Rightwingers, who had no problem denouncing opponents of the Iraq War as un-American, are outraged that hatebloggers use the term teabagging to describe tea parties, such as the September 19 Milwaukee Tea Party.
Thing is, the term teabagging did not enter the lexicon until (as noted by the illusory tenant) Fox News' Griff Jenkins, covering the incredibly racially diverse anti-Obama rallies, alluded to how some protesters said they were going to teabag the White House.
The Brawler subsequently heard tea partiers refer to themselves as holding tea bag rallies, etc.
But give Griff credit: The unwitting use of the term captured perfectly the general witlessness of the protests, a refusal to deal with reality that most palpably manifests itself in hilariously overblown estimates of crowd sizes.
Charlie Sykes and his compatriots on the right, however, would never seize on such a gaffe in ridiculing the other. Right?
Just in! Tea partiers self-identifying as teabaggers at a Washington DC tea party in February. Funny how in the interweb era a case of sign fail can brand a "movement."