Anyway, last week on tax day, Conservatives/Republicans/Extremists held rallies to protest rising taxes and Obama's economic stimilus plan (because adding more money to the economy totally won't stimulate the flow of money which totally won't create more jobs and help companies get back on their feet). I'm talking thousands of people. MSNBC says 10,000 in Sacramento, CA, for example. These demonstrations are called "Tea Parties" because Republicans are likening the rise in taxes (for the wealthier) to the extremely high taxes on Tea (and other basics like stamps) that caused the Boston Tea Party in 1773.
To protest, they threw around Tea Bags, used them as accesories to hang from their clothes and hats, and in DC bought a million to dump in the park. And then realized, oops, they didn't have a permit so they had nowhere to...wait for it...Teabag. As in the verb. As in, if you don't know what that implies look it up on urbandictionary.com. And they are serious.
That's the funny part. And you heard the Republicans want to teabag Obama, and you're like, but they're against Gay Marriage? Yes, bad joke, but in any case you hear that they're "teabagging" and you laugh. But then you have to cry. Because this is the unfunny part:
(It says Barack Hussein Obama: The New Face of Hitler)
And again, you're like seriously? But not because of sexual innuendos, but because of the fact that they are comparing our President raising taxes to help the economy to someone who killed 6 million Jews and 6 million other people of different religions/ethnicies. Some of the taxpayers are probably Jews because the taxes were raised for the higher tax bracket, but they are not Jews for Obama's oven. Is anyone dying? Is a millionaire going to combust into flames because they have to pay extra so that our economy can get back on track?
Some are saying Obama is being compared to Hitler because of his stance on abortion. Even though he doesn't condone abortion and go around saying "Hey everyone abort your unborn child!" he thinks it shouldn't be illegal. So obviously he wants babies dead and therefore wants...people dead? There is a difference between extracting a fetus of a few weeks which is just a few cells, and killing a baby. Obama is not killing anyone. He is not Hitler. For someone to even compare any American President to Hitler is beyond me, is so offensive, and completely horrendous.
Hitler's nazis shot and killed my grandmother's entire family in front of her face. He killed 12 million people. Obama is trying to help the American Economy. He won't illegalize abortion. Maybe in case a 12 year old gets raped and doesn't have the means to take care of a kid or the psychological capacity to see the product of their rape every day? Maybe to protect the freedom to make one's own choices?
I'm not saying every Republican/Conservative feels this way, just extremists. And wow, they are extreme.
Sorry for getting all heavy, next post will be more fun. But I think it's important to be knowledgeable of what's going on. Thanks for reading.
If you want to read more on this topic, you can check out thehuffingtonpost.com, msnbc.com, or of course just google and search "tea parties."