I don't give a flying fig if it's a metaphor, a simile, or any other kind of rhetorical device.
Imagine someone coming here for the first time and seeing all this meta bullshit.
Then try to convince them that the left side of the political spectrum is the one that stands for acceptance and tolerance.
Good luck with that.
If you people want to play the Republican Purity Games and go after each other like that, with venom and bile, feel free.