I have long believed that those who use the “tea bag” smear (or any one of its variants) to describe those protesting the Obama Administration’s big spending/big government policies automatically discredit themselves as unable to comment honestly on our movement. That term, a sexual slur, shows they would rather deride us than engage with our heartfelt opposition to the ever-increasing size (and ever-encroaching power) of the federal government.
I thought I had blogged previously on this subject, but, a few hasty* google searches did not yield the post I thought I had written (so since I recall typing it, I must have said it in an e-mail or in a comment to another blog).
That said, Glenn offered a more succinct expression of this notion:
when I hear someone use it [the term, “teabagger”], I know that nothing they say on the subject is worth taking seriously. Either they’re deliberately using it as a sexual slur, or they’re too ignorant to be worth listening to.
*hasty because I’m getting ready to go hiking with my Dad and don’t have much time.