Nov
25
2013

The Onion explains (obliquely) why Democrats should ignore #ofa’s #obamacare Thanksgiving advice.

Point (The Daily Caller):

America’s families will soon get their turkey, potatoes and cranberries at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners — but some will also get a tableside political pitch for the Obamacare insurance network.

President Barack Obama’s deputies at Organizing for Action are urging supporters to give an Obamacare pitch to their relatives during the most iconic of American family and religious events.

“Take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk,” says OFA’s marketing script, titled “Health Care for the Holidays.”

Counter-point (The Onion):

In an effort to ensure a smooth and enjoyable dinner with their relatives, siblings Jason, Alyssa, and Leslie Conroy reportedly sat down together Tuesday evening for a PowerPoint presentation covering all of the conversation topics that will be off-limits during the family’s Thanksgiving gathering. “As you can see here, we’re unsure whether or not cousin Jessica is actually college-bound, so we’re going to avoid that subject and stick to the key talking points listed in this table,” said Alyssa Conroy, 26, during the siblings’ 48-slide presentation, which reportedly featured pie charts breaking down the state and national voting histories of extended family members, as well as Venn diagrams illustrating what each relative knows about their father’s upcoming surgery.

It appears that the Obama administration – we will dispense with the polite fiction that Barack Obama and OFA are in any way independent of each other – either has no real conception of what most people’s holiday dinners are like, or else it is simply too desperate to care.  In either case, I would recommend to any earnest Democrats out there: if your mother doesn’t want to hear it about Obamacare, don’t bring it up at the Thanksgiving table.  Unless, of course, you’d rather have everybody fight over that instead of for the usual reasons, which I suppose does have at least the attraction of novelty to it.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Actually, I don’t particularly care whether the aforementioned Democrats take my advice or not. I won’t be sitting at any of those tables, after all.

8 Comments

  • acat says:

    Not going home for Thanksgiving, Moe? I’m sorry to hear that.
    .
    Thanks for the Onion link .. sadly, we have similar negotiations at the Cat household, although we haven’t resorted to PowerPoint. Yet. “Don’t ask Uncle S. why he hasn’t got a job, he’s looking for a not-for-profit he can believe in. Again.”
    .
    Mew

  • Luke says:

    You underestimate the entertainment value of whacking softballs.
    Let’s face it, anyone foolish enough to evangelize like this isn’t the sort to have thought deeply about the matter.
    They have a script in their heads about how it’s going to work, and they really aren’t prepared for it when others refuse to play along.
    No matter how many times it happens.
    .
    I remember my sister exulting over Obama winning the Nobel peace.
    And interrupting my brother-in-law’s impassioned rant with “You keep saying ‘neocon’. What exactly do you mean by that?”
    Good times. (And great object lessons for the young-uns.)

    • midwestconservative says:

      Was this brother-in-law married to this sister?

      • Luke says:

        However did you guess?
        .
        It’s a grand family tradition. Even the center-left member of the family has a great time teeing up their more inane statements.

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    I actually plan to bring up Obamacare around the Thanksgiving table. No, really. Everyone will LAUGH.

  • midwestconservative says:

    We will likely mock Obamacare at my family’s thanksgiving. We are Quakers and multi-generational Republicans after all.
    I however will not be able to partake as I will be working during Thanksgiving :(

  • Catseyes says:

    Lots of hot heavy items at the table, lots of knives and forks, nothing could go wrong with the idiot at the table starting an argument at Thanksgiving, right? Wonder how many O’bamabots are going to end up in the hospital because of this. Maybe they should have signed up for coverage themselves first. Maybe trying to get coverage for themselves would have convinced them to keep their mouths shut.

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