Anecdotally the numbers from this survey won’t surprise anyone. But they provide statistical support for what we all know to be true.
Even as most Americans say they will be spending time with their family this Thanksgiving, most will not be talking about politics:
Among those spending time with their family, just 31% said they will probably talk about the election, while 58% say they won’t. Democrats are most likely to say they will talk politics with their family (41%) compared to 29% of Republicans.
Most Americans (77%) say that Thanksgiving celebrations are not the time to discuss politics. Republicans (81%) are more likely to say this than Democrats (74%).
74% of Democrats say that it’s not the time, yet 41% will do it anyway.
Anecdotally, I can tell you who’s more likely to initiate political discussions at the dinner table. There are a number of reasons for this.
1. The media and lefty groups keep issuing “How to debate politics at the Thanksgiving table” guides. This year even Biden got into it. That kind of prompting has consequences.
2. More missionizing and fanatical movements are more likely to want to preach. And that’s the Left in a nutshell now.
3. They operate in such an echo chamber that they often begin a political rant or start off with a SNL bit without even considering that anyone might disagree with them.
4. Political peer pressure requires virtue signaling to avoid cancelation.
And on that note, another interesting factoid from the survey.
Republicans (58%) are more likely than Democrats (48%) to report that they have had a meal with someone of another party in the past year
Like the old statistic about self-reported differences between men and women, the obvious question is are there especially promiscuous Democrats who have meals with a lot of Republicans or are Democrats more likely to deny doing it in surveys out of fear of saying the wrong thing and being canceled?
What do you think?
Algorithmic Analyst says
Yeah, I experienced some of that. Quite awful. Leninist/Bolshevik strategy again, to break up the family.
rocco barbella says
I have voting moron brother in law. As dumb as the day is long. We started off with the vaccination that doesn’t work and, how Biden made it mandatory for federal employees to be vaccinated, if not, terminated. If you can believe this, my brother in law says “Biden can’t do that, and never did.” Then pivoted and said he didn’t care. He didn’t even know the federal gov’t has authority over the airline industry.
When he realizes he’s losing the argument he just starts rambling on how Biden is his president and he’s doing a good job. I’m trying to keep my composure because in one minute I felt like I was going to jump across the table and crack him. I said “So, record high inflation, soaring gas prices and out of control crime are indications that Biden is doing a good job to you?.” Of course, his low IQ response is “we are better off now. I hate trump.”
The conversation devolved and my son raised his voice and said “You’re so stupid and ignorant it’s unbelievable. You have no clue what you’re talking about. People, like you, f*** it up for everyone else. You shouldn’t be allowed to vote.” My wife was mortified. I loved it.
John Bumpus says
Next year, can I come to your Thanksgiving dinner. I want to see this for myself! What a show.
I LOVE your son!
sounds depressing. but it could have gone worse.
David Mu says
Having finally failed to submit to the family’s complete submission to today’s Democratic Party great ‘truths’ (i.e. – women are always correct, America is ‘racist’ and the collective is always to be believed and obeyed), this was my first Thanksgiving without the need to be told how to behave – and believe.
It was an joy to not be bothered by the actual vileness that define the left. Whatever I get from this end is my benefit, and I have doubt they feel so very special, because we all know – the leftist loves being an ‘victim’. Mind you – the word has been cheapen, but still the joy for the leftist is real. And all because I didn’t vote for the Democrat these past three elections, didn’t submit to the vaccine, and think America deserve more than other trashing by the actual privileged among us.
John Bumpus says
“Dems More Likely to Push Thanksgiving Table Politics”
Why am I NEVER surprised when I read something like this?
Every year (seems like), BEFORE Thanksgiving there is the obligatory story on the national left-wing media about how one should respond to the obnoxious ‘political uncle’ at the Thanksgiving table. And then, AFTER Thanksgiving there is this story about how the ‘political left’ tried to set up the scenario where its supporters would ‘push’ the political narrative and how it/they would ‘counter’ the responses of the ‘political right which would surely occur. It is all so calculated. I always walk away from this experience feeling like I have been scammed again! Well, just so that the ‘budding little communists’ know, it didn’t ‘work’ in my family.
We had 30 relatives with us yesterday to celebrate Our Thanksgiving. The ONLY ANTI-DEMOCRAT activity was when my Cousin gave the BLESSING for our Food and Fellowship!