Teabagging big hit

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  1. houtx48

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    TEA baggers aren't all from the right...

    in fact, many of them probably would have been called lefties during the bush years...
     
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    ^The only reason they would have been called 'lefties' during the Bush era is if they were left-handed. :p

    lololol... yeah, not "all" of them lean conservative, just something like 75-80% of them...



    Teabagger demographics...
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ea-party-poll-graphic.html?ref=politics#tab=9
     
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    Thou shall not CONTEST
     
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    I think tea bagging has become an offensive term for many once it was associated with a sex act. Just saying name calling goes around.
     
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    Hogwash...

    The 'Tea Partiers' themselves are the ones who first called themselves 'teabaggers'... So I don't see how it's "name calling" to use a term that this group of people themselves conceived of and self-identify with.

    Even the conservative site, "The National Review" confirms this...
    Rise of an Epithet by Jay Nordlinger on National Review / Digital
     
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    Process as you think fit.
     
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    ^You can count on it.
     
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    It was considered a "sex act" before any disgruntled Conservative decided to use it to define their phony movement. How many times do we need to show the scene from the John Waters film "Pecker" again to figure out the reference? That was created in 1988.

    None of the opposition are calling the "teabaggers" a bunch of names.
    They were the ones who wanted to call their movement the "Tea Party".
    They were the ones that wanted to call themselves "teabaggers".
    They were the ones who didn't do the research to find out whether or not the terms they wanted to use to define themselves had any other alternate meanings. They deserve all of the laughter and ridicule that comes with displaying such intellectual & social laziness.

    I'm just waiting for the next fringe group of uninformed people who had it with government to call themselves the Fleshlights. :rolleyes:
     
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    Says whom?

    I find their politics offensive. Casting disparaging remarks at the rest of us, like they are the only ones that care about this county.

    The name fits. It stays.
     
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    i was somewhat surprised by the election results.
    i was surprised to see that so many candidates identified
    themselves as 'tea party'.
    ...and were successful.
    i saw that one of the tea party winners was the son of
    a libertarian.
    as far as i can tell, the tea party appeals to people of liberal,
    conservative and libertarian persuasion alike.
    we are so used to 'liberal', 'conservative' and (wacko) libertarian,
    and to have many people from each of these groups identify as 'Tea Party'
    has got to say something.
    in the end, Arlen Specter switching parties to democrat and still loosing has to say a lot,
    but i see that is its own thread.
     
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    And once again, an LPSG Politics thread has quickly devolved into partisan namecalling and similar childish bickering. Way to go, fellas. :rolleyes:
     
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    I would award the blue ribbon to this post but that might taint it. :0)
     
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    Some clown goes, "we're tea baggin' it," and done innocently so (I'd guess), then pornographic minds make the association to some little known movie scene (kind of reminds me how iPad was quickly associated with an SNL skit from years ago about a feminine hygiene product) and it goes mainstream as an inside sex joke. Funnier because you'd guess that the Tea Baggers would for some reason be perceived as sexually repressed. As the Tea Baggers become more aware of the innuendo they do in fact become repulsed and see the liberal MSM mocking involved. You've created a pretty big tsunami against your interest (regardless of what Alinsky preached about ridicule).

    Though sex is central to some people's lives others just don't function that way. The quantity and poor quality of the pop sex culture is about played out.
     
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    really? please name them, other than Rand Paul. And he was running against a republican almost hand picked by the GOP elite, with heavy stumping by senate minority leader McConnell. The TP'ers stand to hurt the GOP only.

    In PA and KY ultra left progressives won or lead in their primaries and a democrat beat a republican in Muerta's old seat in PA.

    People are fed up with the state of things in Washington and incumbents will take hits but most importantly today's results seem to indicate people are most fed up with republican obstructionists. Republican behavior over the past 15 months will come back to bite them in the ass and to that I say "YEA!"
     
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    There is some truth to the claims that the GOP has infiltrated the Tea Party, but the movement can hardly be defined by that fact. Things could go wrong for the TP and yet most likely not. You're going to see them vote the congress away from Obama in order to create a political stalemate like Clinton and Newt had going. And then they'll likely turn around and vote Obama back in '12. In both cases ('10 and '12) they'll misunderstand or purposefully mis-characterized what happened for political gain.
     
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    Sorry, even my hubby who is in his 60s knew what "tea bagging" was before the movie scene came into play. And let's not associate people that you feel to having pornographic minds as being insensitive or nasty. You do remember where we're having this debate, right?

    The "P" doesn't stand for periwinkle.

    And let's not start thinking for me, OK?
    I could care less who or where a person sticks their penis. Nor do I care how frequently.

    It wasn't just liberals mocking them... the mass majority of people were doing it.

    Sorry... that has yet to be seen.
    Rand Paul, a "teabagger" who ran as a Republican, won in a Primary against another Republican. With the mass majority of "teabaggers" being Republican or Conservative to begin with, the only real message that is being sent is that incumbents are going to have a hard time maintaining their posts. Case in point, in the Pennsylvania primary, Congressman Sestak, a Democrat, defeated Specter who ran as a Democrat. But he didn't call himself a "teabagger".

    As much as people want to think that the "Tea Party" is coming to take over, none of them have the balls or the guts to run as a true Independent. They will run under the (R) just to get that campaign money and pander to them, just like Republicans and Democrats pander to everyone else because in the end they know that without it they will lose. Right now, most "teabaggers" are just tools of the Republican Party being played for every yell, scream and dime they can generate. Until a party can run on its own and generate its own money, there is no movement. If all of the noise the Tea Party makes does nothing but put more Republicans in office, then it confirms the theory that they were never their own political party to begin with... which is what I've been saying since the very beginning.

    Making a joke about sex does not mean that the person is obsessed with it. That is what humans do regardless of political affiliation so let's not make such a ridiculous pseudo-moralistic stretch. Remember where you're trying to make an argument about sex not being central to people's lives... on a frequently visited adult site where the major theme is sex.

    Actually, if certain political and religious affiliations didn't try so hard to demonize or condemn human sexuality to begin with, then sexual referenced innuendo wouldn't have too much of an effect on people. But that's a whole different topic.
     
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    Then you haven't been looking very hard (nor have you read much of this thread either, apparently)... The 'tea party' isn't a 3rd party, it's a subgroup of the Republican Party, and is largely comprised of angry old white men who are trying their damnedest to push the Republican Party even further to the right than it already is. To date, they haven't endorsed a single political candidate for federal office who is a Democrat, or even Independent. They have only endorsed Republicans.
     
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