A first-grader reportedly asked her parents for an impeachment-themed birthday party that quickly turned into a protest in front of the White House.
Yes, you’re supposed to be stupid enough to believe this. That a first grader voluntarily asked the adults in her life for an impeachment themed birthday party, and that standing outside in the cold holding political signs was entirely her idea.
Not the adults.’ Her idea. Again, not the adults.’
The demonstration was so organic and heartfelt, in fact, that Takoma Park, Md., Mayor Kate Stewart (D) even showed up. The event was eventually dubbed the “Children’s First Amendment Demonstration to promote kindness and care.”
Kiyoko Merolli, who’s 7, allegedly told her parents she wanted “an impeachment-themed party, complete with a cake depicting the now-famous ‘Baby Trump’ blimp deployed by protesters around the world,” the Hill reports, adding that “Her mother, a federal worker, feared that such a party would risk her job and asked her daughter to reconsider.”
But apparently, her mom didn’t “fear” getting fired quite enough to keep from leadi– I mean, uh, "helping her daughter" lead a campaign in front of the White House.
From The Hill:
A first grader who reportedly asked her parents for an impeachment-themed birthday party led other children in a protest outside the White House on Saturday.
The Washington Post reported that dozens of children as young as seven years old joined Kiyoko Merolli on Saturday at her seventh birthday party outside the White House, where they held signs bearing positive messages such as "Batman 2020" and "I love cats" and were led by an activist in several chants.
“Merolli's original request had been for an impeachment-themed party, complete with a cake depicting the now-famous "Baby Trump" blimp deployed by protesters around the world. Her mother, a federal worker, feared that such a party would risk her job and asked her daughter to reconsider,” the Hill added.
According to photos Stewart posted on Twitter, the party-turned-protest included donuts with various politically-themed homemade toppers including ones that read "Resist," "Families Belong Together," "Protect Kids, Not Guns" and "= Means Equal."
I got to go to the best birthday party today! Thank you to Kiyoko for inviting me to your 7th Birthday Protest Party. pic.twitter.com/kWaRDu4iFa— Kate Stewart (@KateforTakoma) November 9, 2019
Now, let’s just take a moment to break this down, painfully simply.
On the one hand, we have a first-grader being hailed as a hero for requesting an “impeachment themed birthday party.” (Because, as everyone knows, most first-graders understand the ins-and-outs of the impeachment process and are always more likely to choose complex congressional legal proceedings above My Little Pony as the theme for their birthday cakes. Duh.)
Now, on the other hand, we have a group of these young, self-affirmed "resisters" proudly standing before the White House holding….Batman signs.
One kid held a sign that read, “I love chickens.” Another’s read, “I heart Tasha.”
Also notable is the fact that there were just as many adults in the photo there were children, many of whom held signs with messages like “No New Fossil Fuels” and “Save the Planet, Save Their Future.”
But it was definitely aaaaaaall the seven-year-old’s idea.