An ineffectual political statement; first used by John Stewart of the Daily Show to describe the astroturf (faux-grassroots) "Tea Party" events sponsored by conservative political action committees and promoted by Fox News to express unfocused frustration at Republican political losses and the actions of the Obama Administration. Noteable for its reference to the vulgar gesture inflicted on passed-out fraternity boys by their "brothers."
"*SOME* Americans are expressing their First Amendment rights by . . . tea-bagging the White House." -Fox News. Man, I just heard about some whackos committing a Political Teabagging on Fox News!