WASHINGTON— Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. “The Thanksgiving table will be a battleground,” says Andrew Marshall, 34, of Quincy, Mass. Like many extended families across the country, Marshall’s includes Democrats and Republicans, conservatives, liberals and independents. And so, like many families that count both red and blue voters in their
Luckily, all the adults in my family despise Obama. We look forward to getting forward to the Thanksgiving get-together so that we can straighten out the young adults, those in college especially, who have been getting pumped full of socialism. We get a chance to reprogram them before they head back to the cesspits that are the American universities today.
I´m one of four siblings. Two are conservatives. Two are liberal loons, waiting for Baracka Claus to show up at their front doors and make their lives better, I s´pose. Add one brother-in-law who´s a liberal loon, but more so, AND obese and not the breadwinner of the family. Ugh.
Rather than chance a stroke I will NOT take the bait. We have never had arguments during family get together´s in my entire life....however...this year my two daughter´s and their husbands all went for Obama.
I am glad their grandparents have "moved on", and I am appalled at my daughters who both gave birth this past year. I did question each separately as to how they could support a man who champion´s abortion, (both are opposed) they each replied it was because he "cares about the poor." Oh, and "Romney´s rich and dumb."
Well their parents, (us) are in foreclosure, their Dad (who put them through college and married them off...no loans)faces working another lifetime to attempt to replace a bit of what we lost these past few years. All of our stock, and all of our savings have been used up do to lack of work.
Of course one SIL is a Social Worker and counselor for the State of Illinois and the other teaches History at the Jr. High level for $70K per year.
I am truly blessed to have both sides of mine AND my wifes´ families all being dedicated conservatives. I only have one skateboard slacker dude of a grandson that went for Coke Zero. He´s an idiot, but amiable about things, so no arguments from him. Heck, he can´t put two sentences together to make an argument, courtesy of the government schools.
Rumor hazzit that my niece´s fiancée voted for Obama in 2008 and Ron Paul in 2012. I am not pleased that she is marrying this dufus, nor am I pleased to be sitting with him at the table tomorrow as my sister´s guest. I think I will protest with absolute silence.
No Obama voters at my table this year. They simply were not invited as I will not feed free loaders, entitlement whores, and dunces.
And when these same Obama voters can´t pay their bills this winter (as they couldn´t last year), they best find another door to knock on. Might I suggest 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.
Sad to say my family is back in Massachusetts. Their mentality is a trip to NH & RI is a big deal and Boston is truly theHub. Most of them probably voted forZippy and Lizzie this time. They want free stuff. There is no conscience in their pit. Left 30+ years ago and now that the Repub parents are gone, no reason to visit the bunch of grifters. I worry blue states and their cities will begin to experience unrest much like 1968. How could we have re elected this man and his thugs?
The Democrat Party gains power when the people suffer. Because they are the entitlement, subsidy, big government Party; mixed with godlessness, immorality and a perverted version of liberty; they benefit when people destroy their lives with bad habit, addiction and perverted lifestyles.
THERE IS NO INCENTIVE FOR THE DEMOCRAT PARTY TO HELP PEOPLE BE INDEPENDENT AND SELF-RELIANT. There is every incentive for the Democrat Party to ruin people´s lives, destroy the family and tear down institutions that actually help people and lift people up.
The Democrat Party is destroying this nation because they are destroying all that sacred, good, honorable, valuable, holy and valuable.
From people in the article and Lucianne commenters, the Thanksgiving meal and all the work it entails is provided by Romney voters. The Obama voters just show up to be served. Or, the makers versus the takers.
I agree heartily with No.s 11 and 12. I don´t bother with the libs - I don´t give them a chance to come into MY home and lecture ME about what caring, good souls they are who care "deeeply about the pooor!" I was amused to get a call a few days ago from my lib brother. I´m polite but cool towards him. I asked who he was having in for Thanksgiving & it was ALL of the losers in his wife´s lib family! He sounded like he wasn´t looking forward to it - they are a bunch of whiners & his feminist MIL loves to run down men. I think the best cure for libs is to spend a lot of time with their fellow travelers!
They´ll have plenty to worry about soon, #8...the Machine is starting to eat it´s own because the house of cards that is Illinois´s finances, is about to come down. I expect there will be full scale political warfare between Springfield and the State Worker union once the Legislature meets again.
In my family, there are five girls. I am the oldest. Sister number 5 is a hopeless lefty who hangs out with hipies. Sisters number 2 and 4 are rightwing, same as me. Sister number 3 started out conservative but married a public employee union member and from thereon out, took on the coloring of the most militant of them. Hasn´t got a clue about why the economy is tanking, still thinks it´s all the fault of the big bankers.
My two sisters are rabid libtards. They wouldn´t know a fact if it hit them in the face. They only watch CNN & MSNBC. One sister is adamant that its the republican´s fault that no budget has passed in almost 4 years. I told her Reid wouldn´t bring up the House passed budget for discussion or vote. She said that was a lie. You can´t fix stupid. By the way, she works for that failed Headstart Program.
Liberals don´t get the difference between a poor person and a professional poor person. Welfare was meant to be temporary assistance for down on their luck people which nobody has a problem with.When an 18 year old girl gets pregnant and heads straight to the welfare office upon hearing the good news,she´s choosing a life of poverty and has nothing to complain about.To me she doesn´t have a right to demand anything from anybody.
Then hey say you can punish the kid for the mother´s stupidity. Guess what those welfare brats are punished every day living under the roof of a person with no values,work ethic or moral guidance. A lot of times locked in their room so the mother can party.
Then they have to sit there when the mom´s latest BF comes stumbling through the door at 5am and all hell breaks loose,because more than likely the man was out running another woman.Cell phones are destroyed,maybe even computers. Bleach is thrown on clothes. Yeah,these kids are being punished by the sins of their mother alright.
Same excuse on illegal alien kids. No mention of kids from decent families who will have to pay off the future debt rung up by these social derelicts.
#4 all three girls in my family (including moi) were liberals in college. One sister worked at PP too. The holidays we had to listen to our conservative (immigrant - and first generation family and friends) about liberalism, socialism, fascism. Looking back I am so glad we did.
At 26 or so (about the age for each of us) we turned "conservative" or in my case libertarian/conservative because of those sewn seeds. Even my sister who worked in PP quit, admitting it was one of her biggest regrets.
Many young ones go through a stupid, idealistic stage. Thank goodness for the holidays.
I live in MA. I think I will have to be heavily medicated, become a hermit, or seek professional help, in order to survive the nitwits in this state. I don´t think I have ever been this angry and astounded.
Me too #27. I have to sit with my 90 year old inlaws today who voted for Obama. Nice people but they voted for higher taxes for me and my wife and voted themselves to be some of the first victoms of Obamacare death panels. Hate to say it. As a rule my wife and I are separating ourselves socially from Obama supporting friends and neighbors.
Yes I try to avoid avoid Obama Voters AND Businesses that donated to Great Leader ........... But what do you do when there are places where you can´t avoid these people?
It´s most difficult to be civil to those who voted to ......[Take Your Choice] .... a) ruin the economy b) betray the military c) forgo religious liberty d) impose ObamaCare e) reward the welfare state f) propagandize our children g) abandon the Constitution g) betray our Nation
What do you do? and Where do you Go?
Note I cringe having to deal with office staff, restaurant workers, supermarket cashiers or bank tellers who I know voted to betrayed our Country.
What do you do? and Where do you Go?
I don´t event want utility workers, delivery people or others who voted for Great Leader. into my home.
Again What do you do? and Where do you Go?
NOTE Post Election morning 2008, I considered wearing a BLACK arm band or placing Black bunting at the window of my home ...... to grieve for our Country ......for I knew what his victory foretold .......... but decided to join the fight against the takeover of our Nation ......... unfortunately unsuccessfully.
We are now living in Rome 476, with the Great Leader of Germany 1933.
Again What do we do? and Where do we go .....from here?
I come from a large family of 6 kids - the oldest three are retired, successful conservatives and informed on every issue. The youngest three are libtards, bums who rarely worked because they gamed the system at every turn. Is it any wonder we no longer see them.
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President Obama's weekly remarks: Hi, everybody. On behalf of all the Obamas — Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo, and the newest member of our family, Sunny — I want to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We’ll be spending today just like many of you — sitting down with family and friends to eat some good food, tell stories, watch a little football and. most importantly, count our blessings. And as Americans, we have so much to be thankful for.
President Obama is concerned these days with the "young invincibles," the 20-somethings he needs now to buy into his program, but who probably won´t because they feel (you guessed it) invincible and think they will stay so for quite a long time. But it takes one to know one, as the irony is Obama himself is, or once was, an ultra-invincible, unstoppable and doing what people said couldn´t be done. Could he become world famous on the strength of one speech? Yes, he could. Could he beat Hillary Clinton, a president´s wife and a feminist icon? Yes, he could. Could he