Skip to comments.Lunatic, Left Wing Relatives on Thanksgiving.
Posted on 11/20/2012 1:10:36 PM PST by albie
My 89 year old Mother in law (a conservative) is spending Thanksgiving with me and my family. My wife has requested that her looney left wing grandchildren be allowed to visit with "Granny" on Saturday. They voted Obama and are in their 20's and are actually very nice people. However, I've made it clear that I can not tolerate Obama voters in my house. Nice or not, family or otherwise. I'm still on the fence because I do love my Mother in law. What do you think? Also, are there others with similar problems?
One day they may see the light. How you treat them in the meantime could determine how hard or easy it will be for them to admit you were right.
I don’t know about how many of them flirted with communism. You mean the Progressives? The thirties were just not ever covered when I was in school. They used to end the history with WWI, saying that WWII was not far enough in the past to evaluate either the run up to it, the war itself or the aftermath. Heck they barely even covered the depression, except to say that it happened as a result of traders buying on margin.
That’s part of the reason that I was so interested in reading the book, In the Garden of the Beasts. It was written from actual journals of the ambassador to Germany during the thirties.
For guidance on this issue consider the Thanksgiving scene from Atlas Shrugged.
Not only that, but we were an assassins’ bullet away from potentially having a Fascist dictatorship under Huey Long.
You can be cordial. Cordial is non-commital, changes the subject when the awkward and contriverisal is raised. Cordial does not particularly like the person, but embraces the situation or the holiday and stands above the pettiness of disagreements.
Are you that obtuse? Maybe an accountant, and attorney, or a bureacurat, totally unable to deal in the hypthetical of a message board thread? Unable to follow a conversation?
Apparently you are. You never did understand the natural progression of this conversation. Bye.
If “pettiness of disagreement” is how you define voting for Obama, you are totally clueless as to the dire situation the nation is in. Totally.
The election is over, so all is fine and dandy now? You don’t understand the mind of the liberal nor the consequences of elections.....
Treat them the way they think. After they fill their plates and sit down, confiscate half the food and tell them you are donating it to the homeless.
If they complain, tell them they are greedy evil bastards that don’t want to pay their fair share.
Buy or rent tents for them to stay in outside the house and call it “Occupy My Lawn” and inform them if they complain they are nothing but 1% greedy evil bastards that hate the poor and want college kids to have to pay back their school loans.
Put a TAX on everything in the house they’ll use like toilet paper and ice and water, etc. Tell them you run a “progressive house”.
If they whine, call them evil Republicans.
Tolerate them until she leaves then kick ‘em out.
Never talk politics with a fool.
Yes I consider voting for Hussein a mortal sin. Yes, I understand that the country is in dire straits. This is a short holiday meal with lifelong family members, not the Committee of Correspondence. Politics can be checked at the door.
Personally I think you are doing your 89 yr old MIL a favor by not inviting her liberal grandkids over. How depressing to know that your GKs voted for Obama. My mom was VERY conservative and it would have killed her during her last years to find out that any of her family was stupid enough to vote for Obama. Fortunately everyone in the immediate family is conservative so we don’t need to deal with any liberals during the holidays. Legacy is important to people in the twilight of their life and I think it is important that your MIL be surrounded with family who will reflect her conservative values and won’t cause her distress. Just remember those Grand kids knowingly voted for a guy who would give their grandma a pill instead of medical treatment so they can have free birth control and student debt relief.
“The election is over. Your family is still your family.”
The election may be over but we now are stuck with dealing with the consequences of that election brought about by the liberal dopes that voted for Obama. I doubt I would be able to sit at the same table with any of them.
Again, if you think politics can be checked at the door, I still say you are clueless as to the dire situation the country is in. Nothing is petty, and nothing can be “checked at the door” in a nation that is falling apart. That is my point. You don’t get it. You think it’s bad, but you don’t understand how serious it is.
That’s fine. You will soon enough.
Good for you. Tell her maybe Michelle will save her some from the White House “garden”.
Play Rush replay all day.
Have them over and rip the bark off their backsides.This bullshit of being nice to family who are idiots is plain stupid.Just remember your immediate family will suffer because of their stupidity.Got the right frame of mind yet?I have a stupid brother that I plan to rip the bark off during Christmas in Texas.I suffer no liberals and that includes supposed family.
keep a taser and pepper spray nearby in case he gets obnoxious
Again, if you think politics can be checked at the door, I still say you are clueless as to the dire situation the country is in. Nothing is petty, and nothing can be checked at the door in a nation that is falling apart. That is my point. You dont get it. You think its bad, but you dont understand how serious it is.
Thats fine. You will soon enough.
I understand how bad it is. I am not a drama queen about it but I understand. CWII will make CWI look like a walk in the park.
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