Musings: The 5 Most Insane Obamacare Talking Points You Can Expect To Hear From Your Crazy Uncle This Week
Big laughs from Mark and Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist.
Asshat In Chief’s “Organizing For America” has sent out millions of emails to people with honest to God talking points to bring during Thanksgiving dinner about Obozocare.
Mark and Mollie start out:
We frequently talk about how every family has a crazy uncle — a difficult family member who ruins holidays with outlandish behavior and boorish opinions.
Now imagine how much worse things would be at the dinner table if your crazy uncle was being encouraged in his behavior by no less than the President of the United States of America.
Under the email’s “Conversation Tips” are these helpful suggestions:
- Offer to walk them through it. “Would you like to take some time with me to sign up right now?”
- Ask them to make a plan and commit to it. “When do you plan on signing up?”
- Don’t forget to follow up. “Have you signed up yet?”
The Hemingways suggest this:
Some people — such as crazy uncles — don’t pick up on normal conversational cues. They forget to give others a chance to talk or to move on from a subject that’s not being well received. If your crazy uncle is at this point of the Obama directive — Offer to walk them through it: “Would you like to take some time with me to sign up right now?” — you may be discouraged. But you should not be! This is your best opportunity to solve the problem of boorish behavior ruining your special day.
Here’s a sample response you might use. “That would be great. Except that I’m going to be washing dishes and cleaning up for a bit. How about you go into the guest room and use the computer in there to sign me up. As soon as you’re done, you can have some pie.”
The key is to get them to make a commitment not to come out until they’ve finished signing you up. Remember their conversation tip — Ask them to make a plan, and commit to it. Ask them to commit to finishing the sign-up before they come out of the room.
Since nobody can actually sign up for Obamacare, they’ll be busily trying to operate the web site for the duration of your visit. And the beauty of the disaster zone that is the Obamacare website is that whether you plan to visit for hours or days, the crazy family member will be out of your hair. For added giggles with the sane portion of the family, be sure to follow the last tip — Don’t forget to follow up: “Have you signed up yet?”
Every time you pass the room, knock on the door loudly and ask them that exact question. Once your crazy uncle is holed-up with a laptop in the guest bedroom, you and your more tolerable relatives can enjoy the rest of the holiday in peace.