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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:18 AM

Iíve always thought..Tea Party was the dumbest fucking name for a political party ever.

And when they started wearing those stupid hats with tea bags hanging from them, I knew that it would only be a matter of time. Only freaking idiots would walk around in colonial uniforms with hanging bags from their hats...The fact that they attracted so many people is and always will be a reminder that nothing should be taken for granted.

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Reply Iíve always thought..Tea Party was the dumbest fucking name for a political party ever. (Original post)
busterbrown Feb 2013 OP
defacto7 Feb 2013 #1
Permanut Feb 2013 #2
BainsBane Feb 2013 #3
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #4
NBachers Feb 2013 #6
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #13
lunatica Feb 2013 #14
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #8
Richard Cleary Feb 2013 #21
lexw Feb 2013 #9
FunkyLeprechaun Feb 2013 #11
mac56 Feb 2013 #15
Ian David Feb 2013 #27
Skittles Feb 2013 #5
Mkap Feb 2013 #7
intaglio Feb 2013 #10
Sunlei Feb 2013 #12
Wounded Bear Feb 2013 #16
busterbrown Feb 2013 #18
JHB Feb 2013 #32
Richard Cleary Feb 2013 #17
santamargarita Feb 2013 #19
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #20
robertkdem1965_h89 Feb 2013 #24
union_maid Feb 2013 #22
BlueDemKev Feb 2013 #23
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #25
Ian David Feb 2013 #26
patrice Feb 2013 #28
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #29
patrice Feb 2013 #31
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #30
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #33
budkin Feb 2013 #34

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:50 AM

1. I'll kick that!

n/t

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:06 AM

2. K & R, but you're being a bit harsh..

Sure, it's an idiotic name, but they could have called it:

The Dumber Than Dirt Party
The God and Guns Party
The We Hate Old People Party
The Bullets and Bibles Party

So, see, it coulda been dumber. Okay, maybe not.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:15 AM

3. the name is a lot better

than their ideas.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:22 AM

4. They started out as "Tea Baggers"

Then discovered what that means, then became the "Tea party".

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:44 AM

6. In my heart of hearts, they'll always be "Tea Baggers' to me

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Response to NBachers (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:59 AM

13. Because they want to shove their junk down our throats?

Hmmm - it is the perfect name for them.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:12 AM

14. I usually refer to them as the teabaggeratti

Or the Idiocrats. Who knew that movie was so prescient?

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:34 AM

8. That's right

LOL! I remind my brother who is a Teabagger about that. And I still use the term Teabaggers. He said it's like calling someone a homophobic name or the N word which he uses. I told him, you guys named yourselves, live with it. They try and deny Teabagger ever existed.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:46 PM

21. But Teabaggers think it is perfectly all right...

To call the Democratic Party the "Democrat Party". Go Figure.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:59 AM

9. Yes! That was the best part!

Trickle down.
Tea baggers.
...when are they going to learn?

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:18 AM

11. I thought it was the funniest thing ever

I watched Rachel's show on it and she could not keep a straight face. "Tea Bag the Liberal Democrats before we teabag you" and "Teabag Obama" are the funniest signs ever.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:32 AM

15. I always get a great big laugh out of how furiously

they now try to back pedal away from originally dubbing themselves "Tea Baggers."

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:54 PM

27. Keith Olbermann Reminds the Teabaggers that They Coined Their Own Name

Keith Olbermann Reminds the Teabaggers that They Coined Their Own Name

On his MSNBC show Countdown, host Keith Olbermann reminded the teabaggers, who just now seem to have figured out what the name means, where the term teabagger came from. Hint: it wasnít Maddow or Olbermann but the teabaggers themselves who coined the term.

Here is the video:

More:
http://www.politicususa.com/olbermann-teabagger.html

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:22 AM

5. Tax Evading Assholes

it fits

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:18 AM

7. What do you expect

from a organization that was created by the Koch bros. I use to laugh in the early 2000s when they had "activist" come out in support of big polluters...."YESSSSS MORE smog!!! we want our smog!"

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:26 AM

10. Think of them as the "Mad Haters Tea Party"

as opposed to the "Mad Hatter's"

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:45 AM

12. Koch aready used the John Birch Society name.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:36 AM

16. Well, the real irony to me was.....

that the acronym supposedly stood for "Taxed Enough Already."

The irony stems from the fact that the vast majority of those "protesters" had just received a tax reduction from Pres Obama as one of his first actions in office.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:00 PM

18. Taxed Enough Already........Bullshit!!!

90% of them are on S.S and Medicare totally reliant.. They should Thank God that they were forced to pay into it. Idiots.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:04 AM

32. That came later. They started off as the "Teabag Party"...

...then switched once they were clued in about that other meaning.

Of course, the actual Boston Tea Party was an act of property destruction against a corporation that was so well-connected it was considered an act against the crown, and prompted a military crackdown. Not to mention that while it was taking place it wasn't clear at all that the wouldn't be a violent confrontation that night.

Nothing the Teabaggers faced (or protested) came within canon shot of that situation.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:53 PM

17. I still call them Teabaggers. Pisses them off.

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Response to Richard Cleary (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:13 PM

19. They'll always be teabaggers to me. I like pissing them off.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:22 PM

20. Except they are not a political Party, they are just Republicans with funny hats

nt

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:41 PM

24. +100

 

They were never anything more than a batshit faction of that party. Sadly, it seems they've taken over the entire Republican party, as evidenced by the loons in charge.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:26 PM

22. Now, now

Don't make fun. They've given us so much. They've helped us win back some seats in Congress. They give us the sideshow that the Republican primaries were. They're helping the GOP with their image. I'm grateful to the teabagging idiots.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:21 PM

23. A group of dumb people should have a dumb name

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:47 PM

25. See below

 

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:52 PM

26. Douchebags are too big to hang from hats. n/t

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:59 PM

28. And the original tea party was a response to a TAX BREAK on ROYAL-East India Co Tea, right???

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Response to patrice (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:24 AM

29. History, or indeed any form of education does not seem to be there strength... nt

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:41 AM

31. Well they supposedly care so much about SMALL BUSINESSES that you'd think they'd pick up on

those early tea partyers being small import/export merchants and small shop owners and such bitching about having to pick up more of the tab for the CROWN by paying a higher tax on the other non-crony teas.

I mean, they threw the tax-break tea in the freaking harbor, one wonders why the Tea Party doesn't ask themselves a question like, "Why do you suppose those early colonist shop-keepers and their friends threw TEA in the bay???"

I know, I know, curiosity just isn't their strong-suit.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:25 AM

30. They are nothing but Republicans

On election day, they march in lockstep and vote for every candidate with an R after their name, as they always have. And they have damaged their own party by nominating absolute loons in the primary. Long may they live. I may send them money.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:42 AM

33. "Know Nothings" was pretty stupid for a name. To be fair, though

it was mostly their detractors which used that name for them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_Nothing



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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:09 PM

34. Plus now every time I hear the phrase tea party it's all I can think of

ugh

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