In quick response to Drudge's pondering, a fellow Twitter member piped up: "Teabagger, teabagger, teabagger, teabagger, teabagger, teabagger, teabagger, apparently you can, though I am in San Diego."
Drudge's question was asked during a lull of the Donald Sterling, Clippers scandal. There were no links to any updates on the Drudge Report that day.
In the wake of the release of tape recordings of Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments, the NBA has banned the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for life. Now Drudge is questioning the breadth of the city's social sensitivity as an election cycle looms.
In 2009, preceding the elections that overturned the House, "teabagger" was often used as a derogatory label for members of the Tea Party who were quite influential in that election. That year, the New Oxford American Dictionary listed it as one of the finalists for "Word of the Year." According to Oxford, the term defined "a person who protests President Obama's tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as "Tea Party" protests (in allusion to the Boston Tea Party of 1773)."
A footnote comment was made about the other definition: "It should be noted that the term "teabagger" appears on the Oxford list because of the usage cited on that list, not because of any other meaning."
Los Angeles has become known as the "mecca" of political correctness (PC) gone amuck since the county determined that disk drives with IDE connections contained language that could be interpreted as discriminatory or offensive in nature. Snopes confirmed that according to a memo from the division manager for purchasing and contract services in the Internal Services Department at the County of Los Angeles, use of the common technological terms "master" and "slave" was not acceptable as an identification label. Vendors were requested to "remove" and change the language.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the Drudge Report storyboard of Donald Sterling headlines no longer reign but are still updated. The latest update link is: New Sterling Audio: 'How Could You Think I'm A Racist?'