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How many families discussed Obamacare at their Christmas gatherings?
12-26-13 | Slyfox

Posted on 12/26/2013 2:20:54 PM PST by Slyfox

'Twas the day of Christmas amidst holiday cheer,

Aunt Ruth with her pie and Uncle Ned with his beer,

They all knew that Saint Nicholas had been there,

When all of a sudden somebody mentions Obamacare.



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How did your family fare with their concerns about Obamacare?
1 posted on 12/26/2013 2:20:54 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

I didn’t because I didn’t want to lose my Christmas dinner.


2 posted on 12/26/2013 2:21:32 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Slyfox; a fool in paradise

11.


3 posted on 12/26/2013 2:22:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Slyfox

I inadvertent ‘tooted’ at the table. Does that count?


4 posted on 12/26/2013 2:22:09 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Slyfox

While wearing red plaid pajamas, a high end watch while looking just like Rachel Madcow. Probably zero.


5 posted on 12/26/2013 2:22:51 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Slyfox

My family includes some medical sales staff, a few nurses and some old retirees. Needless to say none of them were happy at all.


6 posted on 12/26/2013 2:23:28 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

His name is mud at our family gatherings.


7 posted on 12/26/2013 2:24:01 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: Slyfox
We watched A Christmas Story ten times.............
8 posted on 12/26/2013 2:24:17 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Slyfox

We had better things to do than to comply with the edicts of the Dog-Eater-in-Chief.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 2:24:30 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Slyfox

Zero times Zero is still Zero.


10 posted on 12/26/2013 2:25:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Slyfox
Well that's one way to lose you turkey dinner <***"ralph"***>. If I never heard the word Obamacare again it wouldn't be too soon.
11 posted on 12/26/2013 2:25:22 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Slyfox

I told my daughter and son in law to expect the economy to crash because of it this spring. Told them to plan for rough times.


12 posted on 12/26/2013 2:25:25 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Slyfox

Not a word about THAT turkey!


13 posted on 12/26/2013 2:25:27 PM PST by Scarlet7
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To: Slyfox

Never mentioned. Like we never had a President.


14 posted on 12/26/2013 2:25:45 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: MeganC

“We have something to talk to you about kids... it’s about insurance.. Well, ObamaCare took away our insurance this year and we have to buy a new policy by law... and it is a lot more expensive... we can’t afford to buy presents this year, sorry”


15 posted on 12/26/2013 2:26:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Slyfox

16 posted on 12/26/2013 2:26:25 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: MeganC
I found it interesting that everyone at the table discussed Obamacare like they all had been reading FreeRepublic and watching FOX News.

We talked until someone mentioned that it was time for pie.

17 posted on 12/26/2013 2:26:39 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Red Badger

What? And miss the opportunity to point out if only that kid who put his tongue on the pole had coverage...


18 posted on 12/26/2013 2:27:01 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Slyfox

What did you say? All I heard was ‘pie’!!!!


19 posted on 12/26/2013 2:27:37 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Slyfox

We actually did talk about it. My daughter, an RN (as is my daughter-in-law), mentioned that some people in their hospital and clinic had just recently lost their jobs “right before Christmas”, and that at least one was told that it was due to there will not be enough revenues under the new insurance regulations for them to stay on, employed there.

Then followed a discussion about the problems with malpractice fears driving up the utilization for many expensive procedures and tests, the way charges are made for every little cotton ball used on a patient, etc., etc.


20 posted on 12/26/2013 2:28:06 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Slyfox

YAY FOR YOU! Sounds like it was a good Christmas!


21 posted on 12/26/2013 2:29:10 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Slyfox

We discussed it at Christmas dinner. We made jokes about it and discussed the total failure of everything progressives have done EVER.

I also reminded everyone how in 1994, they all made fun of me for being the only conservative at the table.

My parents were FDR and JFK Democrats.
My brother was a recent college graduate. Nuff said.
My sister was a “compassionate” liberal. He husband was a New England Democrat.
My brother’s fiancee was a “compassionate” liberal and recent college grad.
My wife voted Republican, but didn’t really care one way or the other.

Clinton converted my brother and parents to conservative.
Obama converted the rest.

Thanks for overreaching Progressive politicians! It’s nice to go from being the “Right-wing Extremist” at Christmas to being the “Elder Conservative”.


22 posted on 12/26/2013 2:30:35 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: MeganC
Personally, I was rather amazed that no one expressed an "Hey, wait a minute! He's our president!"

There is nothing but universal disgust when it comes to Barry Hussein.

23 posted on 12/26/2013 2:30:50 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

We had a wonderful time talking about what a joke it was and other things about the Pajama Boy Chief!


24 posted on 12/26/2013 2:32:32 PM PST by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: Slyfox

I would bet more people discussed impeachment


25 posted on 12/26/2013 2:32:34 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slyfox
We were sitting around the Christmas tree, about to open presents, when suddenly this strange looking man in pajamas came downstairs and started yapping about Obamacare. We tied him up, blindfolded him, threw him in the back of the pickup, and drove 20 miles away after which we dumped him into the woods on a remote dirt road.


26 posted on 12/26/2013 2:33:25 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Bryanw92
Thanks for overreaching Progressive politicians! It’s nice to go from being the “Right-wing Extremist” at Christmas to being the “Elder Conservative.”

My point exactly. Most people I thought would not give a flip about talking about politics were the ones who had a lot to say.

I think Obama has jumped the shark.

27 posted on 12/26/2013 2:34:05 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

No one raised the subject.

All were allowed to finish their dinner and stay for dessert.


28 posted on 12/26/2013 2:36:37 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler
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>>I think Obama has jumped the shark.

I agree. People ARE talking, and for the first time, they are listening to what the conservative at the table has to say. And they’re remembering that he’s been saying it for long before Obama ever crawled out of his hole in Chicago.


29 posted on 12/26/2013 2:38:18 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SamAdams76

I am not sure that’s a man.


30 posted on 12/26/2013 2:38:33 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Slyfox; a fool in paradise

Is PJ Boy on suicide watch yet?


31 posted on 12/26/2013 2:39:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Slyfox

Ceaseless ridicule since most of us are conservatives.


32 posted on 12/26/2013 2:40:03 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Doogle

bttt for later


33 posted on 12/26/2013 2:43:09 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: CAluvdubya; Ms. AntiFeminazi

A thread for your reading pleasure.


34 posted on 12/26/2013 2:45:31 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Bryanw92
Thanks for overreaching Progressive politicians! It’s nice to go from being the “Right-wing Extremist” at Christmas to being the “Elder Conservative”.

The combination of the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov and the poor treatment of the main star of Duck Dynasty made a lot of liberals extremely defensive recently. My brother's family won't broach the subject of Obamacare for lots of obvious reasons!

35 posted on 12/26/2013 2:47:55 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Slyfox

We spent a couple of minutes when somebody brought up the dildo in the plaid onesies. Everyone had a good laugh and we moved on to something else.


36 posted on 12/26/2013 2:56:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: Slyfox

The dog ate some cheese and farted so I guess that counts.


37 posted on 12/26/2013 2:57:12 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Slyfox

I don’t think the subject came up for us. It was more, “Who ate the last of the mashed potatoes? James, sit down before you flip the table over! Oh, freep, get the dog out of here!”


38 posted on 12/26/2013 2:57:57 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Try not to get too far ahead in the story. Spoilers abound." ~ Nicknamedbob)
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To: Slyfox

i told my frau “we are suppose to discuss obamacare. it sucks. any comment?” “no.” end of doscussion.


39 posted on 12/26/2013 3:02:20 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Slyfox

Seeing as how all of my family are born, hard core Conservatives, nobamacare didn’t come up at all except in a snarky comment or as sarcasm.


40 posted on 12/26/2013 3:02:34 PM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: SamAdams76

What a fairy pajama boy appears to be.

His hands look like they’ve never done any man’s work. Never did any plumbing, electrical, carpentry, metal work, logging, hunting, fishing, not even hauling or heavy lifting.

If pajama boy is what team 0bama thinks American men are like, they are completely out of touch.


41 posted on 12/26/2013 3:05:07 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Slyfox
Our Christmas conversation was politics free. It was a memorable day in a soon to be forgotten year.
42 posted on 12/26/2013 3:07:34 PM PST by mware
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To: Bryanw92

LOL!!

Nice knowing our warnings and predictions are finally justified in their eyes.


43 posted on 12/26/2013 3:08:01 PM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Westbrook

I wonder if any of the women out there would consider a relationship with a “grown man” who presents himself in footsie pajamas and a cup of hot chocolate to spout liberal talking points?


44 posted on 12/26/2013 3:09:25 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Slyfox; a fool in paradise

My family is so much behind times (but we’re working to catch up) that we discussed New Deal around the Christmas table.


45 posted on 12/26/2013 3:10:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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We didn't talk about Obamacide at dinner, but on the way home, my brother told me he was disgusted with politicians in general and threatened not to vote at all next year. Bro, like most of the rest of the family, votes Dem, so this is a big eyebrow raiser.

Maybe there is a big shift occurring. But I'm not sure this will benefit the Republicans next year. Seems to me that both sides will be taking a hit — not just for Obamacare, but also for the generally sorry state of this nation.

46 posted on 12/26/2013 3:22:58 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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> I wonder if any of the women out there would consider a
> relationship with [pajama boy] ...

None of the women I know. My knife-toting daughters are tougher than he is.


47 posted on 12/26/2013 3:23:39 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

Maybe he’s a surgeon - or a computer scientist that types on the keyboard all day. I know plenty of manly men that don’t necessarily have hands like plumbers or capenters. I say it’s presumptive to judge a man by his hands. I don’t see anything wrong with his pjs either. What looks bad to me is the way he’s holding his beverage. He’s holding it like a girl would.


48 posted on 12/26/2013 3:24:19 PM PST by Darth Gill
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To: Slyfox

Didn’t do much talking while stuffing food in my mouth.


49 posted on 12/26/2013 3:33:16 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: Slyfox

Told a quick joke about it.


50 posted on 12/26/2013 3:40:39 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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