Keith Olbermann Reminds the Teabaggers that They Coined Their Own Name

On his MSNBC show Countdown, host Keith Olbermann reminded the teabaggers, who just now seem to have figured out what the name means, where the term teabagger came from. Hint: it wasn’t Maddow or Olbermann but the teabaggers themselves who coined the term.

Here is the video:

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Olbermann said, “It is as useful to remind them anew of how the term originated and with whom. A TV news report aired last March 14 in which a correspondent described the original protest act, ‘take a teabag, put it in an envelope, and mail it to the White House.’ He added, ‘reteaparty.com has a headline Teabag the Fools in D.C. on tax day.’ Thus the verb to teabag was invented by the teabaggers themselves, and the correspondent who put it on TV was a Griff Jenkins of Fox News. Send your complaints to him.”

The teabaggers coined their own name, without realizing what it also means, and then they blamed their critics for their stupidity. By the way, why did it take them so long to figure out what a teabagger is? Why has this outrage on their part flared up recently?

It is as if none of them know how to use Google. (I’ll help you out teabaggers. Google isn’t another sexual term. It is a search engine. Ask one of your grand kids to show you how it works). Olbermann is correct Fox News helped spread the term before MSNBC got a hold of it, but as we know in the teabagger mind, Fox News can do no wrong, so it is a given that they won’t believe Olbermann, or me for that matter.

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16 Replies to “Keith Olbermann Reminds the Teabaggers that They Coined Their Own Name”

  1. […] Keith Olbermann Reminds the Teabaggers that They Coined Their Own Name http://www.politicususa.com/en/Olbermann-Teabagger – view page – cached On his MSNBC show Countdown, host Keith Olbermann reminded the teabaggers, who just now seem to have figured out what the name means, where the term teabagger came from. Hint: it wasn’t Maddow or Olbermann but the teabaggers themselves who coined the term. […]

  2. Ok…that’s great. That sure is some serious investigative journalism Keith has undertaken. With all the serious issues – and there are many – affecting our nation they waste time on tracing the origin of an oft-used vulgarity? Way to utilize your resources, Keith.

    How does that excuse repeating a vile term to describe an entire group of people who have a philosophical point of view? How is that any different than hearing a black person call another black person the “N”-word and then start calling all black people by that reprehensible term? Have some class, Dems, and knock it off.

    The election in Massachusetts, of all places, has demonstrated that the people are sick and tired (after only a year) of the Leftist tyranny. Obama was elected (foolishly) to govern and he has failed miserably. Your Dems have rejected the will of the people and foisted a recklessly irresponsible agenda that is destroying our economy. How does victimizing small businesses and rank and file employees everywhere help?

    I shouldn’t say anything and just hope that your side keeps acting the fool because the Conservatives (not necessarily Republicans) are going to clean house. The party’s over, folks. The new ‘Thousand-year Reich’ lasted less than one. This just goes to show you can fool people for a while but first impressions are impossible to maintain when they aren’t genuine.

    – Dave in TPA

  3. There’s something wrong with that boy. He’s touched in the head, like Tingles before him and Ruth Buzzi after him.

  4. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. But calling Keith a lady may be too generous.

    He lies.

    The Tea Party never referred to themselves as teabaggers. The did suggest sending teabags to politicians. Not the same thing, Keith. But that difference may be too much for you’re little brain to understand.

    The term teabaggers was instigated by Keith, R. Maddow, and Anderson Cooper (who has apologized). Keith continues to use it even knowing the derogatory connotation.

    Give all this, when is he going to start talking about Barney Frank’s sexual proclivities in graphic terms??

  5. keith, your trouble with “teabaggers” is they confuse you…[has to be]
    you are NOT supposed to open the tea bag into your cup.
    you “steep” the tea in the bag.
    oh..look up the word “steep”..it has multiple meanings.
    if you are still not sure..ask a teabagger..,.seems like quite a few are around these days.

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  8. You guys are just pissy because we mock you for your idiot name that you yourself chose. But okay, I’ll stop calling you all teabaggers. How about Teatraitors instead? Has a nice treasony ring, don’t you think?

    … I forgot. Conservatives don’t know how to think. Their tiny peabrains would explode. Nevermind.

  9. How does he lie? Can you back this up?

    The article states that the Tea Party says TEABAG Washington D.C.

    Hence, TEABAGGERS. Now that they know it is a derogatory term, they are mad. At the wrong people, as usual.

    Please, back up your claim and prove us wrong.

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