The Tea Party movement is on the rise, and so, too is Tea Party mockery. Here's a roundup of some of the best jokes, cartoons, and other humor poking fun at the Tea Partiers.
View a collection of the most ridiculous Tea Party protest signs of all time, including the best and worst uses of "Teabonics" -- the exciting new dialect of the English language created by spelling-challenged, reality-impaired Teabaggers.
View a gallery of political cartoons about the Tea Party movement and Tea Partiers, also known as Teabaggers.
"We needed to have the press be our friend ... We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported." —Nevada GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, during an interview with Fox News
Read late-night jokes about the Tea Party and teabaggers.
MSNBC's David Shuster describes the parties as "full-throated" and "toothless," adding that they wanted to give Obama a "strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending." He also joked that the GOP was "going nuts" for teabagging but would "need a Dick Armey."
Jon Stewart: "The tea parties are about smaller government, lower taxes. When you get Republicans involved, that's when the crazy comes out. And then nobody will take your Hitler-Obama signs seriously."
Stephen Colbert says that perverts are sullying the patriotic act of a taxpayer rising up, standing over his government, and delivering his opinion into the mouth of power.
Bill Maher: "The problem with the tea party movement, besides their almost universal rejection of dentistry, is that they want money for nothing and chicks for free. They want a deregulated free market and their jobs to stay here in the US; they want guaranteed health coverage regardless of preexisting conditions without a big government mandate; they want to call themselves teabaggers and people to keep a straight face."
SNL's Bill Hader, appearing as James Carville, has some fun at the teabaggers' expense: "You can't dress how you dress and not expect jokes. You're wearing colonial costumes. And not even the whole costume...Which founding father wore the tri-corner hat with an Orlando Magic jersey?"