Frequently in the media, as well as in comments by right wingers on some of the blogs I visit, I find members of the Tea Party movement complaining about the use of the term “teabaggers” to describe them. I have replied to such comments that the term is one that the Tea Party movement adopted for themselves. Still, this raises the question of whether or not we on the left have been unfair to the teabaggers. Rachel Maddow aired an excellent video on the subject.
I hope you found that as entertaining as I did. Nevertheless, after careful consideration, I have determined that we have been unfair to teabaggers and therefore, an apology is in order. So to teabaggers, wherever you are, I apologize. You should have been able to pursue your taste for scrotum dipping without being compared to extremist right wing ideologues. However, since the term has taken hold so predominantly since the Tea Party movement stole your identity, I suggest that you find another term to describe your practice.