The peasant mentality lives on in America | Taibblog Matt Taibbi It took a good long while for news of the Teabag movement to penetrate the periphery of my consciousness â I kept hearing things about it and dismissing them, sure that the whole business was some kind of joke. Like a Daily Show invention, say. It pains me to say this as an American, but we are the only people on earth dumb enough to use a nationwide campaign of âteabag partiesâ as a form of mass protest, in the middle of a real economic crisis. Whatâs next? The Great Dirty Sanchez-In of 2010? A Million Man Felch? (Insert Rusty Trombone joke here).