Earlier this year, we reported that an Obama administration task force floated the idea of replacing the holiday with “Celebrate Immigrants Day.” Michelle Obama and company want to change what we eat. And to top it all off, the Detroit Lions always play on turkey day. (I’m not entirely positive this is the Democrats’ fault, but the Lions are terrible in the same general way liberalism is.)
Now, Dickensian-named White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and the Obama administration want us to have a long, somber conversation about gun control with our families over the turkey, mashed potatoes and greens.
During a White House press briefing, Earnest said that he wanted families to discuss Republican opposition to a bill that would ban people on the no-fly list from buying firearms.
“As people sitting around the Thanksgiving table talking about these issues as they should and I’m sure they will all across the country, I hope that’s a question that will be raised and asked by members around the table,” Earnest said.
Earnest, of course, forgot to mention that the no-fly list is generally seen as being an imprecise indicator of someone’s threat level and often includes someone simply because they have a similar name as someone on the watch list (or one of their aliases).
However, my guess is that Earnest and Obama want us to all discuss the perfidy of those devious congressional Republicans, who smoke cigars, wear monocles and carry around a large, stuffed canvas bag with a dollar sign printed on the side everywhere they go.
Needless to say, Twitter reaction was more… mixed.
So, happy Thanksgiving, people. Make sure you talk about gun control around the table. And, after dinner, make sure you go out and show your children, nieces and nephews just how to control an AR-15.
It certainly beats watching the Lions game.