A “teavangelist” (tea party supporter + evangelist) is a Christian minister who supports the tea party’s political agenda. “Teavangelist” has been cited in print since at least April 2010. An earlier use of “teavangelist” meant “an evangelist for tea” (instead of coffee or other drinks).
The term received national exposure on MSNBC’a The Rachel Maddow Show on July 12, 2011, in a discussion of the religious support for Texas Governor Rick Perry to run for president. Wayne Slater of the Dallas (TX) Morning News said that Perry had received the support of what was being called the “teavangelists.”
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From: Michael Plant
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:26:21 GMT
Local: Tues, Mar 15 2005 10:26 am
Subject: Re: The term “teavangelist”
[Joanne on “teavangelist,” presumably]
> I saw this term on this website: http://www.mingcha.com.hk
> I don’t know if it was invented by them.
Alright, I wasn’t going to say this, but if you absolutely must know, I invented this term in 1957, and I have turned over all rights to Melinda. All others are upstarts. Pay her, not me.
18 April 2010
Tea Party Activists’ Media Attention Doesn’t Add Up
It’s pretty clear where you are politically. Heck, 63% of you look to Fox News to give you your political insights and one of your favorites is inflammatory teavangelist Glenn Beck. And yes, it’s pretty clear the vast majority of us now that Fox News is a Republican mouthpiece.
Obama a Christian? Bad news if you are a Teavangelist….
…but it could be worse. Enough with the Judeo-Christian stuff. How about some Islamo-Mormon values? There are similarities, out on the extremes.
This entry was posted on November 18, 2010, 4:49 pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Let’s skip the recession, go straight to depression
I believe that the GOP hard liners and the teavangelists would truly like to push us into a depression and keep us there until famine and starvation become more powerful tools to use against the former middle class than is unemployment.
Jun. 24, 2011 - 9:57 AM EST
Replublitards will vote for whomever their master Fox news tells them to vote for....Most cons can’t think for themselves, and is proven daily with the lame talking points recited on this website and all news shows....Pull your heads out you teavangelists and start thinking for yourselves....
Commented 5 days ago in Politics
“I really think the Teavangelists are willing to allow a U.S. default. These are not rational people.”
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