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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.

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