return to teabagging (UNCLASSIFIED)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 10 00:45:06 UTC 2010

I was being somewhat charitable, but, yes, initially "teabagging" was
something that the teabaggers were going to do and thought of it as a
good thing. I simply extrapolated that "teabagger" would have similarly
positive connotation among them--at least, in the early months of
teabagging ("Teabag Obama before he teabags you!" and all that). This is
certainly not the connotation *I* attach when I use the term.


On 11/9/2010 4:15 PM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
>> Aside from the debate on whether a "teabagger" is a derogatory term or
>> one of endearment,
> What debate?  Surely you aren't suggesting that the term has ever been
> used as a term of endearment.

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