And what, exactly, is a "Teabagger"?
Let's get this straight. Code Pinkos are nuts. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Whackjobs are nuts.[A]n American who still beleives [sic] in the words written in the constitution and is upset with Democrats and Republicans alike for excessive spending, taxing, and overall life regulation. They are also well known as using their brains in a time where it is so unpopular.Democrat: "Did you see those Obama hating, bigot republican teabaggers on Fox at the tea parties nationwide?"
Republican: "Do you think those teabaggers have figured out we aren't really conservative at all?"
Teabagger: "We hate Republicans and democrats alike for their lies, corruption, excessive spending and taxing, and of course the fact that I can't earn an honest living without pulling their hands out of my pocket."
Teabaggers? You'd have to be a little nuts not to be one.
While some carried signs about immigration and even one vowing to do away with the Federal Reserve, the message was rather consistent and the tone hostile: they are very upset with the current administration and Congress’ handling of fiscal and economic issues.
But Republicans should not be rejoicing quite yet. Many protesters went out of their way to say they are upset with both parties and hold George W. Bush equally responsible for launching the now never-ending stream of bailouts. And the crowd, if anything, was libertarian in bent rather than conservative. These people are advocating less government, restraints on federal power, and a return to “constitutional government.” Social conservatives who seek expansion of state power on issues from abortion to support for faith-based programs may find themselves at odds with a newly invigorated movement to shrink government and enhance individual liberty.
I'd really love it if someone would whip me up a bumper sticker based on this poster. (Photo gleefully swiped from Rave.)
I'll be hanging some teabags from the rear view mirror on the Omnibus.
Update: Ms. Schakowsky? Coming from you, that's a supreme compliment.
Update 2: Remember this?
Teabaggers one and all.
Holy moly! I seem to be getting hits from all around the globe today. What the heck did I say now?
Update 3: May I just say that crap like this just adds fuel to the Teabaggers' ire?