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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:53 PM

What do you do re: someone interjecting Fox/rethug talking points at dinner?

Say you are out to dinner with your in-laws and things are going along ok with half a bottle of wine under your belts and someone brings up Obamacare and proceeds to launch into a huge harangue against Obama and the Dems and that person knows we are strong Democrats. a

I disagreed with her but later regretted it and wished I'd just kept quiet - it was a social occasion after all and just because she was rude I needn't have compounded it.

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Reply What do you do re: someone interjecting Fox/rethug talking points at dinner? (Original post)
Peregrine Took Nov 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Nov 2013 #1
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2013 #2
Turbineguy Nov 2013 #3
JustAnotherGen Nov 2013 #4
pengillian101 Apr 2014 #6
Politicalboi Mar 2014 #5

Response to Peregrine Took (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:58 PM

1. Knowing that you cannot talk sense into furniture (i.e., their brains, or facsimiles thereof)

I have simply stated, "I will not discuss this with you," and then change the subject. I have yet to get any pushback.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:01 PM

2. Tricky - best plan maybe something like "we are going to have to disagree about this, but...

let's leave politics out of this occasion" or something like that.

Whether I could follow my own advice....

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Response to Peregrine Took (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:43 PM

3. Actually, I did the opposite a few nights ago.

The discussion was about Obamacare and the other party started with the SRWTP's. I went on to say that my premiums were going to double from $782 to $193 per month. He siad, "What kind of math is that?" "Fox News Math!" The person who pointed out that 40 million people would now get health care was pretty much drowned out.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 04:12 PM

4. I sometimes say

Hey - let's not talk politics - this is a fun time. Especially on those rare occasions I know I'm in 'mixed' company.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:13 AM

6. That's a perfect response!

And then you all can continue to have a fun time.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 10:31 PM

5. Just laugh at them

 

And tell them you can't compete with Faux news brainwashing for years.

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