Skip to comments.How to Survive Thanksgiving at Your Liberal Relatives
Posted on 11/18/2012 10:01:02 AM PST by Kaslin
As a public service to our readers, and as a gesture towards civility in our national discourse, we offer the following how-to-guide for surviving Thanksgiving dinner at the home of your triumphant liberal relatives:
Arrival. Your home looks lovely. Almost like its worth what you paid for it. Obama didnt help with that yet, did he? Oh, well, maybe next term. May I use your bathroom?
In the unlikely event that your hosts home has appreciated in value, use this introduction instead: Love what youve done with it. Better dump it before the new year, though, or you might face that new Obamacare tax. (Wait until after dinner to make a lowball offer.)
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“Wow! Everything looks lovely! It is amazing what we all can do when we work together. I mean, Obama was right, you didn’t do that, we all did. So, your welcome for my contribution.”
I’m surrounded by liberals, so I tend to just smile and say “Well, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.” When they boast about all the miracles Obama’s going to perform, I smile again and say “I hope you’re right. We’ll just have to wait and see.” (Meanwhile, I’m saving money, paying down debt, and stockpiling rice and beans, because I think we’re heading for harder times yet.)
Here’s me to my loser college aged nephews...
Oh I see you got another tatoo. I heard the first lady say the other day if you get a tatoo of your favorite fruit or vegetable, you can use your food stamps to pay for it.
How about just showing up in your “Impeach Obama”, “Obama stole the election”, “Obama Bin Lyin” and “Our Kenyan President” T-shirts?
Subtle but not too subtle for the leftie “challenged” brain....lol.
“What the heck are all you doing in this comfortable house with a nice meal prepared? You didn’t MAKE any of this — now, pack it all up and take it to the nearest food bank or soup kitchen! NOW!
“You don’t want to be seen as hypocrites do you?”
I’ve already told my obama supporting relatives that they are no longer welcome in my home and I will bother them with my presence in their homes.
Should read will NOT bother...
Sorry, I want my Thanksgiving to be happy ...thus, we don’t really make much of an effort to spend Thanksgiving with these types of relatives. (i.e, my MIL is really the only one).
She actually had the GALL to start talking smak about Obama at hubby’s military retirement. (With balls the size of boulders and a brain the size of a pea.) I just walked out of the room when it started, to avoid being caught for murder, and possible lifelong incarceration ...
I moved to Texas. None of my relatives here voted communist. We’re going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving AND Christmas without any lib talking points to be heard.
LOL. I made need this.
Simple solution - have Thanksgiving Dinner at home
How about going through their house helping yourself to whatever you need? If they have anything that you don’t have, feel free to redistribute it. For example, let’s say your liberal family has a 60” LCD, but you only have a 40”. Feel free to grab one of their 20” computer monitors to even things out. Or, let’s say you’re a bit low on gas after driving to their house. Get out a siphon and take what you need from their cars. It’s only fair!
That’ll do it.
Or, you could ask "Didn't he say he was going to do that four years ago?".
I like how you think!!
I have no liberal relatives or friends. All of my relatives are thinking people, not guided by emotions as are liberals. The majority of my friends are members of the church of Christ congregation that I attend or are from my Harding college days of years ago. They are all Constitutional Christian Conservatives, 100% pro-gun (our preacher proudly carries a gun to services as do most of us in the congregation) and 100% uniform in opposition to all forms of communistic liberalism.
From my perspective, liberalism and satanism are identical. Since I have no satanist friends or relatives, it makes no sense to tolerate anyone who hews to the values of liberalism. In short, I shun evil.
That’s the way we handle it....Fortunately 95% of all my family did not vote for Obamagabe.....The early 20 somethings cannot be reached.....Two of them.....
Save Thanksgiving and improve the gene pool at the same time by not marrying into that crowd.
Their excuse for that is “He was busy cleaning up Bush’s mess.” (They really believe this.) I do sometimes smile gently and say “Well, he’s definitely done for America what he did for Chicago.” Then I refuse to elucidate further. That always makes them scowl.
On the subject of tatoos, I recently read that the number of people with tatoos and the number of atheists/nonbelievers was about the same, 16%. ;-)
I don’t associate with communists. I have a couple of relatives - I don’t talk with them or associate with them in any way. There is no such thing as a friend who is a communist, in my book. A friend will look out for a friend, and not harm you - how can a friend be a communist? It would be like saying, I have a friend in the KGB, or a friend who is a concentration camp guard, really? A “friend”?
Then there are those who agree with me politically but sit silently and watch it happen. I'd just rather not be around any of them and I don't want my wife around them either.
Forgot the most important line in being around liberal reletives (if yoyu must), “I’ll have another drink please”.
Believe me, I speak from experience. After five or six they become almost tolerable.
Defriend and stay the hell away because they are taking us all down with them.
They need to have tats like all their friends to show what nonconformists they are.
Dittos and greetings from the other side of the Red River.
Already done. I have nothing to do with the more insane of the bunch and little to do with their defenders.
I’m taking our new shipment of Rush’s Two If By Tea to our Thanksgiving get together, but we are all conservatives. Consider taking a six pack of Rush’s tea to dinners with lib relatives.
Seriously, the best rebuke for lib relatives is to take advantage of time’s wear on us all —just continue to try to live as honorable, humble, traditional Christian Americans year after year after year, whoever is President, whatever the season, whatever the economy. Help serve; help with the dishes. Don’t sit around and whine. Don’t get drunk. Remember your blessings. Find joy in the day spent with the ones you love.
And it’s amusing to me that they believe they are being so edgy and rebellious while conforming to the crowd all doing the exact same “non-conformist” thing. I wonder if they’re 100% sure of what those Asian symbols/letters they get tattoed on themselves really mean. For all they know, they’re running around announcing “I’m a goober” in Chinese.
One acronym will kill their Obama buzz when uttered: ACORN
After explaining Obama’s role in ACORN during his community organizing days and votes as Senator, I don't suffer fools as that propaganda gets thoroughly diffused. They return to their corner talking about the newest ‘People’ or ‘Us’ magazine tripe.
I agree. Leftists these days (and they’re leftists, they’re not “liberal”) aren’t just people with a different view, they’re evil. I can’t be friends with evil people, therefore I don’t associate with leftists. Fortunately none of my relatives are leftists, or I’d cut them (socially speaking) in a heartbeat.
Exactly. I had a discussion with a nephew who, on his 18th birthday rushed out and got one of the ugliest full-chest tattoos I have ever seen. He said it was his way of showing his "individuality". I told him if he wanted to do that he could have NOT done what all his friends have done and wasted his money on an ugly tattoo. His parents both said they didn't like it but that he was now an adult and they could not stop him. I asked them who paid for it and how he got there. They paid and they gave him a ride. Yes, they are liberals.
They aren’t invited this year
Here is how I do it.
Oh gee, sorry.. Busy that day.
If I went, me, my wife and kids may be the only survivors.
Go to local Truck Stop & eat a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the really hard working truckers of America.
Without them, we would have nothing in our stores to purchase. Most truck stops go out of their way to produce nice holiday meals for those who are on the road.
You may convince them that they are not equipped to argue with you, but you probably don’t actually change their minds. They just withdraw from the field. I mean, go for it, but I’m coming to the conclusion that a person’s politics are pretty closely tied up with their basic personality, and 47% of this country is sociopathic. I’ll just wait and see what happens, and do my best to make sure my cats and I are fed and safe. I don’t think there’s much else I can do.
Help serve; help with the dishes.
Dont sit around and whine.
Dont get drunk.
Remember your blessings.
Find joy in the day spent with the ones you love.
and pay for their meal.
I’ve done that in the past. Might just do it again this year. My son loves the stories.
Chances are, they have no clue about any of these things. Then give them some links like this: http://www.youtube.com/embed/HlTxGHn4sH4 Ask them if they've ever heard the media mention Obama's pledge make electricity rates skyrocket in 2008 or in the recent campaign.
One of my brothers married a woman from Boston...she was a died in the wool Kennedy Democrat. The Clintons were her idea of a perfect President and First Lady. We welcomed this woman with open arms because she was a great person, misguided but great. My brother spent years explaining and proving to her what was really going on in the world...now she is a Republican and her family is stunned.
Don’t fight with misguided family members, drip the truth on them like water torture and have patience.
I cut off relations with my Leftist relatives (my parents) for about 1 1/2 years now. I have no regrets; I have tried in vain to convince them of the evils of the Left and 0bama, but to no avail. It’s time we think of these people as the enemy, with no excuses for ignorance. You can show your love for them by praying for them to wake up from their delusion. But, you should never give them the mistaken impression of approval by showing them respect. Otherwise you are conferring tactic acknowledgement that their ideology can work.
I always suspect they are covered with things like "Shrimp with Vegetables" and "Chicken and Broccoli."
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