Skip to comments.Zing! MSNBC’s top 10 comebacks to use against the family conservative
Posted on 11/22/2012 5:46:41 AM PST by lowbridge
Every familys 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 years going to be different. Why? Because here at MSNBC, weve anticipated crazy Uncle Garys 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: MSNBCs Top 10 Comebacks For Use Against The Family Conservative
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Guess you don’t have my warped sense of humor..... to each his own.
Just ask them, “Was Obama’s re-election Bush’s fault?”
Heading out soon to see the liberals. Politics is not likely to come up, but if it does I will point out, like I always do, that one party gets us broke quicker and one slower. I point out the destructive effect of low interest rates used to paper over the bad bank debt. I point out the charade of their economy (in Northern Virginia) based mostly on government waste. In short, ignore your and my politicians because we are screwed.
May save the hospital money, but how does it save the country money?
I would rather eat a frozen TV turkey dinner alone than endure some self righteous blather from a lib at Thanksgiving. They’re such poor winners, they just can’t shut up!
you ain’t just a whistling dixie
We have half this country which goes to tractor supply, dunkin donuts, chic-fil-a hobby lobby etc
the other pansy homo illegal cross dressing half go to their pansy ass places and tell each other how msart they are.
we watch and read different papers an dmedia outlets than them.
You bet this country is not together, , send them all back north and the west coast and let us live how we want where men are men, women have class and grace and children can be raised without some fruit nut pansy tulip picker telling them how it;s great to have turds poked up their ass by a penis.
Gods and Generals going on later me finks
You ought to at least thaw it out, but I get your point.
I agree. Don't start it, but if they bring it up don't hide your opinion. I might say something along the lines of:
“We are able to sit here together today, as free people able to voice our various opinions, and share plentiful food, because of those who died defending our way of life, and because of those who everyday put their lives on the line for us in the military. The overwhelming majority of those who are now protecting you voted differently than you. Are they stupid? Are their opinions meaningless? Are they ‘right wingers’ that you have the right to make fun of and ridicule? If you have any respect for me as a person, and for the large number of Americans who disagree with you, then just be thankful we can be together and stop pushing your world view on others. Thank you.”
I have fmaily in Italy and England and Malta.
Trust me homosexuals for the most part keep their lives private, over ehre the turd pokers and strap on wearers are militant and in your face
wish us all luck! When my dad gets a little wine in him he starts holding forth about how people don’t “appreciate” ubama, paying people “a living wage” and how it makes other countries feel unequal if they don’t have nuclear weapons....pretty maddening
They will spout the ill-informed mantra of the left who think that you can prevent hospitalizations by ‘preventative medicine’. I don't have the time to point out the stupidity in that belief right now, but it is nonetheless stupid.
Only serve them peas.
We simply don't invite them to get togethers.
I think I will just say yes, Hutu power, out of the movie Hotel Rwanda
If a conservative uses those setup lines, they deserve to get zingered. If you use ad hominem or emotional arguments or straw man, they can resort to straw man and “win” the moment.
If you want to engage them when they start using them (and yes usually THEY do), call out the phony traps they use, then use logic and facts.
But of course remember if you argue with a fool, after a few minutes its hard to tell the difference between you.
There are no leftists in my family. Another great thing about being from Texas.
I don’t expect a lot of union chatter from the union members this year. Their ballot proposals were crushed in Michigan and they know that large numbers of their union brethren helped to do it.
Nonsensical comments need a nonsensical reply.
we do ot have t ring politics up but if they do then we have facts and we at least have our duty to spak up after others have given their lives for this country, they madre this country, they gavce their lives for the better good.
From the founding fathers to right up to today and I won;t say anything about poltics but boy if they do I will mention facts and do it in such a way without losing it but being nice as the left hates it when facts are given in a nice way.
Thank you to you ALL here who have mailed, made calls and got out the word about this country, thank you to those who will not be silenced but do speak up and thnak you for never giving up conservative principles which made this country great.
Thank you to all who stands against tyranny, socialism, communism, Marxism and other disgusting social agendas
well I am in a living hell, surrounded by them. Only my kids and I as the few conservatives.
I am lucky, it is just three of us.
We are conservative and remind each other never to say these things outside.
My personal favorite is the claim that tobacco companies cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars because of the diseases they cause.
If you actually run the numbers, people dying early from cancer or heart disease saves the country a LOT of money. What is really expensive to society is those people who live to an advanced age, consuming a great deal of health care in their final decades.
Thanksgiving at my parents house is the opposite and it is my supposedly disable brother who trys to provoke arguments regarding big business, environmentalism, veganism (half the Thanksgiving menu is made to suit him).
If the conversation starts with “Well, any thinking person would have to agree.....” You can bet I’m not gunna agree. BUT I do not suffer fools either and I just give a knowing smile and don’t say anything.
That's why I call the MSM American Pravda.
You Say: Obama spent all of 2009 and much of 2010 trying to compromise with Republicans on the stimulus, health-care reform, deficit reduction, and financial reform..."
Uh huh. Even the dullest MSNBC drone knows that "trying to compromise" means "demanding that the Republicans accept his programs without question".
6. When He Says: If Obama raises taxes on the job creators, its going to force them to start laying people off. Is that what you want?
There is simply no rebuttal to this, as this is simply a restatement of today's news. You can either believe that the news re layoffs at Poppa John's, Applebees, et al, et many al, is something that is actually happening, or you can wave your Congressional Research Service white paper in the air like it's Captain America's shield.
You Say: Actually, the law includes numerous cost-saving ideas, and studies have found that itll reduce the amount we spend on health care.
Indeed. Let's take a look at your own bill for health insurance compared to last year, shall we? Done. Oh, you meant at a national level? I see, is "cost-saving" code for "rationing" and "reducing service"?
“Rational argument with retarded children is futile.”
Thank you, that is essentially what I have been repeating to myself lately. If they were capable of reason they would not believe the garbage they believe and many of these retarded children are sporting gray hair and or beards.
The world has changed so much it is hard to realize, when I was fourteen I was expected to come home from school and go to work on the farm without needing to be supervised. By the time I turned 23 my family was giving up on me because I didn’t have a wife and children already even though I had had an honorable discharge from the Navy since I turned 21! By the time I finally married at 28 I had a solid reputation as a good for nothing despite the fact that I was always employed and at better jobs than most of them had, some of them probably had heart attacks on hearing that I actually had finally gotten married. Now I see thirty five year olds acting like schoolkids and expecting their parents to support them.
you know what? reduce medical “service” so what, life won’t be worth living and there are fates worse than death
I’ve found that including a pipe tomahawk with the regular carving tools tends to have a marked calming effect on any screech howls present. A real peace pipe effect.
Have a good one.
O my F$$$$$$$ God
Speaks volumes about what is supposed to be a news org.
I know I won;t shut up if they ever brought any of their crap up but then again I have no libral pals or family and people aroundhere are conservatives, so much s that we outnumber nonparty and Dems, combined
But sooner or later, reality will intrude.
This is the question I'd like to put to confirmed Obama devotees, but I don't think that their comprehension skills allow them to rise above the most infantile first-level thinking.
But sooner or later, "magical thinking" will run aground on the rocks of reality. And even liberals need to eat.
“Oh my frickin’ gosh.” What did you think it stood for?
As if cursing God is going to do you any good.
I have yet to see any documented evidence that there actually IS a greater incidence of extreme weather events! Those who promote the melting ice cap rantings jump on things like Katrina and Sandy to support the case but conveniently ignore all those seasons when there are ZERO such events. Killer storms have been happening throughout history, they didn’t just start happening. If I say something about unusually cool weather in South Carolina they say I am nuts but Sandy is proof positive of what they say.
Mm hmm. Right. Cuss your heart out and have a nice day.
Since “crazy” Uncle Gary probably is hosting the Thanksgiving meal, and paying for the food everyone is enjoying, he hopefully this year decided to forego turkey, since PETA objects. This years meal will be built around green and organic concepts, with material collected from a communal compost heap. For desert, their will be algae.
And hopefully he charged his relatives, who work for non-profits, the Federal Government, the SEIU, or simply don’t work. It is not a “charge” per se, but a fee that is levied to make to pay for the carbon offsets since the liberal visitors each drove to Gary’s house and must pay a fee to repay for the damage they caused the earth and future generations.
Gary, being crazy like a fox, has the above arrangements made, but this year decided not to actually attend the event. He put his liberal relatives in charge since they are so smart. Gary is in the Carribean, enjoying the thought of how he has helped him more intelligent relatives enjoy their ideas.
Interesting they put voter fraud 1st.
You’re part of that Obama culture too, I see. How nice of you to throw that picture in my face. So clever of you.
No one who has the slightest interest in actual logic watches,
Those who watch it put forth absurd arguments propped up by straw men and imagine themselves to be master debaters. I know, we are cursed with one in the family. I sometimes have fun imagining what would happen if he suddenly realized what an idiot he sounds like. He might actually commit suicide.
To which I would reply with the carving knife directing the moocher out the door.
Interesting how much insight into our politics that some of our European friends have. Especially, when you see so much anti-Americanism in their press.
Our European friends are point how that in the rest of the world, the Communists are labeled as ‘Reds’ and hear they call themselves ‘Blue’. I just respond that if reflects the power of a corrupted media.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
She had one thing right, “They” should tear the government down and start all over but she has no idea why. Actually she is right that “They” (the people who have destroyed the value of the dollar) don’t care about people, so she got two things right but is without a clue to the real reason.
Her idea of starting a government from scratch would probably be to start off with something even worse than we have now.
“Leftists need prepared talking points just to have dinner with their families.”
Ditto re the leftist talking-head apologists. It’s a hoot to turn on the TV and hear the verbiage they’ve received in the morning fax/email blast from the White Hut. Toward the end of the campaign, one guy mentioned, “which Mitt” was going to show up. Turned the channel, another one mentioned “depends on ‘which Mitt’ will be there. An hour later, another “which Mitt”. You’d think the libs would be ashamed not to be able to think/speak for themselves.
Rush is a riot when he plays the montages of lib talking heads repeating talking points verbatim 15 or 20 times during one day.
I feel your pain here in the Peopls’s Republic of Maryland.
I guess I’m lucky. Just about my entire family is made up of conservatives. We have nothing to do with the couple of commie libs in the family. We do not tolerate them and they are not welcome around us.