Teabagging fad sweeps US

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, April 15th, 2009 - 7 comments
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In 1773, a group of Bostonians who objected to being forced to pay a tax on tea by the British Parliament, which they didn’t get to elect, boarded a ship carrying tea and threw the cargo into Boston harbour. The Boston Tea Party became an iconic example of the principle of ‘no taxation without representation’, the rallying call of the US revolution.

Now, incensed that the newly elected Obama administration is restoring the higher tax rates on the richest 2% of Americans, supposedly grassroots groups across America (actually, it’s all a front) have stared holding ‘teabag parties’. They drop tea bags in rivers or mail them to the White House. They call it teabagging. They use phrases like ‘teabag the Whitehouse’, ‘teabag Obama’. April 15, tax day, is going to be a day of teabagging from sea to shining sea.

Teabagging, honestly.
(warning mildly offensive language in the vids)


(Public Address has heaps more videos)

What happened to the Republicans’ legendary PR might? Karl Rove must be rolling in his coffin full of Transylvanian soil.

Kiwi in New York

(PS.You’ve got to love this teabagging woman with the sign ‘Remember: dissent is patriotic’. Yeah, it is, but they weren’t saying that when Bush was in power)

7 comments on “Teabagging fad sweeps US”

  1. Stephen 1

    Now, incensed that the newly elected Obama administration is restoring the higher tax rates on the richest 2% of Americans,

    Doesn’t it have something to do with collosal amounts of debt too? Yes, it is bush’s legacy and budget until Obama’s first budget in October. Would be interesting to know if they know that, which leads to:

    (PS.You’ve got to love this teabagging woman with the sign ‘Remember: dissent is patriotic’. Yeah, it is, but they weren’t saying that when Bush was in power)

    *zing!* (unless they’re all just libertarian types who detested Bush as much as the left)

  2. Tigger 2

    Do these people know what teabagging is slang for? I mean, if a guy tells me ‘I totally teabagged Obama’ I’m left with an image of something other than sending him an actual teabag…

    • Pascal's bookie 2.1

      Republican party endorses and promotes teabagging …

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/14/tax-day-tea-parties-offic_n_186788.html

      will the wonders ever cease?

    • Pascal's bookie 2.2

      and this also:

      Posted in full:

      April 14, 2009
      INNUENDO OVERLOAD…. I’m just a little surprised on “Countdown” last night, MSNBC’s David Shuster had the chutzpah to say this on the air about the “Tea Party” events.

      “Tea bagging is not a spontaneous uprising…. The people who came up with it are a familiar circle of Republicans, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, both of whom have firm support from right wing financiers and lobbyists. […]

      “We can only speculate why widespread tea bagging made [Fox News’ Neil] Cavuto think of the Million Man march, unless he got them confused with Dick Armey.

      “And in Cavuto’s defense, if you are planning simultaneous tea bagging all around the country, you’re going to need a Dick Armey.”

      Between all the talk about Tea Baggers, Dick Armey, and huge stimulus packages, I’m beginning to think the political discourse at least deserves a PG-13 rating.

      http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_04/017743.php

  3. Ag 3

    The Republicans are imploding. It’s hilarious to watch. Fox News is going insane, just watch Glenn Beck.

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