John M. Becker

How to Handle Your Republican Uncle This Thanksgiving

Filed By John M. Becker | November 27, 2013 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Affordable Care Act, climate change, global warming, health care, health reform, immigration, immigration reform, Republican uncle

bigstock-Boy-in-a-tin-foil-hat-peeking--40667101.jpgDreading the awkward political conversations with your malinformed Republican relatives this Thanksgiving? Never fear, for the Democratic National Committee is coming to the rescue!

DNC Digital Director Matt Compton writes via email:

This time of year, the only thing more annoying than holiday traffic is an awkward conversation with family about politics.

Don't get me wrong -- I love the Republicans in my life. But nothing ruins a slice of pecan pie faster than talking through immigration reform with a cousin who spends too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh.

That's why we're launching And if you want to make sure that the political debates around your dinner table this Thanksgiving stay tethered to reality, you should check it out.

The site debunks right-wing, Fox News-style talking points in four major areas: the economy, climate change, immigration, and of course, conservatives' favorite bogeyman -- health care reform. And it's optimized for mobile viewing, so a quick, fact-based rebuttal will never be more than a couple seconds away.

Click here to check it out. Good luck with your Republican relatives tomorrow!

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