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The face of China’s Mao Zedong, blamed for the deaths of 50 to 80 million of his countrymen, graces an ornament on the White House Christmas tree for President Obama’s first holiday season in residence.

According to BigGovernment.com, the tree also features an ornament adding Obama to Mount Rushmore.

The images, such as the “transvestite” character “Hedda Lettuce,” are attributed to the work of Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney’s New York, whose previous projects have included Margaret Thatcher as a dominatrix and Dan Quayle as a ventriloquist’s dummy, according to the New York Times.

“Why let a holiday season come between the White House and making some political statements,” Big Government’s report asked. “These photos of ornaments on the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room were taken just days ago. Of course, Mao has his place in the White House.”


Chairman Mao at the White House (Photo by Big Government.com)

The Times noted the White House’s choice of Doonan to decorate this year was confirmed by volunteers and florists who gathered to install annual displays.

The Times reported Doonan’s work in the White House “certainly … will be less controversial than Mr. Doonan’s displays for Barneys for more than two decades, which have alternatively fascinated and horrified holiday shoppers.”

The report said previous holiday themes have included Andy Warhol and Sigmund Freud.

“And, so soon after collecting the Nobel Peace Prize, why wouldn’t the White House have an ornament superimposing President Obama onto Mt. Rushmore,” said Big Government’s “Capitol Confidential” column.


Obama as part of Mount Rushmore (Photo by Big Government.com)

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On the website’s forum page, one participant commented, “It’s a ‘Holiday Tree’ not a Christmas tree. These people don’t have any real morals so they might as well score some points with the moonbats.”

The report follows a commentary from legendary martial arts champion, actor and WorldNetDaily columnist Chuck Norris on Obama’s penchant for rejecting Christianity and its symbols.

Norris wrote in his recent WND column that Obama has “sarcastically belittled America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and degraded its adherents with trite remarks typical of any atheistic antagonist.”

He cited statements by Obama, including, “Whatever we were, we are no longer a Christian nation,” and “The Sermon on the Mount [is] a passage that is so radical that our own defense department wouldn’t survive its application.”


‘Transvestite’ Hedda Lettuce (Photo by Big Government.com)

Obama also declared publicly in Turkey last April, “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

Norris wrote,

“President Obama has enabled an anti-Christian agenda unlike any former president by revising America’s religious history, minimizing the role of religion today, passing secular-progressive legislation and turning a blind eye to issues like atheists’ lawsuit to remove the national motto (‘In God We Trust’) off of the walls of the new Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C., or the ACLU’s disposal of Veteran memorial crosses in the Mojave Desert and at Mount Soledad.

“Every time President Obama has had an opportunity to stand for Christianity in any way, he has not only denied it but disdained it,” he said.


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