Saith Coop, “I think it’s an incorrect statement to say I was, in any way, trying to disparage legitimate protests.” Really? Watch the clip from last month and decide for yourself. The most telling moment here comes about halfway through when he defends himself by insisting the phrase was, after all, “used and adopted” by tea partiers. I admit to not having paid laserlike attention to how the parties were promoted but I don’t recall many protesters referring to themselves as “teabaggers” or their activities as “teabagging.” They mailed teabags to Obama and other politicians but that’s as close as it got to innuendo, which isn’t very close at all. Am I misremembering or is Cooper simply inventing facts to defect blame? Click the image to watch.

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