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Date: April 13, 2008
Time: 8PM
Location: MSNBC
Source: thinkprogress.org
Description: Guest host, clearly aware of the meaning behind the TWSS, delivers a 2:40 minute story in which the TWSS is repeated over and over, including variations on the TWSS (for example: “Teabag Mouthpieces” and “That’s teabagging in a nutshell”) to hilarious effect. However, unlike host, almost no one referenced in story has any idea that a TWSS is even happening, which is how less-assuming phrases such as “We are going to be right in the middle of these teabaggers” is even possible. File under: CLASSICS.

Comments (39)
  1. Welp, that’s teabagging in a nutshell.

  2. Dick Army came up with tea bagging? Oh man, that is funny as fuck.

  3. there’s NO WAY that these guys didn’t know what they were doing. this guy is going on about “tight-lips”, “dick army”, this is awesome but definitely intentional.
    duh.

    • mylou  |   Posted on Apr 14th, 2009 +21

      full-throated
      lick spending
      going nuts
      tongue-lashing
      in a nutshell
      firm support
      tight-lipped
      up-close-and-personal taste

      This is even better than Maddow’s take the other day, because it’s so much more straight-faced.

  4. Dick Army.

  5. Um, Gabe.

    “We can only speculate why wide-spread teabagging made Cavuto think of the Million Man March, unless he got them confused with Dick Army. And in Cavuto’s defense, if you’re planning simultaneous teabagging all around the country, you’re going to need a… Dick Army.”

    I don’t know about “seemingly unaware.”

  6. There’s only one name funnier than Dick Army and that’s Dick Pole…

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  7. ohhhh man, that was ten times better than i imagined. pure gold.

    if you’re planning simultaneous teabagging all around the country you’re gonna need a Dick Army.

    -dead-

  8. I saw Widespread Teabagging at Bonneroo last year. They rocked.

  9. “It’s going to be TEABAGGING for the right wing and they are going NUTS for it”
    The parties are “toothless” but “full-throated” about their goals, and wanted to give president Obama a strong “tongue-lashing” and “lick” gov’t spending.
    Sean Hannity is looking forward to an “up-close and personal taste of teabagging”

    THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST.

  10. an up close and personal taste of teabagging themselves. too many favorite parts, right in the middle of the teabaggers, and obviously dick army.

  11. OH OH I found another one! “spending they did not oppose when they were under presidents BUSH……and reagan.”

    This is too good!!!!

  12. MrCrothers  |   Posted on Apr 14th, 2009 +20

    Anyone else think its interesting that these protests are going on today in a city that actually has no real congressional representation itself? If the spirit of the tea bagging is taxation without representation, it should be the residents of DC that are doing the tea bagging here.

    The question is, is DC flexible enough to tea bag itself?

  13. Wow, I’ll never see the Million Man March the same way again…

  14. Whoever wrote the copy deserves an award. And not an Internet Award, a REAL award. This is awesome.

  15. Ha ha.

    What’s teabagging?

  16. Ohh, I’m dying, no funny comment from me, just dying. God, I can’t breathe my throat is so clogged.

  17. Ohh, I’m dying, no funny comment from me, just dying. God, I can’t breathe my throat is so clogged.

  18. Mary Mouse  |   Posted on Apr 14th, 2009 +1

    WOW. I want a transcript of this so that I can frame it and hang it on my wall.

    • DAVID SHUSTER, HOST: For most Americans, Wednesday, April 15th will be Tax Day. But in our fourth story tonight: It?s going to be teabagging day for the right-wing and they’re going nuts for it. Thousands of them whipped out the festivities early this past weekend, and while the parties are officially toothless, the teabaggers are full-throated about their goals.
      They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending-spending they did not oppose when they were under presidents Bush and Reagan. They oppose Mr. Obama?s tax rates-which will be lower for most of them-and they oppose the tax increases Mr. Obama is imposing on the rich, whose taxes will skyrocket to a rate about 10 percent less than it was under Reagan. That?s teabagging in a nut shell.

      Taking its inspiration from the Boston Tea Party when colonists tossed British tea into the sea because the tax in it had not been voted on by their own duly-elected representatives-that?s exactly the opposite, of course, of today?s taxes, known in some quarters as taxation with representation.

      But as “New York Times” columnist, Paul Krugman, points out today, this time, the tea bagging is not a spontaneous uprising. The people who came up with it are a familiar circle of Republicans, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, both of whom have firm support from right-wing financiers and lobbyists. As well as Washington prostitute patron, Senator David Vitter, who has issued statements in support of teabagging but is publicly tight-lipped.

      Then there was the media, specifically the FOX News Channel, including Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Both are looking forward to an up close and personal taste of teabagging themselves at events this Wednesday. But most amusing of all is Neil Cavuto, a member of the network?s executive committee. Neil?s online bio says he joined the network in July of 1996, three months before the FOX News Channel went on the air.

      Cavuto, defending his network?s proportion of teabagging said, quote, “We are going to be right in middle of these teabaggers, because at FOX, we do not pick and choose these rallies and protests. We were there for the Million Man March.

      Can we roll that footage, the FOX News coverage of the Million Man March backing in October of ?95?

      Of course, the Million Man March occurred, as NewsHounds.org points out, almost a year before FOX News was on the air.

      We can only speculate why widespread teabagging made Cavuto think of the Million Man March, unless he got them confused with Dick Armey. And in Cavuto?s defense, if you are planning simultaneous teabagging all around the country, you?re going to need a Dick Armey.

      • Mary Mouse  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

        Thank you so much!! I think it’s even better read than spoken. Also, commenter TD, it seems appropriate that I am listening to a Dick Hyman album as I type this.

  19. Jenn  |   Posted on Apr 14th, 2009 0

    The teabaggers are full-throated…yeah…those guys were in power for the last eight years. Awesome.

  20. Sack it to ‘em, true patriots!

  21. Sorry Mr. Powers, I think this one’s just a bit better.

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  22. too good! almost better than Rachel Maddow. the teabagging jokes are not getting old for me.

  23. I forgot about Peter Bonerz. Pretty good one but he’s no Rusty Kuntz…

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  24. Who’s up for seeing some teabaggers give a sexy black man a tongue lashing? I know I am. :)

  25. teabag me, baby.

  26. O.M.G. “You’re gonna need a dick army?” Schuster said that? With this redickulous segment and the Million Man March jab, I’m a fan.

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