Liberals: Here are 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Republican Relatives This Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING-DINNERIt’s Thanksgiving so I’m trying to keep things a little lighter today in the spirit of the holiday. But as with most Thanksgivings, there’s sure to be many awkward moments all across the country with liberal and conservative friends and family around the dinner table. And it seems like no matter how hard we might try to keep the conversation light, politics is often brought up at some point. So I thought I’d help out my fellow liberals by giving all of you 10 questions you should ask your conservative family members this Thanksgiving, if you feel so inclined to go down that road.

Well alright, without further delay let’s get started!

1) If Republicans are so fiscally responsible, why was President Eisenhower (in the 1950′s) the last Republican president to balance the budget?

2) If our Founding Fathers wanted this nation to be based on Christianity, why don’t the words “Christian” or “Christianity” appear even once in our Constitution?

3) How many official reports debunking the numerous fake Republican Benghazi conspiracies will it take before conservatives let it go?

4) The United States has around 300-330 million guns (and that number’s growing) circulating within our neighborhoods, while gun violence continues to claim around 9,000 lives every year. How many guns will it take to decrease gun violence in America?

5) How can someone enjoy their own personal “religious freedom” if they’re having to abide by laws and policies based on somebody else’s?

6) Can you please describe the difference between a “bad guy with a gun” and a “good guy with a gun” – before shots are fired – if every single American is walking around openly carrying guns?

7) Since there hasn’t been a single instance of a refugee committing a terrorist attack in the United States (and we’ve accepted tens of thousands since 9/11), what facts do you have to support your anti-refugee rhetoric? And how can you call yourself a Christian while opposing helping refugees when Jesus Christ himself… was a refugee?

8) How many millions of jobs need to be created, how high must stocks soar and how far does unemployment need to fall before you’ll admit President Obama has been a success economically?

9) If supporting the Confederate flag is “just about history,” then couldn’t people say the same thing about the Nazi swastika?

10) What freedoms have you lost since Barack Obama became president?

Well that will wrap up this holiday-themed edition of “10 Questions.” I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving and feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know if you used these questions – and what kind of responses you got from your Republican friends and family.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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