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Old 05-17-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Unfortunately for the overly sensitive, the term "teabagger" was put into play by the tea partiers themselves.

The first big day for this movement was Tax Day, April 15 [2009]. And organizers had a gimmick. They asked people to send a tea bag to the Oval Office. One of the exhortations was “Tea Bag the Fools in D.C.” A protester was spotted with a sign saying, “Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You.” So, conservatives started it: started with this terminology. But others ran with it and ran with it.

Who Came Up With The Term “Teabaggers”? The Teabaggers! « Alan Colmes' Liberaland
Nice try, as if the opponents to the TEA party movement are using that interpretation; continually reminding themselves that 0bama and the democrats represent the current "fools in DC"?
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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No problem, the name calling doesn't bother me, but it seems strange that you would resort to a technique you previously described a juvenile and odious.
If you cant beat them join them
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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If you cant beat them join them
You finally admit defeat.

It takes a big man. Congratulations, and welcome to the side of Goodness and Enlightenment.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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You finally admit defeat.

It takes a big man. Congratulations, and welcome to the side of Goodness and Enlightenment.
Not a matter of defeat its a matter that in this day an age the only way to make a point with some people is to marginalize them. The left are experts. SO the only way to fight someone trying to marginalize you is to marginalize them. I admit victory in knowing the left can not talk bout the tea party in an decent fashion
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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Not a matter of defeat its a matter that in this day an age the only way to make a point with some people is to marginalize them. The left are experts. SO the only way to fight someone trying to marginalize you is to marginalize them. I admit victory in knowing the left can not talk bout the tea party in an decent fashion
The T-baggers marginalize themselves with their kookie antics. The entire "movement" is probably about 100 thousand people. There are more people who think the moon landings were faked by Hollywood, than there are T-baggers. It's the classic tempest in a tea pot. Absent Fox promoting the idea, nobody would have even heard of them.

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Old 05-17-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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Nice try, as if the opponents to the TEA party movement are using that interpretation;
You're not being at all clear.

Exactly what opposition has the tea party movement encountered?

Seems to me they've been able to hold open rallies around the country with little to no backlash whatsoever.

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continually reminding themselves that 0bama and the democrats represent the current "fools in DC"?
Fools?

They left town in January, 2009.

Fools no longer in DC
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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The T-baggers marginalize themselves with their kookie antics. The entire "movement" is probably about 100 thousand people. There are more people who think the moon landings were fake by Hollywood, than there are T-baggers. It's the classic tempest in a tea pot. Absent Fox promoting the idea, nobody would have even heard of them.
You have no clue. If th movement only has 100,000 people then why does the left bother with them at all. If they mean nothing than why marginalize them your argument makes no sense and speaks from ignorance.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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You have no clue. If th movement only has 100,000 people then why does the left bother with them at all. If they mean nothing than why marginalize them your argument makes no sense and speaks from ignorance.
Entertainment factor. It's like watching the bearded lady at a freak show.

T-bagger marches on Washington have been pathetic. The city doesn't even mobilize any crowd control efforts.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Entertainment factor. It's like watching the bearded lady at a freak show.

T-bagger marches on Washington have been pathetic. The city doesn't even mobilize any crowd control efforts.
So you try to marginalize a group who you believe is there only for entertainment. And the recent elections have somehow proved the tea party has no power.
So you marginalize a group because they have no power and are entertainment all the while ignoring recent elections which would say a different story
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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56% of the coubntry favors repeal of the health care bill. It must deive obamabaggers crazy to know how much of the country is against them.

Health Care Law - Rasmussen Reports™
"obamabaggers"? you poor things

actually if I were Roger Ailes I'd be grinning from ear to ear -- plenty more room to kaching!!!
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