Yes, Keith Olbermann and other pundits (paging Anderson Cooper) had a field day with the right wing’s adoption of “tea bagging” as the driving metaphor behind their Tax Day protests. But no, the double entendres didn’t start “on the blogs,” as Bill O’Reilly’s “nice lady” guest Amanda Carpenter indignantly suggested on his show — the term has a long and storied etymological past.

Perhaps GOP grass-roots organizers should spend a little time with the Urban Dictionary before deciding how to frame their next PR strategy. However, given the recent findings about red states’ consumption of pornography, their apparent ignorance about the term seems a tad disingenuous, perhaps?

First, here’s the Olbermann clip from MSNBC:

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And here we have O’Reilly’s outrage (from YouTube):

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