We’ve noticed that Tea Party activists have a habit of unintentionally doing things to invite mockery upon themselves. Their use of tea bags as a political prop made it all too easy for liberal critics to refer to the group using a term for a sexual prank involving the scrotum. The full Revolutionary-era garb donned by their most devoted members without a hint of self-consciousness makes them appear less than serious and kind of insane. And then you have this trailer for a straight-to-DVD Tea Party documentary, which, with its vainglorious, Don LaFontaine–esque voice-over and melodramatic music, seems to be parodying the movement. But apparently, it isn’t. Regardless, your search for the perfect stocking stuffer is over.
Tea Party, the movie [Politico]