Origins of the term "teabag party" and/or "teabaggers"?
May 6, 2010 8:01 AM Subscribe
Help me find an interview or article that quotes someone from the Tea Party movement calling themselves
the "teabag party" or "teabaggers". I would also accept a Tea Party website that has an old page using those terms.
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I have checked the MeFi posts and AskMes tagged Tea Party, teabaggers, teabag party and I'm not finding my answer -- help!
I find people using the term "teabaggers" and I seem to recall that the Tea Party movement themselves started out calling themelves the teabag party, but I cannot find any source that would be acceptable to conservatives that shows that history. Am I mis-remembering? If my mermory is incorrect, I want to know that as well.
I am now seeing all kinds of complaints in my FB stream about being called "teabaggers" and how it is dirty and how mean and pottymouthed "liberals" are, help me counteract these with facts! I want to show that no one came up with the name for them, but made fun of them when they did it to themselves. I would think that there would be a quote from someone who self identifies with the Tea Party using the terms "teabag party" or "teabaggers".
I know I probably shouldn't bother...I do not bother engaging when it is just opinions flying around and I've given up on family etc. that insist that Obama is a "socialist' or that the US is becoming a "socialist"/communist/whatever country. I do however, try and counter obvious mistatements of fact