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Obama Wants You To Bring Up Obamacare During Thanksgiving

I’m guessing President Obama and his friends would be the worst holiday guests ever, because their reaction to the holidays is apparently ’tis the season to propagandize. Organizing for Action has a whole site devoted to tips about how to talk to your loved ones about Obamacare, and they’re, as a liberal friend of mine conceded, “pretty tone deaf”: 

The tips include 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.

Read the rest of my USA Today piece here.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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