Imagine my surprise to find this in my inbox:
Dear Matthew,After a difficult year in our nation’s capital and an especially challenging year across the country, we come together amongst family and friends to celebrate this very special time of year. It is a time of hope and joy — a time to give thanks for the many blessings that surround us every day.
Let us keep in our thoughts and prayers the brave men and women in uniform — especially those far from home, separated from friends and family by the call of duty. Who in this moment serve to defend our hard-won freedoms. We honor their sacrifices and pray for their safe return.
Let us reflect on our hopes, our dreams, and the goodwill we can extend to others as we prepare for another great year ahead.
May the spirit of the season be with you today and throughout the New Year.
Wishing you and your loved ones safe and happy holidays,
The Republican National Committee
Someone needs to tell Michael Steele that Jesus is the reason for the season.