Thanksgiving: Time to Discuss ObamaCare?
And you all think that Thanksgiving is about thanking Almighty God and having a great meal! Allahpundit at Hot Air sets us straight:
Believe it or not, these soulless robots have prepared an actual talking-points memo for the occasion replete with tips on how to plan your “talk.” My favorite: “Integrate the talk into family time.” Good advice — and for my money, the more dramatic the integration, the better. When your cousin pulls out baby pictures of her newborn and tries to pass them around, grab her arm gently but firmly and say, “Hey — isn’t there something more important we should be discussing?”
I like the idea that you, by dint of having donated to Obama and happily swallowed endless lies about keeping your plan and your provider network, are necessarily the “voice of reason” at the dinner table this year. In the unlikely event that you find yourself seated across from one of these benighted schmucks, you can play it three ways: One: Deflect. Change the subject. Bring up “The Walking Dead” or how boring the NFL is this year or whether maybe Orwell had a point about statism’s insidious power to dehumanize people by reducing them to cogs in a government propaganda machine. Two: Engage. Ace has prepared a helpful talking-points memo of his own in case you find yourself at a loss upon being pitched on O-Care by the same arrogant little sh*t who called you ignorant for doubting that the program would work at Thanksgiving dinners past. (If Ezra Klein has any conservative relatives, he or she is about to have the best Thanksgiving ever.) Three: If there are people at the table considering buying a plan on the exchange, wait patiently until they’re done cursing Obama for having forced their insurer to cancel their old coverage and then prepare them for how to shop on the exchange.
Go here to read the rest. The Obama cultists have attempted before to turn Thanksgiving into a political forum before. I will repeat now what I wrote then:
I love politics and I love to debate politics, and I think this is utterly bizarre. We have a wonderful holiday here today and all the political mavens at the DCCC can think of is yet another day to fight political battles? This is crazy and does their side absolutely no good.
I wish all our readers a happy and resolutely non-political Thanksgiving! Reserve the political cudgels for other days. Today is for thanking the Almighty, stuffing ourselves and assuming the comatose position in front of the TV, sacred Thanksgiving traditions that I am striving mightly to pass on to my offspring!
Remember, no politics at the dinner table on Thanksgiving!