We’ve gotten quite a few emails on the issue of tea-bagging nomenclature. This one though sort of stood out for us. Our main takeaway being that there seem to be at least a few reasonably hip right-wing activists …
I am not a “Tea Bagger” or a “Right Wing Activist” and my like-minded community members are NOT either. Please, to be credible, you must get your facts straight. I may have performed the “Tea Bagging” procedure in my own sexual life but do not perform it at public forums (maybe you have wishful thinking for your own selves possibly not having experienced that method?) What I do do is practice “Tea Party” style activism based on the principles created by citizens from our own history and protected under the First Amendment, which also protects you. And, although, I appreciate be compared to a “Right-Wing Activist” I must say that I do not meet that criteria. I am a middle class woman, I run a family of four and a small business.
I will be attending my local town hall meetings and communicating to my local representatives my position on these current subjects. I expect my local representatives to respectfully listen to my position just as they listen to the positions of all of their constituents and adhere to the process of our Democratic Republic. We are not a democracy, we are a Democratic Republic. There are very important distinctions between the two. In addition, we are not a “progressive” republic either…although we do have a portion of citizens who subscribe to the “progressive” philosophy.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.