Skip to comments.Not Just Christmas--Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Thanksgiving Too!
Posted on 11/25/2015 2:10:09 PM PST by Benny Huang
Note: This "Thanksgiving classic" first appeared in 2013 but is well worth a review.
American tradition sets aside every fourth Thursday in November as a time for people to thank God for their blessings, eat too much, and toss the football around.
Liberals have started a new tradition in recent years that I donât like nearly as muchâpushing their political agenda at the dinner table. In days gone by, civility dictated that politics was not on the menu. But no longer! Liberals now consider Thanksgiving the perfect opportunity to get preachy with their loved ones.
The White House-affiliated Organizing for America (OFA), an instrument of President Obamaâs perpetual campaign, released this week its guide for discussing Obamacare at Thanksgiving dinner. Super! Now your halfwit liberal cousin can recite White House talking points to you about the merits of the most ill-conceived piece of legislation the world has ever known.
The guide is not designed as a how-to instruction manual to befuddle that silly uncle of yours who thinks Obamacare sucks. Its primary goal is to urge family members to sign up through the exchanges, and to counter the negativism of people who think its too complicated or expensive to bother with. We all know its not complicated at all because gobs of people have already successfully signed up online. (That was a joke.)
Getting people into the system is vital. If more people donât start utilizing the exchanges, the whole system will crash. The odds of signing up enough people are looking longer and longer with each passing day.
I must admit that OFAâs approach surprises me. I had assumed that the guide would provide snappy comebacks to paranoid Uncle Larryâs assertion that hes losing his health insurance. Accusing him of racism, for example, would be a suitable rebuttal to any argument Uncle Larry might throw out there. OFAs Thanksgiving plan of attack does not however, provide tips on how to tap-dance around the fact that Uncle Larry, like two million other Americans, liked his plan just fine and he still canât keep it. I guess theyâve given up trying to defend that falsehood.
OFA is not the only group offering helpful tips on how to ruin your familys meal. Mayors Against Illegal Gunsâwhich really ought to call itself Mayors for Making Guns Illegalâalso has a Thanksgiving guide to its pet issue. âEveryone has friends and relatives with strong opinions and shaky facts,â says the guide. âYou can help set the table straight â all you need is this simple guide to Talking Turkey about guns!â The guide then goes on to supposedly debunk some âmythsâ surrounding the gun debate.
In 2011, Planned Parenthood urged abortion enthusiasts to talk their families about âreproductive healthâ at Thanksgiving. What could be more appropriate dinner conversation? PPs guide advises: âDebating when life begins or whether or not abortion is federally funded may get you nowhere.â So steer clear of those subjects because once it is firmly established that a baby in the womb is in fact a person, the debate is really over and the pro-lifer has won. Stick to distractions and emotionalism. âInstead focus on your shared values and the big pictureâfor instance, talk about how you believe everyone should be able to afford to go to the doctor, or how the decision about when and whether to become a parent is a personal one.â
But the abortion debate isnt about whether everyone should be able to afford to see a doctor. Its about whether said doctor should be legally permitted to snuff out a childâs life. It isnt about âwhen and whether to become a parentâ either. Its about people who are already parents of unborn children trying to apply a violent quick fix to the dilemma that they created themselves.
GLAAD wants its followers to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to discuss âmarriage equality.â The campaign is cleverly titled âIm Letting Aunt Betty Feel Awkward This Thanksgiving.â If GLAAD werent so disingenuous, they would call it âIm Making Aunt Betty Feel Awkward This Thanksgiving.â Better still would be âIm Ruining Aunt Bettyâs Thanksgiving Because Shes a Religious Bigot.â That seems to be the goal. The campaign urges homosexuals to talk as much as possible about their âpartners,â and targets the âAunt Bettysâ of this world who are least inclined to hear it.
Its hard to find an issue group that doesnât have some sort of campaign to start an argument at the table. Mother Nature Network wants you to discuss climate change while the website ColorLines thinks you should gab about racism. American Immigration Council wants you to strike up a conversation about âimmigration reform,â by which they mean legalizing fifteen million people who entered this country illegally.
My advice to anyone who finds himself seated next to a bloviating, opinionated liberal this Thursday is pretty simple. Tell him to put a sock in it; or a dinner roll if he prefers. Its that simple. Tell him you dont care to hear that he likes dudes. Advise him that if you wanted to hear canned arguments from the White House or Planned Parenthood youâd switch on NPR. Let him know that heâs ruining your meal and your holiday.
Liberals just cant shut up about their beloved causes. Ignorance never takes a break, not even for what used to be a sacred holiday. They just cant understand that Thanksgiving isnt about them, and it isnât about abortion, gun-grabbing, or the mythical racists who live inside their heads. Its about giving thanks to God of course. Its also about eating turkey and drifting off into a tryptophan-induced coma while watching the Steelers play the Ravens. Now thats a Thanksgiving tradition worth keeping.
A holiday about thanks to God and Family is not high on the agenda of the evil pagans.
Why associate with people who piss you off?
I just don’t do it. I leave, or if I host, I kick em out.
Out with the whiny pigs I always say. I an not tolerant of liberal silliness and people know it.
It is best to throw LIBs out if they can’t STFU...family or not.
My family and I are spending a wonderful Thanksgiving day with friends and family...football, games with the kiddies, women talking about all kinds of food and fashion, while the men are talking football and ‘man cave’ things...
Oh the joys of the Holidays are here, and I love this time of year!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!!
If at another home, I would thank the host and then say, “any one else tired of listening to dip$hit, can drop by my place to watch the game.”
Are there any exchanges left that haven't gone TU?
Liberals huff and puff and try to filabuster every conversation with bullshit, but they can only succeed if we let them.
Kick them out.
Years ago it was faggies choosing Thanksgiving dinner as their `coming out’ venue. It often took the form of
“Would you mind passing the mashed potatoes...to a HOMOSEXUAL!!!?
Oh, and remember that this day is also known as “National Indigenous Peoples’ Genocide Day” to the Ward Churchill crowd.
Liberals, commies, Muslims, faggies, and vegans...all have in common the militant desire to make trouble against those who might disagree with them.
Meanwhile, a blessed Thanksgiving to all who worship He Who is the source of all blessings.
We give thanks for our blessings.
NO one in my family is a lib.
I just donât do it. I leave, or if I host, I kick em out.
Your family members? I would never do that. However, we don’t talk politics at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. My immediate family may on Sundays but I am still educating the kids, but I would never do that to family on Thanksgiving. We have around 20 family members attend. Not positive on what political spectrum most are on but I know the 6 in my immediate family are all stanch conservatives. Yep even Abby at 8 years old....
I have a couple of cousins that will be there.
Good luck...I hope they talk about other things.
They will and I will try to hang out with my aunt’s horses.
Your so nice.
You can not argue with liberals. It is like walking into an inner city riot and attempting to reason with them. It’s not going to happen.
Like the article says, just ignore the deceiving stupid leftist. It’s a waste of time trying to reason with them.
A lot of these protesting hot house flowers are going to be in for a shock when they get home from campus and among the normal people.
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