Why talk turkey when you could be eating it?
Every year at the holidays, the left inevitably urges you to discuss politics with your Republican uncle and this year is no exception.
The Democratic Party even sent out the tweet below, via Twitchy:
It's the holiday season, which means lots of time with your Republican uncle. Give him the facts this weekend: https://t.co/1nLlClQFql ????????????
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) November 24, 2015
Ed Driscoll provides this stunning round-up of articles at Instapundit:
The holiday season always makes liberals insanely paranoid. pic.twitter.com/tiGCPurgwL
— Daniel Payne (@danieljpayne) November 24, 2015
Ace of Spades has a handy guide you may want to print out and bring to dinner:
Thanksgivingmanship: Your Guide to Surviving The Progressive Imbeciles Who Have Spent a Week Cramming on How to Survive You
Oxford Don Stephen Potter introduced the world to the principles of Gamesmanship, the way to win at games by resort to cheap ploys which were very close to cheating without being technically cheating. He later expanded his inquiries into the general field of “Lifemanship,” the discipline of embracing life in a dickish and hostile spirit, sabotaging social rivals without quite breaching social etiquette.
Given that the progressive elder-children-yet-not-quite-adults you’ll be encountering this Thanksgiving (who I will henceforth refer to as “grownchildren”) will be armed to the teeth with Vox explainers and Obamacare propaganda, I herewith humbly submit these first sketches of a new branch of Lifemanship I call “Thankgivingmanship,” which I define as the gentle art of insulting the stupid without alerting them to the fact that they’ve been insulted at all.
It is the goal of the dedicated Thanksgivingman, then, to achieve the sublime art of giving offense without offense being taken.
My basic strategy is thus: It would be as rude of you as it is rude of your cretinous grownchildren kin to allow a Thanksgiving dinner into a stupid game of Rachel Maddow Talking Points and their rebuttals.
So, rather than confront the unemployed idiots who will be assailing you, I propose instead to superficially avoid conflict and engagement on their dummy mouthflappings, and appear instead to agree with them.
A guest columnist for the Washington Free Beacon named Uncle Strickland offers this advice:
How to Talk to Your Pansy Marxist Nephew at Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for publishing my column. I’m a big fan of this holiday because few things are more American than boozing up and chowing down ’til your ankles swell and your corduroys pop. In between, you get to watch some football and share your thoughts on the trainwreck presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (hint hint). I consider myself a knowledgable debater because I read up on the blogs and I’m typically one of the most “liked” commenters on the articles.
The reason I’m writing this is because my brother’s dumb kid likes to get chatty with me. I’ve never seen anyone bring so many printouts to the dinner table. His “talking points,” he says. Reminds me of my last divorce, all those friggin’ printouts. This kid, my nephew, will never admit to being a communist, it’s always this “moderate independent” crap. But his Facebook feed is full of Bernie Sandinista, if you know what I mean, and he recently tweeted some gibberish about riding the bus in Czechoslovakia and identifying as a “human being” instead of what he is, an American. He’s been a “student” at some Ivy League circlejerk for the better part of a decade. I think he’s 29, who the hell even cares?
Finally, if you must discuss politics, Dana Perino of FOX News has some great pointers:
Have a happy and politics-free Thanksgiving, everyone.
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