Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Rhonda Bodfield of the Arizona Daily Star has a report today about the faux outrage coming from the Tucson Tea Party over being "slandered" by the use of the term "teabagger." Potential sexual slur in release raises Tea Partiers' ire; Uhlich apologizes This is known as manufacturing a story from nothing.
Let me help you out with a little research you obviously did not do, Rhonda. It was the Tea Party Patriots and their free advertising promotions at Faux News who first used the term "teabaggers" as you can see from this report below from the Rachel Maddow Show from this past April.
It was only after it was pointed out to these wingnuts that the term also has a sexual connotation, something they could have easily discovered from a search of the Urban Dictionary: teabagger, that they clutched their pearls and feigned offense over use of the term. Here are a couple of the other definitions of "teabagger" at the Urban Dictionary (there are many more) that Rhonda conveniently failed to mention in her report:
A whining fool shouting loudly for liberty but not willing to pay the bill.
A conservative activist who is so ignorant that they protest against tax cuts (that benefit them) by throwing tea into a river.
Just last week, Kathryn Jean Lopez (aka "K-Lo"), the queen of wingnuttia, wrote Re: Teabagger - Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner on National Review Online
I suspect many of the people who will happily describe their movement as such will not really know of or not particularly care about the definition 360 and the rest are into. I may be delusional, but I think the American Revolution still trumps the urban dictionary in much of the country.
Shorter K-Lo: Who cares how the Urban Dictionary defines “teabaggers”? The important thing is that’s what the patriots in Boston called themselves in 1773 (not really).
K-Lo says to embrace your inner "teabagger" wingnuts, and stop pretending to be offended by a term that you yourselves coined and used freely back in April.
A note to the Karin Uhlich campaign: you had nothing to apologize for and you should not have apologized.