OFA urges Obamabots to talk about Obamacare at Thanksgiving
In one way, it is entirely appropriate to talk about Obamacare at the Thanksgiving dinner table. (Fill in your own turkey joke here). But I imagine the topic will not be a very popular one.
Recognizing that, Organizing for America - the Obama grass roots organization - has some helpful hints for those who want to ruin everyone's Thanksgiving with political talk.
The tips including asking your family and guests coming over for the holiday to bring the information they'd need to sign up for Obamacare, because it's absolutely not awkward at all to tell someone you'd like him to bring wine and oh, his social security number and annual salary, too. You're advised to bring up Obamacare during "family time ... downtime after meals or between holiday activities." Perfect: When your family is curled up in chairs in a turkey/stuffing/pumpkin pie-induced stupor, you can cut off the idle reminisces about bygone days and football and kids saying the cutest things, and launch that super festive health-care conversation that's sure to have everyone bursting into a rollicking round of kumbaya, despite that pesky little fact that poll after poll shows the country is sharply divided on this issue.
This isn't the first time Team Obama's happily invaded realms previously viewed as non-political. During the presidential election, Obama's campaign e-mailed supporters, asking, "Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?" If so, "let your friends know how important this election is to you - register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift."
And let's not forget the infamous Life of Julia slideshow, an Obama campaign creation that depicted what a woman's life would look like under the Obama administration. Julia has plenty of government assistance in her life such as Head Start and Pell Grants, but her life is conspicuously lonely. The only other person who merits an illustration in Julia's life is her son, Zachary. Absent are her parents, relatives, friends, neighbors or anyone else who could have helped her out: It's just Julia and Zach and the federal government.
Maybe Julia is alone because she asked all her friends and family to talk about Obamacare at Thanksgiving. They all left. Welcome to Obama's overly-politicized world.
Rabid political partisans are the most boring people in the world. The can't shut up about their "causes" and they don't listen. This makes them akin to lecturers rather than conversationalists.
Nightmare scenario: Stuck in a broken elevator for hours with an OFA member, praying they come for you before you commit hari kari.