be considered even by dissenters. Those days are gone. Today, rational assessments are rare because promoting ideology dominates.

Here's a vivid example. Writing in The Hill political website last week, ardent liberal Al Hunt laments President Biden's falling poll numbers and suggests Mr. Biden not run for reelection lest Donald Trump emerge victorious.

Writes Hunt about Biden: "He would be leaving as America's most successful one-term president, most likely with a successor intent on preserving most of that record."

One word sums up Mr. Hunt's belief: absurd.

First of all, President James Polk was the most successful one-term president, and Joe Biden is no Polk, as the saying goes.

Also, Al Hunt may want to check the colossal damage being done to the country from Biden's open border policy. In addition, the fact that Americans are paying far more for essentials than they did four years ago. And what about the horrendous public disorder plaguing many of the nation's cities, including Washington, where Al Hunt works?

But the progressive columnist is not interested in those realities because they intrude on what he wants to "believe."

The Constitution gives old Al the right to ignore reality and create a fantasy world, which he and millions of other Biden supporters have surely done.

And you, the reader, can certainly believe that.

Because it's true.

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