Skip to comments.A holiday guide to arguing with your right-wing relatives
Posted on 11/22/2012 6:33:44 AM PST by skinkinthegrass
If you actually want to engage your right-wing relatives and let me be clear, you really should not do this, you are going to ruin Thanksgiving its best to come prepared. Below, youll find a series of talking points designed to address some of the most popular current trending topics in the alternate conservative media world.
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
The left wing nut in the family went somewhere else, thank you, but I noticed she stole some more money out of her mother’s account before she left.
MSNBC are so deep in the tank for Obama that they believe this is an example of even-handed journalism.
They are off their heads.
Even in my politically-divided family, my own often left-leaning parents personally are against talking politics at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table, and honestly, I am thankful for that. I am not interested in the arguments at this time of year, they should be saved for another day.
Here all you need to respond with:
“All of this cannot be paid for. It will collapse.
I will be prepared to be self-sufficient. You will be looking for a scrap of bread that will cost $40.00 a slice.
I will be fed and protected. You will starve and be at the mercy of the hoard.
I will be hidden. You will not be able to find me for help, and I wont come looking to rescue you.
Happy Thanksgiving, you f$cking idiot.”
We have the guns that tend to settle any argument, they don’t. Salon’s readers are brainless, gutless, ball-less and unarmed. It’s not really a fair fight!
Dealing with a liberal.
Please note: you will have a hoard (of food), they will be at the mercy of the horde (of zombies).
When their utopia bursts in a couple of years they will be begging for help.
Guess what, some of us won’t be there.
Good luck with all that.
Rush was right, liberalism is a disease.
There will be two at our table one is my 92 year old father who has voted Dem his entire life even though he’s as conservative as I am and my 68 year old sister who’s sole reason is abortion. Both are retired federal employee’s,
This is the second one of these I read this morning.
While marginally more intelligently written than the MSLSD one, it still uses infantile reasoning to formulate its arguments.
Is this a reprint of the MSNBC staff talking points for Thanksgiving?
Perhaps they are feeling insecure that their fellow travellers don’t really have any arguments that make sense.
I wonder why they even go through the motions, as Thanksgiving and Christmas are forbidden in the Communist Utopia.
Sounds like Alex will be serving up a lot of straw dogs for Thanksgiving this year.
Not all federal employees are brain dead libs.
I am thankful that we don’t have any liberal relatives : )
I simply can't believe people have allowed themselves to sink to such a low level that someone else has to tell them how to think, analyze, evaluate and come to a conclusion and it cannot be done by one's own individual effort. How sad.
Even more tragic is the percentage of people who would not be able to understand what was just written in the above paragraphs.
I approach a debate with leftists (yes even family members) the same way Phil Mickelson approaches a golf match with a 17 handicap.
They simply lack the goods to compete.
I can think of much better things to discuss at the dinner table besides Obama.
Like was story 1 or story 2 what really happened in Life of Pi?
As for Benghazi, the “out there” explanation is that Obama or his agents had arranged for a kidnapping of US personnel and then an “October Surprise” release after extensive negotiations. No one was supposed to get hurt. Everybody benefits. The kidnappers get something and seem reasonable, Obama gets the credit that Carter missed out on in Iran and wins reelection. One of two things went wrong (or both). Embassy staff was more determined and better armed than anticipated, and killed some of the attackers. That pissed them off and they killed the ambassador, and the rest were rescued by the Americans, or the attackers double crossed Obama.
As for Susan Rice, the parrot of the CIA, that did not work out so well for Colin Powell or George Bush. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Happy Thanksgiving
While I had my own (and largely non-conservative) opinions when I was in my early 20s, it would have struck my as unbelievably rude and presumptuous to study up on the “lies and distortions” that my older relatives believed in order to be more argumentative at Thanksgiving. The sheer arrogance and lack of class that liberals operate under while retaining the most self-righteous demeanor is breathtaking. I’d have been embarrassed to even consider using a family holiday as a way to “educate my elders”.
Hey snot nosed Salon readers: how long can a country function with the federal government spending (already at 40% of GDP) $1.40 for every $1 in taxes collected?
And what will happen when it fails.
Looks like a Twinkie Free Zone.
My liberal cousins are already feeling a little put out because my grandmother wants a special day with my sisters and I next week. She has terminal cancer and wants to spend some time with those of us who are oldest and closest to her without the political sniping.
One reason is the fact that my sisters and I are the ones who stayed and grew up in our little hometown and saw our grandparents every day. The rest of them were raised in liberal hell holes like Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Minneapolis, so all things are liberal politics to them.
Did Salon steal this story from MSNBC, or vice versa? OR, far more likely, the Dnc has sent the same “talking points” to every one of their Democrat controlled sycophantic media outlets!
Notice how they smugly assume the “enlightened libs” will be the majority?
This is so true, in my 20s I wouldn't have dreamed of starting an argument with my relatives at a holiday gathering. I seems like this kind of "in your face" liberalism was started under James Carvelle and the Clinton administration, and went into hyper-drive under Axelgrease and the "community organizer". It's a truly disgusting form of the liberal politics 24/7 , non stop campaigning that Husein practiced for four years (when he wasn't golfing).
Just the first sentence in the article
...Americans will soon have to face their extended families and listen to them talk. For many young Americans specifically young Americans related to old white Americans
really put me off, and showed that the left is ALWAYS in attack mode just like their Communist forebears.
Do not deign to argue with anybody whose intellect and character you do not respect.
Indeed, it is also immaturity, cloaked with the pretense of moral and intellectual superiority.
The homophone gremlin strikes again!
I’m lucky enough to not have any left wing piggies in my family but if I did, why would I want to spend Thanksgiving with a bunch of freeloading, leftwing, commie lib piggies? That’s just plain stupid. That goes against EVERYTHING that Thanksgiving stands for.
Everyone, please consider NOT sharing your Thanksgiving table with the takers at all, even if they are family. It only enables them and they don’t appreciate it.
Sorry but that’s a liberal game and I’m not playing it.
These people are delusional.
Two things about phrase this bug me. First, are not young people related to old white people also white? Wouldn't whatever racial issues involved here for the old white people also involve young white people? By phrasing it this way, aren't the writers suggesting that young white people are somehow racially different than old white people?
Second - "old white people". Perhaps I'm being sensitive as I am an "old white people" myself but I am seeing this phrase or meme more often since the election. Kinda smacks of Alinsky's rule 13 - "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." I can think of nothing good that comes from this tactic when used against the majority of people in this country (we are still a majority demographically, right?). Will we soon be forced to drink from separate water fountains?
The whole thing gives me heartburn...
What an idiotic article. I’m at my liberal family’s house for Thanksiving. I love them even though we disagree on all kinds of issues. It’s called being a grown up.
If I want to discuss or hear about politics, I will come here to the Free Republic or listen to the talk radio.
On a side note, this might be my last Thanksgiving in New England. I applied for a job in the Midwest and made the final cut - my final interview is second week in December. I've had it with Massachusetts - I want out!
One word: DETROIT?
Let them get their food, companionship and inheritance from the State that they love.
Okay - a bunch of military guys aren't and neither is Clarence Thomas. Other than that . . . .
“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” Thomas Paine.
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill
But if the final hand gets played in my time I will let them have all the steel, lead and rope that they can absorb.
This perfectly encapsulates and illustrates the bankruptcy of typical leftist "thought" patterns - they do not presume (nor could they tolerate) that younger people are capable of independent thinking, nor can they take the risk that younger people might be convinced by logic and reason, because logic and reason will always torpedo leftist tropes.
Rather they believe that it is necessary to program young people with leftist propaganda so that they will spout the party line. Leftists can not tolerate any dissent, and so they must promulgate 'talking points' for young people to regurgitate by rote, no thinking required.
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