So these Tea Partiers were asked why they hate Obama? Do you think they had valid answers or just were clueless?
(Newser) – Why does the tea party hate Barack Obama? For a vast number of reasons—most of which apparently aren’t rooted deeply in reality. New Left Media asked protesters at the National Tax Day demonstration to explain their motivations, and perhaps predictably gathered some less-than-well-thought-out answers in this video, picked up by the Huffington Post. “Did you know president Obama is considering banning fishing in America? Fishing!” says one wide-eyed woman.
“I believe it’s going to be the end of life as we know it in America!” another young man declares. When pressed on which issues specifically will be so catastrophic, he sputters, “Well… just the socialist angle … Um, the tyranny of the government?” When the interviewer tells some of the protesters that Obama actually lowered taxes, they simply don’t believe him.
On Thursday, April 15, Tea Partiers from around the country gathered in the nation’s capital to protest what they percieved to be egregious increases in taxation under the Obama administration, despite taxes having actually been lowered for 98% of working Americans.
The usual anti-science and nativist rhetoric, and praise of Fox News personalities, ensued.
This NEW LEFT MEDIA film was produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviewer) and Erick Stoll (camera operator) with additional camera work from Kasey Hosp.
We apologize for the poor sound quality and shortage of sunlight, the event was held late and music –this was something of a Tea Party Woodstock–was playing throughout.
President Obama Cut Taxes for 98 Percent of Working Americans in 2009, from the non-partisan Citizens for Tax Justice: