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  1. BC says

    Keep in mind that the original idea behind this really isn’t about Obama. It is just the idea that there are very few, if any, people in Washington who are listening to the people right now. There are Repubs and Dems who are ignoring their districts/states and engaging in the same partisan problems that have been there for years. This whole Tea Party idea is about reminding our representatives that THEY WORK FOR US. We hire them and if they don’t perform, we will fire them.

    For people to mock this display of protest is to mock the very fabric that this country was created from. The Boston Tea Party was such an intregal part of our history which led to our independence, that re-creation of it should not be mocked. Things are dire today. People just want their voices heard. I mean really, doesn’t everyone on this blog want their voices heard? I encourage you to join the parties across the country, regardless of your political party. Let THEM see that we do have a say in what happens.

  2. Mike says

    OMG – Not that it hasn’t happened before, but FoxNews has blatantly crossed the line to Political activism instead of “News Reporting”. Of course everyone has always known it, but I don’t recall them ever going this far. How can you possibly be “fair and balanced” if you are out promoting a tax revolt.

  3. Steve Shon says

    …I don’t think people are laughing at the thought of a protest. They’re laughing because “teabagging” is slang for, quoth the urban dictionary, “lowering one’s scrotum into the mouth of another.” In other words, FOX news accidentally stumbled upon THE SINGLE GREATEST gay innuendo EVER. That’s why Rachel was laughing…

  4. Jason Young says

    I’m helping organize our Tax Day Tea Party here in Little Rock, AR and it is completely non-partisan here. The AFA showed up to the first meeting and got huffy with us and they took their ball home and will be having a separate rally apart from the main one because no one wanted to play by their rules of extreme partisanship.

    The instructions from the ones organizing this (at least in my city) is that it is not about Obama or the Democratic Party because the Republican Party is just as bad now on fiscal and economic issues. We only have one politician speaking at our rally and while he is a Republican he is more socially liberal than others in this state (although this is about the economy not social issues). Most of our speakers are local business people and I think they are trying to get some Econ professors to speak as well.

    The political scene here in Arkansas is very odd with very little party loyalty and massive cultural differences between localities. And we just went from Mike Huckabee conservative douchebag extraordinaire to a relatively socially liberal Episcopalian Governor with 20 years experience in the legislature and he is amazingly popular. Sadly it is very anti-gay here especially outside of our two major metro areas, but most of the people here who grow up to be liberal leave the state and then conservatives move here from elsewhere and things never get better or do so extraordinarily slowly.

  5. Joel says

    I feel like this website is teabagging my browser. Just as I finally get all those fucking widgets on the right blocked, another one shows up. Get rid of that crap, Andy!

  6. says

    Leave it to the gay Republicans to–like their straight counterparts–not get the joke they’ve created. No one’s mocking the Boston Tea Party, they’re mocking the idea that Republicans are too out of touch to realize that a teabagging campaign is HILARIOUS. It was kind of like the Republicans revealing their alternative budget on April Fool’s Day, but this ups the ante by bringing balls into the picture. Memo to right wingers: you can’t stage a serious protest that involves balls. But you can provide great fodder for pundits and comedians.

  7. Rad says

    I laud Rachel Maddow for getting through that piece without rolling on the floor laughing!

    Listening to her perfectly drives home the absolute absurdity that is the republican party and the… perverse morons that support their cause.

    They ARE the joke, and the more they try and do anything in their own vacuum, the more the rest of the country has to point and LAUGH! …and vote them further out of office.

  8. jimmyboyo says

    BC

    You and they have no clue what you are talking about

    the original Boston tea party was a protest against a TAX CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The king cut the tarifs on tea shipped by the British East India company (the biggest biz at that time) thus undercutting the prices of small biz shipping companies

    Our revolutionaries were protesting a TAX CUT!!! for a company closely affiliated with the king = loans to the king.

    A tax cut for already rich elite while the little man got screwed.

    Much like what repubs do. You and these tea baggers have no clue about history, reality, what they are doing. they are protesting restoring the previous tax system under clinton (far better for wealthy than eisenhowers 90%+ tax hike on everything over 1 million a year)

    Suckers being played by a wealthy elite to be their foot soldiers to benefit them and not you

  9. Reggie says

    OK.. who is going to break it to the repugs exactly what “teabagging” means in today’s vernacular? It would be worth it to see the shock on their faces when they realize they have been talking about ballsacks.

  10. Ted says

    BC, protests are fine. While there may be a bipartisan element to this, the majorit of the ones doing the protesting are the same ones, more or less, who deny us the rights that our constitution is supposed to guarantee, the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So when a douchebag steps into a pile of shit, we have to laugh. Out loud and very hard.

    Rachel did a great job, but I was also impressed by Ana Marie Cox – she just kept throwing out the punches. I, for one, would not want to teabag John McCain.

  11. BC says

    JIMMYBOYO: Re-read my post. I said NOTHING about taxes! Absolutely NOTHING. Read the post from Jason. It is about letting the government HEAR US FINALLY. Both parties are F-ing up daily and not listening to the people who put them in office. My history is JUST FINE.

  12. nickbilz says

    LOL! oh holy hell that was hilarious! just one more reason to love Rachel. obviously conservatives don’t watch Sex & the City or John Waters movies (anyone else remember Pecker?) or else they would understand just how ridiculous they sound. but then, conservatives never seem to understand just how ridiculous they sound.

  13. BC says

    Ted – that is like saying, “When a promiscious gay guy contracts HIV we have to laugh, very loud.” Its a non-sensical argument. The organizers of these events are not calling it Tea-bagging. Its a tea party. And, there will be lots of people at the events that are bi-partisan. Again the whole point is that people in DC aren’t really listening.

    Now if we all really looked at gay history we would all laugh at the real double meaning. “Tea Party” in the Hamptons and Fire Island Pines and other places is code for a gay event.

    24Play – you have been on my ass for over a year. You have no clue who I am. Do you really, truly believe that politicans in DC have your best interests at heart? Do they care about you at all? Politicians in both parties have screwed things up. There are so many of them that are career politicians that are only in there for the high pay, guaranteed raises, bonuses, and the memoir after they retire.

    I guess my question again is, why can’t we debate without attacks? Using attacks completely diminishes the points we are trying to make.

  14. Jay says

    That segment almost ripped my side open. Childish? Only if tea-bagging didnt already have such well defined understanding as a sexual act out of where one makes actual tea.

    Lawl.

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