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Enough with the whining! "Teabaggers" actually intriduced the term they now claim is a Slur.

Bob™ the Union Ironworker 2010/08/18 10:41:35

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There's nothing quite like those moments on Fox when Megyn Kelly and Monica Crowley share the set, because nobody kvetches louder than these two. Yesterday they had a special segment where they whined about President Obama reportedly referring offhandedly to the Tea Party movement as "teabaggers."


The whole segment, as usual, was rife with disinformation. Crowley tries to characterize the DHS bulletin describing right-wing extremists as a potential terrorist threat as an attempt by the administration to demonize ordinary conservatives -- a simply risible (not to mention deeply irresponsible) claim. Kelly tried to claim that this was the supposedly the "second time" Obama had been caught using the term -- even though, in fact, he didn't actually say it to Earl Blumenauer.


Crowley was especially comical:



Crowley: He ought to really apologize for this vulgar and vile comment referencing the American people, and also try to give some sort of speech -- I know a lot of us have heard enough from the president already -- but he should try to put out some words that are going to make up for this kind of thing.


... But you know, Megyn, even if he were to go out and say this, I would encourage him to do it, but he's got a credibility problem now because it seems that every time there is a movement or an individual or an institution or an organization that disagrees with his policies, he personalizes it. He singles them out, whether it's Fox News, or Sergeant Crowley of the Cambridge police department, or the entire state of Arizona for supporting this new immigration law, whether it's the Tea Party movement, he has this willingness that's very unbecoming of the American president, to go out and single out the American people.


Of course, neither of them get around to explaining exactly why the president needs to show deference to a movement explicitly organized around opposing him and any and every policy he might try to enact, a movement embodied by people who call him a Marxist and a fascist and depict him as a witch doctor with a bone in his nose.


But most amusing of all is the notion that calling Tea Partiers "teabaggers" is a horrendous, unforgivable slur. As Dave Weigel says, it's clear that Tea Partiers find it offensive now, so that's probably reason enough not to use it if you're interested in conversing with them. That's a big if, though.


Moreover, as Jay Nordlinger at National Review admits, the term "teabagger" was introduced to the political lexicon by Tea Party movement leaders:



The first big day for this movement was Tax Day, April 15. And organizers had a gimmick. They asked people to send a tea bag to the Oval Office. One of the exhortations was “Tea Bag the Fools in D.C.” A protester was spotted with a sign saying, “Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You.” So, conservatives started it: started with this terminology. But others ran with it and ran with it.


Tommy Christopher at Mediaite has it about right:



The origin of the term is relevant in determining the relative size of the Tea Party’s violin. What wasn’t pointed out to Tapper is the fact that the Tea Partiers not only invented the term, they did so in order to inflict a similar double entendre onto the President, the Democrats, and liberals in general. Hence, it’s a violin so small, you need an electron microscope with a zoom lens to see it.


Now, they’re trying to re-cast the term as a slur, on a par with the “n-word,” hurtful to all the Tea Party members who are just ordinary moms, dads, sons, and daughters. The latter point has some resonance, but the former is ridiculous in the extreme.


In emails, protest signs, t-shirts, and online, early Tea Party literature urged protesters to “Tea Bag the White House,” and to “Tea-bag the liberal Dems before they tea-bag you.” The suggestion is that the metaphoric “tea-bags” be shoved in the mouths of the President, Democratic members of Congress, and even ordinary citizens who identify as liberal Democrats. The idea that they just didn’t know the term’s only (at that time) meaning is belied by the fact that they obviously knew it was negative (and non-consensual), since they didn’t want it done to them, and also because it only had one meaning.


It was only after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and David Shuster, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, turned the tables on the term that Tea Partiers objected. They were perfectly satisfied to advocate the metaphoric mouth-rape of liberal men, women, and children, but had the nerve to become indignant when the insult boomeranged on them.


Here's a video of Griff Jenkins urging viewers to "Tea Bag the White House," plus Charles Krauthammer last November referring offhandedly to the "Tea Bag protests":

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  • MOM - LOL@Silly.St.Sarah.of... 2010/08/18 11:15:45
    MOM - LOL@Silly.St.Sarah.of.Wasilly
    +23
    Silly tea-baggers, it's okay for them to tea-bag America, but they don't want to be called tea-baggers. What hypocrites for not wanting to be held accountable or responsible for their immature and foolish actions.
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    I have no sympathy for those tea-bagging fools.

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  • JapesMacfarland 2010/09/15 02:12:05
    JapesMacfarland
    +3
    Umm, I don't think most people would want to be referred to in a context of two me sucking on each other's genitals. Besides, the fact that it brings this image to mind is what give the right's opponents such pleasure in using. Isn't that obvious? It has evolved in the cultural ether into a demeaning insult to those who think of themselves as part of the tea party, and to pretend otherwise is just dishonest.
    Besides, knowing that it brings this image now to people's mind and then using it anyway is just low class....and gross lol :)
  • Bob™ th... JapesMa... 2010/09/15 04:21:26
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    tells you how worldly and forward thinking they are ie dumb
  • twocrows 2010/09/06 13:10:25
    twocrows
    +2
    yes, well, that's what comes of not educating yourself before naming your own organization. when the name blows up in your face OF COURSE you blame the opposition. better that than take responsibility for your own actions.

    oh, that's right, they also kvetch about others and say THEY should take responsibility for THEIR own actions.

    oops.
  • JapesMa... twocrows 2010/09/15 12:25:44
    JapesMacfarland
    +2
    "...that's what comes of not educating yourself before naming your own organization."

    Being unaware of a slang term used by perverts is seen a fault by you and irrelevant to me. That you now know that we all know what is thought of when currently used in the context of naming someone you disagree with, and that you still use it, actually is a fault on your part. You decide to act and in doing so define yourself with phrases such as 'low class', trashy, scummy, crude, base, etc. etc.
    Seriously you should treat people with more respect and discuss ideas and at least try to understand or be clear on your differences.
    Don't you think? :)
  • Bob™ th... JapesMa... 2010/09/16 04:21:56
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    IT IS NOT BY PERVERTS, HELL I LIKED IT WHEN ONE OF MY EX GIRL FRIENDS DID IT LOL
  • 1472365 2010/08/23 23:08:13 (edited)
    1472365
    +1
    I prefer to call them "constitutionalists" or "American patriots".

    Don't be offended liberals, the tea party isn't against you, they are performing their duty as citizens to defend the Bill Of Rights and the Constitution.

    infowars.com
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/08/26 05:17:15
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    +1
    I prefer to call them inbreds that don't want to pay their fair share of taxes
  • 1472365 Bob™ th... 2010/08/26 16:43:29
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/08/27 12:33:11
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    +1
    yeah seem to be what you people who call yourselfs constitutionalists want to do. Pick and choose, you like to spou the 10th amendment but ignore how the 14th and 16th amendment made the 10th not apply. By the the bill of rights are Amendments. I like how you like to rationalize not paying taxes by incorrectly interpreting the constitution. LOL some one talking about the bill of rights that voted for bush twice lol. Thanks for the Patriot Act. Who cares as long as you can live in fear clinging to your gun.
  • 1472365 Bob™ th... 2010/08/27 22:55:14
    1472365
    You are falling into the carefully set snare of the establishment by believing that The Tea Party are a bunch of right wingers. It's not true.

    The Republican party has been doing it's best to take over the movement, but they are widely seen to be as responsible for undoing American liberty as the Democrats, maybe more so.

    As for taxes, and over the top government debt, the problem is truly systemic - it's an innate feature of the fractional reserve monetary system.

    I doubt you are that interested, but there are some great documentaries about the way banks operate: "The Money Masters" and "Money As Debt" are two that come to mind.
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/08/31 12:48:25
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    LOL IS WHY WHEN EVER THEY GET ONE A BLACK PERSON THERE THEY MAKE SURE THEY EITHER GET THEM ON THE NEWS OR HAVE THEM SPEAK MOST OF THEM ARE TEMPS THEY HIRE LOL THEY DANGLE THEM LIKE MICHAEL STEELE LOOK WE AIN'T RACIST WE GOTS US ONE TOO. lol

    I CAN HAVE NO RESPECT FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK REAGAN WAS A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE AND HE TRIPLED THE DEFICIT. HE CUT TAXES THEY DIDN'T TRICKLE DOWN, WHICH IS THE EQUIVILANT OF YOU AND I QUITING OUR JOBS. THEN HE INCREASED SPENDING ESPECIALLY DEFENSE SPENDING SELLING FEAR TO REWAR HIS BUDDIES WITH CONTRACTS. HE CAUSED 2 RECESSIONS ONE IN 83 AND ONE IN 87. YOU CALL US TAX AND SPEND LIBERALS WHEN IN REALITY WE ARE THEH FISCALLY RESPONSILBE ONES, IT IS HARD TO SCALE BACK THE HUGE GOVERNMENT THAT BUSH CREATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREAT REPUBLICAN RECESSION. fiscally responsilbe scale huge government bush created middle republican recession






    fiscally responsilbe scale huge government bush created middle republican recession
  • 1472365 Bob™ th... 2010/08/31 18:27:11 (edited)
    1472365
    Go Team Venture!
    team venture
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/09/01 09:29:16
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    He is doding exactly what he campaigned on. and what he has been able t get passed
  • twocrows 1472365 2010/09/06 13:17:54
    twocrows
    in that case, it's up to them not to ACT like far, far, far right wingers.
    when they do that, I'll believe they're not right wingers. till then all bets are off.
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/08/27 12:33:57
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    please refrain from using such harsh languange blatanly on my polls. thank you.
  • JapesMa... Bob™ th... 2010/09/15 12:26:50
    JapesMacfarland
    +3
    We'll see what's fair as you control freaks get booted out of power. :)
  • Honest 1472365 2010/09/01 09:39:05
    Honest
    While they may call themselves Constitutionalists, that's a misnomer.

    They are actually anti-Constitutionalists.
  • JapesMa... Honest 2010/09/15 12:28:47
    JapesMacfarland
    +1
    Oh really? hmm, what do you think of this info.?

    http://stoprepublicans.blogsp...
  • Honest JapesMa... 2010/10/10 16:11:33
    Honest
    It's a bunch of Republican Propaganda.

    A huge transition in the makeup of the political parties came in the mid 1960's after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

    Masses of white racist Republicans eventually defected to the Republicans. Do a little research, and look up the "Republican Strategy." The national Republican Party actively recruited white racist trash.

    Think about it Japes.

    Why do you think the vast majority of Blacks in America traditionally vote Democrat?
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/09/16 04:22:25
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    LOL YOU ANTI NWO YOU ARE JUST A ANOTHER FOXING RIGHT WINGER.
  • 1472365 Bob™ th... 2010/09/16 04:32:57
    1472365
    I am a moderate with a special dislike for Faux, if you knew anything about me, you'd know that.
    moderate dislike faux
  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/09/16 05:20:27
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    lol I have met Obama on several occasions, he is not what you think, my Dad knew him well, he is enough of an outsider not to be corrupted he is road blocked. with your other comments you are a conservative, you called teabagger constittutionalists you blew your cover probably not even Canadian Here are true Canadians my grandparents from St Anselme Quebec



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    3 of Grandma's Brothers there were 17 some were true Quebec Patriots and members of Le Parti
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  • Bob™ th... 1472365 2010/09/16 05:22:22
    Bob™ the Union Ironworker
    btw I do love poutine do you know what that is

    btw love poutine
  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2010/08/19 17:10:07
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +2
    Reminds me of statement that I've heard since a child (and I was born in 1953); "You can dish it out but you can't take it!" They chose tea bags as their symbol so they need to accept what goes along with their choice. MOM, thank you for the "Tea Bagging 4 Jesus" pic as that's the one that came to my mind immediately. I hardly believe that Jesus would shove a tea bag in the mouth of President Obama though.

    Now if they wanna talk vile, how about when Andrew Breitbart wrote his fictitious letter from the post-Civil War "colored people" to President Lincoln. The NAACP has been around for more than ONE-HUNDRED YEARS. When they first formed "colored" was the acceptable term for black folk. In recent history many have chosen to identify with African-American. I am part of the generation who identified with the "Black Pride" movement & hence use the term black folk. What Breitbart did was so vile starting with his attack of Shirley Sherrod & then characterizing black people as lazy, welfare loving, not wanting anything but a gubmint handout & large HDTV's.

    I have a strong dislike for the term "cry baby" but it fits the tea baggers. Suck it up & accept it cuz y'all chose your symbol.
  • Blix 2010/08/19 09:10:32 (edited)
    Blix
    +1
    To Hell with that rabble.


    Groveling Race Baiting Riff Raff.
    Actually, Teabagger is quite fitting. They are pros at it no doubt.
  • berto Blix 2010/08/19 11:48:15
    berto
    1:16, great spelling! it just shows what sort of undereducated ignorant racist people they are. pukes.
  • Robby 2010/08/19 08:19:32
    Robby
    +2
    I'm sorry, but it's their own damned fault! They started it & now others are finishing it. If they didn't want to be ridiculed they should have educated themselves on the term 1st. There IS "Urban Dictionary", you know. It's their own fault... the claim to be about "family" & yet they name THEMSELVES after the GAYEST term ever!

    educated term 1st urban dictionary fault claim family gayest term
  • JapesMa... Robby 2010/09/15 12:30:02
    JapesMacfarland
    +2
    You leftists are so low class it is frankly shocking. Its like Jerry Springer around here lol..
    bye.
  • Robby JapesMa... 2010/09/16 21:19:14
    Robby
    & You seem to think that your ideals of greed, fear, selfishness & bigotry from the so-called "Right" is better... puleeze. Face facts you weak minded FOOL. You were the ones who left the door wide opened to be made fun of. You did it to yourselves, now pay the price for being dumb. Quit showing your ass. You do nothing but keep making an embarrassment of yourself. Oh & as for Springer... I don't watch that. But YOU obviously DO. So what does that say?
  • ETpro 2010/08/19 05:19:57
    ETpro
    I generally just call them the Something for Nothing crowd. But they seem to be right in tune with today's GOP. Upon Obama's election the Party of Personal Responsibility merged with the Party of No and became the Party of No Personal Responsibility. Their only remaining interest in personal responsibility is in taking charge of talking points on who to blame for each new thing they screw up. In fact, they are still trying to figure out how the Great Depression was all FDR's fault.
  • #Justic... ETpro 2010/08/19 17:13:50
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +2
    Me too ET as it fits them to a "tea" lol.
  • Benji 2010/08/19 03:54:58
  • foxhoun... Benji 2010/08/19 14:04:03
  • Clarissa the Porcelain Liberal 2010/08/19 02:27:24
    Clarissa the Porcelain Liberal
    +4
    They thought they would be just so cute forming a little tea party. Tea baggers for sure.
  • Patti The Yes Fan 2010/08/18 22:31:37
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +11
    Ooops looks like they picked the wrong name and its just to late now isnt it. LMAO
  • #Justic... Patti ... 2010/08/19 17:15:22
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +3
    Is that a pecker on the face?
  • Patti ... #Justic... 2010/08/19 17:31:37
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +1
    Could be. LOL All balls in the face is the objective. Thats what teabaggin really means. Its video terminology.
  • Max7 2010/08/18 20:37:51
    Max7
    +7
    They complain when called a teabagger, but wear hat's with teabags dripping off of it. Go figure!
  • #Justic... Max7 2010/08/19 17:15:57
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +2
    That's what I said from jumpstreet @ Max.
  • Max7 #Justic... 2010/08/19 18:48:45
    Max7
    I hear you!

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