BTW, the Party's name is "The Tea Party". People should not be disrespected because of their beliefs unless they posit hate and violence towards others or illegal/immoral actions.
The term "tea bagging" refers to something else entirely and should be removed from the thread. People belonging to the Tea Party do not deserve that disrespect, just as the Democrats, Republicans (and not "Republicons" - yet another divisive and repugnant reference) and everyone else should not be disrespected for their beliefs.
I think those insulting references should be corrected. None of us, no matter what our political identification might be is deserving of that and it infringes or comes too damned close to infringing on the TOS.
This is a Community of people with widely divergent and diverse beliefs, ideas and feelings.
If that can't be honored and respected, then nothing should be said/written at all.