After reading the thread on Tea Baggers, I concur that Tea Baggers brought this name on themselves. God, your own people are wearing hats with tea bags on them!
It is unfortunate that there is a negative value to the name Tea Bagger, but you should have addressed that before the national media took on the term. This is a political message board, which is not the place for the overly sensitive. Those are not my words, they come from the thread. I feel I have made an extensive effort to give you a fair chance to defend Tea Baggers. You made your bed, now you have to lie in it.
Politically, Tea Baggers have made threats against people like CNN's Anderson Cooper, which makes your group borderline terrorists. Clean up your act, or continue to live with the consequences of your behavior.