We’ve reached the midpoint of the December holiday nexus, and no doubt some of you are counting down the hours until your belligerent Tea Party uncle/aunt/whatever is off your sofabed and waving goodbye from his/her Escalade.
You’re not alone. Fortunately, Salon’s Alex Pareene offers some face-to-face advice. For instance, when a conservative kinsman throws out an ideologically incendiary topic like the New Black Panther Party, Pareene recommends:
“Tell your relatives that you have recently joined the New Black Panther Party. They will be too terrified to bring it up again!”
Think Progress also offers some knowledge about discussing climate change with that same intractable demographic.
Still, I couldn’t help but wonder–how do you, the astute Rachel Maddow Show viewer, finesse relatives of …shall we say…radically different political persuasions?
And without causing slamming doors, ugly epithets, tears, threats etc.?
Please, educate us—the comments are our classroom. Peace out.