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Shuster: If you plan on ‘tea bagging all around the country, you’re going to need a Dick Armey.’

By Amanda Terkel on April 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm

"Shuster: If you plan on ‘tea bagging all around the country, you’re going to need a Dick Armey.’"

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On MSNBC’s Countdown yesterday, David Shuster — filling in for Keith Olbermann — took Fox News to task for so aggressively promoting the right wing’s anti-Obama tea parties. Shuster pointed out that “tea bagging is not a spontaneous uprising,” adding:

The people who came up with it are a familiar circle of Republicans, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, both of whom have firm support from right wing financiers and lobbyists. … We can only speculate why widespread tea bagging made [Neil] Cavuto think of the Million Man march, unless he got them confused with Dick Armey. And in Cavuto’s defense, if you are planning simultaneous tea bagging all around the country, you’re going to need a Dick Armey.

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