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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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And then there was Neil Cavuto in May:

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I understand Tea Partiers want to get people to stop using a word they now find embarrassing. But can we please stop pretending that it's an unconscionable slur?

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I understand Tea Partiers want to get people to stop using a word they now find embarrassing. But can we please stop pretending that it's an unconscionable slur?

 

Of course. It has become the party of liars, cowards and bullies.

 

Laughing and gloating and violating every boundary of decency, honesty and integrity when attacking their "enemies", whining and sobbing and crying floods of tears about being victimized when their intended victims have the nerve to hit them back.

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I understand Tea Partiers want to get people to stop using a word they now find embarrassing. But can we please stop pretending that it's an unconscionable slur?

 

It is a slur, that's why liberals on this site use the term in a derogatory manner, on a daily basis.

It's amazing that the President of the United States would engage in calling Americans he is suppose to represent, a gay slur.

 

Of course. It has become the party of liars, cowards and bullies.

 

Laughing and gloating and violating every boundary of decency, honesty or integrity when attacking their "enemies", whining and sobbing and crying floods of tears when their intended victims have the nerve to hit them back.

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It is a slur, that's why liberals on this site use the term in a derogatory manner, on a daily basis.

It's amazing that the President of the United States would engage in calling Americans he is suppose to represent, a gay slur.

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That's the thing I've learned about your posts goofy. Whatever they are it's a guarantee they are the opposite of what is true, and within two days, sure enough, one of the sites I draw articles from always has the true story that can be used to counter your BS posts everytime.

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That's the thing I've learned about your posts goofy. Whatever they are it's a guarantee they are the opposite of what is true, and within two days, sure enough, one of the sites I draw articles from always has the true story that can be used to counter your BS posts everytime.

 

Yeah - Boy isn't even entertaining to slap around. All he does is make up stupid, meaningless shit, and then squeal like a stuck pig when you tell him to prove any of it.

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Big difference between T.E.A. partier and tea bagger.

 

T.E.A. partier is a dual reference of the Boston tea party and Taxed Enough Already.

 

We all know what tea bagger means.

 

Your very thread title is a lie. T.E.A. partiers never named themselves tea baggers.

 

But then what the fu(k do we expect from a bedwetter? Again, I didn't have to go past the thread title to put the lie to you.

 

This is yet another example of why you suck and I rule.

 

 

 

 

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Big difference between T.E.A. partier and tea bagger.

 

T.E.A. partier is a dual reference of the Boston tea party and Taxed Enough Already.

 

We all know what tea bagger means.

 

Your very thread title is a lie. T.E.A. partiers never named themselves tea baggers.

 

But then what the fu(k do we expect from a bedwetter? Again, I didn't have to go past the thread title to put the lie to you.

 

This is yet another example of why you suck and I rule.

 

 

This is why you cons' relentless lying is so baffling to us. You lie even when you have no chance of deceiving anyone.

 

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Big difference between T.E.A. partier and tea bagger.

 

T.E.A. partier is a dual reference of the Boston tea party and Taxed Enough Already.

 

We all know what tea bagger means.

 

Your very thread title is a lie. T.E.A. partiers never named themselves tea baggers.

 

But then what the fu(k do we expect from a bedwetter? Again, I didn't have to go past the thread title to put the lie to you.

 

This is yet another example of why you suck and I rule.

 

 

 

 

Reading is fundamental.

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skewboy. I read your thread title just fine. Like I said. For me to destroy a lying dumbazz like you I don't need to read further.

 

I replied to your thread title.

 

Deal with my reply.

 

Do that and maybe we can move on and I can destroy your OP. One sentence at a time. Like I just did in The Mighty Horse Thread.

 

Rookie.

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Are you blind, as well as a liar and windbag?

 

 

Might wanna reconsider that self proclamation about yourself.

 

 

Yeah - you kept demanding I provide "verifiable proof" of what I said, while screeching like a baby that you didn't need to do the same.

 

You should be able to back up your asinine lies.

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Might wanna reconsider that self proclamation about yourself.

 

You should be able to back up your asinine lies.

 

I keep waiting for you to back up YOUR asinine lies, but all you do is squeal: "Nuh-UH! I don't HAVE to back up things I say! Only YOU have to!"

 

LOLOL. What an idiot you are.

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Please, Obomber, try really hard to come up with a source for that one, a youtube, a transcript, sumpin. No, I am not giving you the what for.

 

I'm telling you that the left is gonna say you are lying cause you didn't source it. It's how it works here. Rightly so.

 

Welcome to the fray.

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