Sunday, May 27, 2012

David Lee Nelson's tips for dealing with your right-wing family

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Sun, May 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Considering David Lee Nelson's past successes at Piccolo, there was a lot of buzz for his new show The Elephant in My Closet — and it didn't disappoint (read the review here). If you have even the slightest interest in politics, it should entertain. And if, like Nelson, you're a democrat with right-wing relatives, he gave us a few pointers for dealing with them.

1. If they are against raising taxes on the top one percent, remind them that they drive a 1997 Mercury Sable. It’s never going to apply to them.

2. Ask them if they actually like Mitt Romney ... then sit back and watch them try to convince themselves that they actually like Mitt Romney.

3. If you’re on a road trip and they start listening to Rush Limbaugh ... well ... yeah ... That’s just going to be a long three hours.

4. If they say they are against gay marriage for Biblical reasons — “Man shall not lie with another man” — just remind them the Bible also said “sell all your possessions and give your money to the poor” and ask them how that is working out for them.

5. If they say “You’d have to be on drugs to vote for Obama.” Breathe. Smile. And go hide your drugs.

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