At least according to Jonathon Alter. I’ll give him credit that our President didn’t do it on National TV. But it tells us where he is coming from. Most of the people in the Tea Party movement would not have known why the term “tea-bagger” would induce such sniggers on the left, until it was explained to them in excruciating detail.
I’m trying to imagine the reaction if Bush had described Code Pink protesters as “truck drivers”. But he had too much class to go anywhere near there. Obama lacks any such class or constraint. He is starting to come across as low-life.
My wife is very active in the Tea Party movement and I’m a great supporter. But the President of the United States of America smeared her with a term previously restricted to homosexual circles. How does this help him?