On April 14th, 2009 Anderson Cooper and others helped put the meme of “teabagging” out into the aether as an insulting shorthand for tea party protests. The term, of course, is of a sexual nature (not safe for work) and it was meant to solely to ridicule tea partiers. In the last year, I’ve mused aloud about the term and the difference between a “bagger” and a “baggee”.
So on this anniversary of the term being put into the mainstream, we take it back:
Part of me wishes we could take the high road and ignore it, but the rules seemed to have changed — and they were written by a man named Alinsky.