Some stuff just makes me laugh. Joe the Plumber on being called a “tea bagger” at work:
“Tea Bagger” has traditionally been a derogatory slur used to intimidate, put down, humiliate and otherwise taunt, smear, bully or just discriminate against gays – usually gay men – based on a sex act that gay men apparently made popular.
Decorum prevents me from describing it – they got this thing called “Google” now for that – but suffice it to say that the double-standard for what Democrats can say and what conservatives can say continues unabated, but still I thought to myself, did this guy think I’m gay, or was he making a statement of my political affiliation?
Suppose for a minute that we accept the fiction that “tea bagger” was at one time an anti-gay slur….why would it only USUALLY be used against gay *men*?