So some of the wingers finally figured out that there was a drawback to calling their weird and incoherent anti-government demonstrations “tea bag parties“. Commentators from across the spectrum have been yucking it up at their expense for weeks, and Rachel Maddow and Anna Marie Cox had an epic piss-take on the whole thing last week on MSNBC. Now Powerline’s not just upset but offended . . . offended, mind you.
An obscene insult
. . . notoriously derided the tea party demonstrations . . . reference to the practice of teabagging (which I had never heard of before they brought it up) . . . “journalists” used the rallies as an occasion for childish sexual innuendoes . . . obscene teabag “joke” was repeated 51 times . . . like a juvenile student . . . he seems to think the phenomenon is a big ball of fun [Well, I'd be tempted to say it's two big balls of fun . . . but that would be juvenile - KTK] . . . Cooper is widely reputed to be homosexual. Maddow and Sullivan are of course public homosexuals. It is funny in an ironic sort of way that these folks choose to disparage the tea party protestors from somewhere inside the homosexual subculture . . . rather seriously insulted the citizens who colorfully took to the streets to air respectable views . . . If they had any decency . . . vile reference to sexual practices . . .
Oh, my. Oh, my.
But really, you can relax. Nobody is insulting you. Certainly nobody is being “obscene”. They’re making fun of you because you’re prissy, oblivious, self-absorbed morons. It’s different.
And please spare the “homosexual subculture” your no doubt sincere concern. It’s not “disparaging” to compare you to teabaggers. It’s just hilarious that you’ve been calling yourselves that without knowing what it means, and you are so obviously the kind of people who would be aghast to realize it. (Um . . . refer back to your own quotes, just above. See? Like that.) It’s not an ironic insult for gays to call you teabaggers; it’s open mockery.
The point is that you’re a joke. That’s why it’s possible to use your own chosen name for your movement as a joke. Nobody needs to insult you. Nobody cares. But you’re good for a laugh!