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Rosie O'Donnell Calls Paul Ryan 'Judas' After He Celebrates Christmas on Twitter

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Late on Christmas Eve, the 2017 finalist for Twitter’s most unhinged leftist compared House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) to Judas Iscariot, the notorious traitor who delivered Jesus Christ into the hands of the authorities leading to the Crucifixion. Ryan’s crime? Tweeting about Christmas.

“paul ryan — don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation — u will go straight to hell u screwed up fake altar boy #Judasmuch,” O’Donnell tweeted.

O’Donnell’s tweet referred to the Republican tax reform bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday. While tax reform was passing the U.S. Senate, O’Donnell sent a barrage of deranged tweets, well documented by PJ Media’s Stephen Kruiser.

“call 911 — crime in progress US SENATE,” O’Donnell tweeted Tuesday night.

Also that evening, she sent out a bribery offer, explicitly offering “2 million dollars” to Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) if they “vote NO NO I WILL NOT KILL AMERICANS FOR THE SUOER RICH DM me susan DM me jeff so sh*t 2 million cash each.”

Contrary to her deranged ravings, the tax bill will not kill anyone. The biggest count against it — from a liberal perspective — is that it will repeal the hated individual mandate in President Obama’s signature health care law, also known as Obamacare. This repeal has led to the charge that tax reform will result in 13 million people “losing” health insurance. In reality, the tax law merely removes a penalty for not signing up for insurance. This frees people who would not normally purchase health insurance from choosing between paying a hefty fine and buying something they would not normally buy.

As for the charge that tax reform only helps the “super rich,” that idea relies on the “fixed pie” fallacy — which sees the economy as a zero-sum game in which any gain for the rich must mean a loss for the poor. In reality, cuts to the corporate tax rate will actually boost the U.S. economy overall, as it becomes more competitive with other countries. Furthermore, all those who make enough money to pay federal income taxes (everyone but the poorest earners) will experience a tax cut. Everyone wins from this bill, except the federal government.

O’Donnell’s Judas tweet followed a very basic tweet in which Paul Ryan celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ — the miracle of Christmas.

“At the end of each year, no matter how short—or long—it may feel, there is always Christmas,” the House speaker tweeted. “Waiting for us is that sense of wonder the shepherds felt when the angels appeared in the night sky to herald the birth of a Savior.”

This innocent celebratory message inspired anti-gun activist Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a branch of Everytown For Gun Safety, to make Jesus political.

“Jesus was a brown-skinned Middle Eastern undocumented immigrant,” Watts tweeted in response to Ryan. “He condemned the greedy and commanded us to serve the needy without condition. He was murdered by conspiracists who preached the rule of a police state over compassionate humanity. Noodle that on .”

These statements are mostly true — except for the “police state” charge, as the Sanhedrin and the Jewish people who demanded Christ’s death did not exactly support Rome — but have little to nothing to do with modern politics. Jesus’ family fled from Herod’s rule, but that does not mean they were “undocumented.” He commanded His followers to serve the needy, not to use government to force other people to “serve” the needy.

O’Donnell seems to have taken Watts’ idea and run with it. Watts suggested Ryan was on the side of Herod, the Romans, and the Jews clamoring for Jesus’ death. O’Donnell went one step further and claimed Ryan was similar to Judas himself.

Liberals are so deranged that when Republicans pass a tax cut bill that will broadly help the middle class and most likely boost the economy overall, they not only claim it will kill people, but that the Republicans behind it are on the side of Satan. Republicans cannot even celebrate Christmas, according to these people.