Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Zing! MSNBC’s top 10 comebacks to use against the family conservative
msnbc ^ | november 21, 2012 | msnbc staff

Posted on 11/22/2012 5:46:41 AM PST by lowbridge

Every family’s got one, at least. That hardcore conservative who makes every Thanksgiving get-together a nightmare by sounding off, unprompted, on how liberals are ruining this country with their taxing and their spending and their gay-marrying, and how back in my day blah blah blah.

Usually you just keep your head down and stare into your turkey and try not to make eye contact with anyone. Then the next morning in the shower you remember what you should have said in response.

But this year’s going to be different. Why? Because here at MSNBC, we’ve anticipated crazy Uncle Gary’s top talking points, and provided you with the concise, factual, snappy rebuttals you need to finally shut him up once and for all.

So without further ado, we present: MSNBC’s Top 10 Comebacks For Use Against The Family Conservative

(Excerpt) Read more at tv.msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; comcast; enemedia; fraud; illegalgov; mafiaobama; mediabias; msm; msnbc; nwo; propaganda; rationalizinglies; thanksgiving; voterfraud
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150 next last

1 posted on 11/22/2012 5:46:51 AM PST by lowbridge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

In some families, only one comeback is used: “Obama is god. So, your point is invalid.”


2 posted on 11/22/2012 5:50:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Actually I’m the one who refuses to talk politics at most family gatherings. I will talk about things like prepping because even if they are brain damaged liberals, they are family and I don’t want them to die or have to depend on me for survival.

I think I make them more nervous by not arguing politics with them.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 5:52:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Better put on your hip-waders before reading.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 5:52:29 AM PST by radioone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

5 posted on 11/22/2012 5:53:52 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

OMG, this premise behind this is just so funny. They are projecting.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 5:54:15 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
by sounding off, unprompted, on how liberals are ruining this country with their taxing and their spending and their gay-marrying, and how back in my day blah blah blah.

In general, conservatives tend to keep their opinions to themselves at such gatherings. I do not suffer fools so I know I must do this.

I think the msnbc staff is projecting quite a bit here. Libs are usually the ones who can't hold their tongue.

7 posted on 11/22/2012 5:54:30 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

File under “no liberal media bias”.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 5:54:57 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

How about, I love you but we have strong disagreements on this. Let’s put politics aside for now and enjoy our family and not let disagreement and bad feeling mar the day.

We’ve had extreme lefties at our dinner and I hate when they bring up politics because my husband and son will argue with them, and it makes me miserable. I tell husband and son please please don’t start on a political discussion with them, but they do.

No Politics. No Religion. There’s a good reason for that rule.


9 posted on 11/22/2012 5:54:57 AM PST by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

It’s one thing to have an individual wrote an essay like this, it’s another thing for it to be done by the entire network on behalf of the Obama administration. How Soviet.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 5:55:25 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Rational argument with retarded children is futile.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 5:55:41 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

That’s been my observation as well.

... and great tag line.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 5:57:18 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
“That’s beside the point. Climate scientists have been predicting a greater frequency of extreme weather events like Sandy as a result of climate change for years,

Ha ha! That's a good one. My retort would be..."Yeah? Well so has the Bible and for a lot longer than some scientists trying to justify their existence."

13 posted on 11/22/2012 5:57:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

This illustrates why I’m starting to think that secession is the only answer. They can go to h___, I’m already in Texas.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 6:03:45 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #15 Removed by Moderator

To: lowbridge
"Jobs Truthers?"

"Jobs Truthers?"

ROFLMAO!

This must be MSLSD's version of a wet dream. Any conservative who has been one for a while could argue better than the caricature they represented in this piece.

16 posted on 11/22/2012 6:05:22 AM PST by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
In general, conservatives tend to keep their opinions to themselves at such gatherings. I do not suffer fools so I know I must do this.

Its one of the main reasons I don't do facebook and my family has no knowledge of my twitter account.
17 posted on 11/22/2012 6:05:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Bump


18 posted on 11/22/2012 6:06:30 AM PST by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
talk about projection...
19 posted on 11/22/2012 6:08:32 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Most of my friends are through my church and are “right” minded, or at the least libertarian.

My sister in law is by her account pro-choice. I asked her what the baby did to deserve it and she clammed.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 6:08:52 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Good point, I am the hostess, I have one church friend coming who is also conservative, my kids are conservative (by the grace of God) but all others wouldn’t vote for a Republican under any circumstances and luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv ubama.

Interesting comment from a ubama voter at the grocery store yesterday though holding forth in the baking aisle:

“My grandmother would be appalled that am buying Best Choice sugar, she only baked with C&H. If I bought food the way she did, I would have spent an extra $100. I can’t believe how expensive the food is. ‘they’ don’t care about people anymore. ‘they’ should tear the government down and start all over.”


21 posted on 11/22/2012 6:10:23 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #22 Removed by Moderator

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
In general, conservatives tend to keep their opinions to themselves at such gatherings. I do not suffer fools so I know I must do this.

I find this to be the case also. In our geriatric neighborhood, conservatives outnumber liberals 5 - 1, yet the first ones to broach politics at a neighborhood social gathering and go into an emotional, irrational mess are the lib neighbors. Never fails. I actually look forward to experiencing the outbursts as a form of cheap entertainment and a sensory reminder of how liberalism is a form of mental insanity. I really have to check myself during these escapades. Eviscerating a lib neighbor in front of their peers with conservative logic and fact is too easy and would make most of us in the neighborhood feel vindicated, but wouldn't promote neighborly harmony- which, for the time being, is more important than counting coup against a few idiots.

23 posted on 11/22/2012 6:11:34 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

I remember somewhere that BREVITY is the soul of wit. “Zingers” do not go on pontificating for 3 or 4 paragraphs.

I guess they won’t be publishing “Zingers” to use on rabid, leftist tree suckers.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 6:12:17 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

LOL. Leftists need prepared talking points just to have dinner with their families. Can’t ANY of them think for themselves?


25 posted on 11/22/2012 6:12:58 AM PST by Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

I like to read articles like this.
It shows what to expect of their talking points - and they are quite weak....if I do bump into any of those statements it will be fun to cut them down swiftly.

We are supposed to be going over my brother’s house for Thanksgiving this year - problem is they have this uber liberal couple that always shows up - I told my brother if they decide to go to his house - call me - we’ll stay home with our turkey - they can keep their turkeys.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 6:14:04 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MulberryDraw

Secession cuts through all the BS and gets right down to the nitty gritty. Libs think secessionists are crazy.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 6:14:04 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

How droll. I don’t know how these people can stand themselves.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 6:14:17 AM PST by novascotianative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I was at a dinner the other night with very conservative people from a number of foreign countries who are here for a relatively short time. We all got in a discussion about the gay agenda, and they said it was a culture shock to come over here and have the gays so aggressive. It frankly was a relief to know that there are other serious, responsible folks that believe the gayness is a moral issue.


29 posted on 11/22/2012 6:14:28 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
When family members advocate and actively support policies and leaders who would impoverish, enslave or kill you, are they really family members?
30 posted on 11/22/2012 6:14:53 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
It’s one thing to have an individual wrote an essay like this, it’s another thing for it to be done by the entire network on behalf of the Obama administration. How Soviet.

It's the new normal. Get with the program, komrad.

31 posted on 11/22/2012 6:15:00 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
If you must....

Shhh, U.S. Leads World In Carbon Emissions Reductions

Technology, market forces credited for reductions
32 posted on 11/22/2012 6:15:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Funny, it is just the opposite in my family. We have the one little liberal troll that every once in a while chimes in to tell us the virtues of her ideology. She is quickly shut down with real facts and she goes back to eating her free turkey.


33 posted on 11/22/2012 6:16:03 AM PST by kempster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nekman

that is an idiotic thing to post


34 posted on 11/22/2012 6:16:50 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Comment #35 Removed by Moderator

To: lowbridge

I am so blessed... most of my family is conservative and the ones who aren’t won’t be dining with us. In our family we have ONE married couple who are liberal, but more middle of the roaders. So politics around our table are rather boring with everyone in agreement.


36 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:05 AM PST by myrabach
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

not clicking the link because I don;t want to add to their pathetic ratings but I will say this.

Conservatives have facts, yes facts, we can just say .
Poverty up
unemployment up
50% of students can;t get a job
debt up
Libya
death of a border agent
fast and furious
the lies covering all of this up.

We all know what to say and regards to the family.

Man and a woman make babies, it;s natures way.
where is a mans colon, prostate and how it can be injured with homosexual sex.
a woman pretending to be a guy by wearing a strap on.

nah nothing weird about that.

Also do we want to go back to the 50’s well I wasn;t born but damn right I would, divorce less, more fmailies raising better kids, country safer etc etc

Do we want ot go back to the Bush years, er yea, unemployment lower, gas $1.84 debt less

We on the right have been silenced for far too long, speak up , never let get the fringe lunatic left ever get away with their lies and crap ever again.

People have given their lives for this country, remember that when yoyu say thanks and the the least we all can do is SPEAK UP regardless of who is at that table, at that house or in your family.

Be proud to be on the RIGHT said, never be bullied


37 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:41 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

How droll. I don’t know how these people can stand themselves.


38 posted on 11/22/2012 6:18:03 AM PST by novascotianative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TADSLOS

Not even an effort to get a similar list from a rightie... how lame.


39 posted on 11/22/2012 6:18:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: novascotianative

you mean how troll of them


40 posted on 11/22/2012 6:19:35 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

As if more proof is needed...this article further shows the insanity of all LIBs. LIBs inherently know something deeply wrong with themselves. They project all their insanity, instability and depleted self-worth onto everyone else. Pathetic.


41 posted on 11/22/2012 6:20:15 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

yeah, I am feeling led to end my “tolerance” of liberal blathering friends and blood family and pick out some conservative people to befriend............if I could find them in this liberal ghetto, my two next door neighbors qualify, the across the street neighbors do not


42 posted on 11/22/2012 6:20:21 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

We are paying for this propaganda every time you buy a GE product.

Boycott GE. Don’t fly on flights that use GE engines - tho that one may be difficult.....

Thanks, low bridge for letting us know about this drivel....truth no longer matters to libs, because they manufacture their own....


43 posted on 11/22/2012 6:20:55 AM PST by Arlis (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk
I was at a dinner the other night with very conservative people from a number of foreign countries who are here for a relatively short time. We all got in a discussion about the gay agenda, and they said it was a culture shock to come over here and have the gays so aggressive. It frankly was a relief to know that there are other serious, responsible folks that believe the gayness is a moral issue.

Having a social agenda in your face that revolves around bung hole politics is a shocking thing. It's dirty and crude and unacceptable.

44 posted on 11/22/2012 6:21:03 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

screw th eleft, I own;t shut up and let them get away wiht their lies.

They have been bullies for decades and it;s high time for all of us to not let them get away with thir lying crap once and for all.
Notice how they said the name Gary, not Miquel, or Lakisha, latasha, mubresha or Juan.

MSNBC A news ORG LOL, they;re frigging idiots every last one of them and so are their viewers.

If I see that channel on then things wil be said, Oh sorry this is actualy a news channel, realy WOW, I have heard it was more comedy but I fail to see any funny


45 posted on 11/22/2012 6:21:24 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Fortunately, no kind for Thanksgiving this year. I used to just keep quiet in mixed company but no longer. We’re in the middle of a war and I’m not staying quiet any longer. I’d love to hear some of the weak retorts in this article because they are a hanging fastball when you are expecting a hanging fastball.


46 posted on 11/22/2012 6:21:24 AM PST by cdga5for4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

I’m hosting for my son who is AF reserves, biracial yet conservative as the day is long, his girlfriend, who is for the most part, conservative; despite going through the university lib grist mill. In addition, my mostly liberal and quasi libertarian daughter and her Gary Johnson supporter husband (who happens to resemble “Steve” on the old “Married with Children” show). All in the presence of my once-blue-collar-democrat, now RABID conservative farm boy husband (both my children are his stepchildren) who has a gigantic temper and threatening presence of a pro wrestler. I converted him to conservatism-you know what they say about the ex-smoker and his/her vigor!

I have prepared a ten course meal so between that, deep frying the turkey, football and texas hold ‘em, I hope that will keep them pre-occupied to the extent that there will be no erruptions (there have been in the past.)
Wish me luck!


47 posted on 11/22/2012 6:22:27 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

If anyone brings up politics at our table it is likely our union dependent son-in-law. He would be the only lib left around here since the lesbians moved to DC so they could be “married”.
Those “talking points” are the same old cliches we’ve been hearing for years. Do the sycophants at NBC’s not realize that?


48 posted on 11/22/2012 6:22:59 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: heartwood

not me, I wil speak up, why let the elft get away with their lies, we have facts, they have lies and after these last 4 years, they;re damn right I;ll go to the 1950’s or the Bush years

Never be bullied by them and speak up for our country, people have given their lies and I ‘ll be damned that I can not even say something when people have died and given their lives


49 posted on 11/22/2012 6:23:26 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cdga5for4

Just noticed that libs auto-corrects to kind on my phone.


50 posted on 11/22/2012 6:24:20 AM PST by cdga5for4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson