- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Democratic National Committee sent an email Tuesday to supporters with advice on how to talk to their Republican relatives during the holiday season, referring them to a website aimed at debunking right-wing talking points.

“It’s that time of year — full of food and fun and celebrating with family and friends. But we here at the DNC know that occasionally all that togetherness can lead to some … let’s call them ‘lively’ conversations about politics with one Republican uncle,” reads the email, sent by Luis Miranda, DNC communications director. “So I’m officially deputizing you to serve as a Deputy Democratic Spokesperson this holiday season — and giving you special access to all the facts you could ever want.

“We’ve designed a handy website with the perfect responses to all the most common right-wing talking points spouted by your family members who may spend a little too much time tuned into factually-challenged conservative talk radio,” the email reads.

Mr. Miranda advises Democrats “not to blame your Republican relatives too much — after all, they’re only taking after the GOP’s presidential candidates and their loose interpretation of reality.”

This week Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump came under fire for saying that thousands of people in New Jersey cheered when the World Trade Center crumbled on 9/11. Fact-checking website Politifact said the claim “defies basic logic” and gave Mr. Trump a “Pants on fire” rating.


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