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Did someone ask where tea parties originiated? Get your facts straight.

The current tea party movement was triggered in part by impassioned comments by CNBC reporter Rick Santelli on the latest bailout in February. These sparks light the wildfire which grew into the April 15 parties. The United States has had a long history of grass roots movements protesting high taxes and other encroachments by government on fundamental liberties. The most famous tea party was the Boston Tea Party in 1773 where the colonists destroyed loads of tea rather than pay the high taxes on the beverage of choice in that time, tea. This protest eventually leads to the British Parliament's repeal of the unpopular tax.
The term teabagging came from a liberal, of course another classless loon.


Asked by Anonymous at 8:30 AM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You don't expect people who hang out on the internet to actually perform the occasional Google search for facts or more information, do you? It's so much easier to just run with assumptions, their limited view of the world, and what their best friend of a friend of a friends' sister, 3 times removed, told them in the strictest confidence...right?! lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Gosh! You mean they originated from THE LIBERAL MSM??

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Apr. 14, 2009