Grover Norquist, who constantly whines about paying taxes, has compared describing Tea Party morons as “tea baggers” to using the word “nigger.” And Tea Baggers sure do have it rough. They’ve had to deal with that horrible slur for, oh, 18 months now. In unrelated news, a poll showed they feel too much has been made of the problems facing black people.
Here is Grover’s quote in full:
“This remark is the equivalent of using the ’n’ word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and with a smirk. It is indefensible to use this word. The president knows what it means, and his people know what it means. The public thought we reached a new low of incivility during the Clinton administration. Well, the Obama administration has just outdone them,” ATR president Grover Norquist tells Inside the Beltway.
So Grover Norquist has no black friends or grasp on history, distant or recent. That much is clear right away. But why even ascribe such sinister motivations to those of us who love to use the term? It’s pretty simple: Americans love of a cheap, easy, dirty pun. If you hang bags of tea from your tri-cornered hat, people are probably going to mention the fact that dunking a nutsack into your mouth shares the phrase.
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