Welcome back to that time of year when progressives have to consider facing their No. 1 fear: how to interact with someone who disagrees with them.
Liberals, particularly of the vehement anti-Trump variety, have taken to social media in droves to stress, joke, and lament about having to share a meal with their “MAGA relatives,” preemptively wringing their hands over the mere thought of being asked to pass the gravy to an aunt who voted for Donald Trump. From blue check-marked personalities with huge online followings to everyday Americans with tiny pages, it looks like many progressives are gearing up for about the least joyful holiday imaginable. Here are just a tiny few.
I will be changing my wifi password to “IMPEACH45” this Thursday so that my MAGA family members have to put that in their devices to have some of my delicious WiFi.— Tony Rage Donkey Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 23, 2019
Thanksgiving is actually the perfect time to talk to our white relatives about white supremacy in government and society. Not only is it the perfect time, but it's a moral imperative heading into this election year.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 26, 2019
If you end up talking politics this Thanksgiving, remember:— Sanjay Srivastava (@hardsci) November 26, 2019
1. Show empathy for other views
2. Back off if things get too heated
3. Don’t put on Fox News
4. Don’t pass the potatoes to people who watch Fox News
5. MAGA hats will clog most garbage disposals, try the fireplace
Tips to deal with your racist Trump supporting relatives at Thanksgiving:— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 26, 2019
- don’t fucking invite them
- if dinner isn’t at your house don’t fucking go
Get ready for Thanksgiving you filthy racists!https://t.co/BHvL8xMaPE— Chris Bradley (@ChrisBradley133) November 26, 2019
In case you need tips for being a miserable hag over the holidays, Raw Story published an entire article entitled, “Here are 5 one-liners to fight back against your right-wing family members at Thanksgiving dinner.”
Thankfully, studies have shown that very few Americans actually wind up fighting with their relatives over politics in between bites of turkey and pumpkin pie.
Better luck next time, bitter shrews. Now pass those free market, non-organic potatoes.