Well this is awkward. Once again, Conservatives on Twitter are mixing up Hugo Chavez and Cesar Chavez; one was a socialist President of Venezuela, the other was not, and they are not related. So today, Republicans are outraged over Google’s Doodles honoring Cesar Chavez and not Jesus Christ due to the Easter holiday, even though Google has not celebrated Easter with a Doodle in over a decade. But, never mind that because….Chavez. Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist. Pshaw say Conservatives because….Jesus. Now outraged Conservatives are threatening to boycott Google by using Bing. No, really. For the record, Chavez was a Christian.
Heads up: I’m only giving a few examples because I have a dire emergency to tend to. OK, I’m actually going to watch Game of Thrones but let’s keep that just between us, OK? Don’t judge me.
Let’s begin with Michele Malkin’s site Twitchy, who had to correct their headline because the Internet was basically taking the piss out of them. “Correction, 7:12 am ET: Of course, it’s Cesar Chavez, not Hugo. Headline has been fixed!” By the way, Twitchy is taking a beating for a change in their comment thread.
But, the URL remained there for quite awhile, until they were besieged with jokes from leftists.
Not everyone mixed up Hugo and Cesar Chavez, but apparently any moron can weigh in. Case in point: Glenn Beck.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 31, 2013
— Bubba (@BubbaRadio) March 31, 2013
Happy Easter to all.Hallelujah, He has risen!Very sad to see Google honoring Hugo Chavez today and not the Savior of all mankind.
— Steve Doell (@HerrDoell) March 31, 2013
Because it’s Cesar Chavez Day?
— Bubba (@BubbaRadio) March 31, 2013
— ??? (@Gus_802) March 31, 2013
So Google commemorates Cesar Chavez’s birthday – but not Easter?he was a dictator who murdered his people. — 155lbhavoc (@_KodyHileman_) March 31, 2013 <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>Are you kidding me…!? Google and Obama honoring Hugo Chavez today! Can’t change the president but I’m switching to Bing</p>— Kayla Riley (@TheKaylaRiley) <a href=”https://twitter.com/TheKaylaRiley/status/318508633707126785″>March 31, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Google vs. Bing.
— J pbocke (@Bigballzz77) March 31, 2013
#Google you people r pathetic excuse for American. Dishoring this day & offending you users with this Hugo Chavez crap! How dare you? Losers
— Lisette Riveira (@LisetteRiveira) March 31, 2013
So, on Easter Google chooses to honor Hugo Chavez. How does that make you feel?
— William (B. J.) Sons (@SonsHomes) March 31, 2013
So, those in the know have been taking the piss out of the misinformed right. There were more, but I’m having embedding issues and
I’m about to punch my laptop’s monitorI am perfectly calm.
So proud of conservatives supporting pro-gay Microsoft Bing today. — Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) March 31, 2013 <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>”@<a href=”https://twitter.com/therickwilson”>therickwilson</a> Google is celebrating Easter w/ Chavez. I’m celebrating Easter w/ Bing” ***The flaw in your plan? Bill Gates is an <a href=”https://twitter.com/search/%23atheist”>#atheist</a></p>— Laura Hubbard (@lauraleebiology) <a href=”https://twitter.com/lauraleebiology/status/318507697907589120″>March 31, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Surely all of the people switching to Bing today realize Bill Gates is an atheist…
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) March 31, 2013
Bing is Microsoft; Microsoft founder Bill Gates is distributing condoms. #GoogleDoodle
— Ess Ar Ess Ell Wye (@calieber) April 1, 2013
In October of 2012, President Obama went to Keene, Calif. to visit the gravesite and former home of Latino labor rights leader Cesar Chavez. Obama designated the site a national monument and hailed Cesar Chavez as a “hero” who inspired millions, the Huffington Post reports.
At the same timeframe, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected for the third time vowing to keep his country on a “socialist path.”
Journalist Jeremy Scahill called it, tweeting, “Can’t wait for some dingbat to attack Obama for dedicating a monument to “Hugo” Chavez.”
And the outrage began. And it began again today.