A last-minute demonstration, organized by a coalition of 30 conservative organizations  and featuring actor Jon Voight, filled the West Lawn of Capitol Hill on Saturday afternoon. President Obama arrived later in the afternoon to meet with Democratic congressmen , and the chief executive encountered the shouts of the conservative protesters as he entered the halls of Congress.
CNN's Anderson Cooper was among the first to use the "tea-bagging" or "tea-bagger" term almost a year ago on April 14, 2009 . Since then, the vulgar reference has been used by many liberal members of the mainstream media, including Chris Matthews  and Keith Olbermann  of MSNBC, CNN's Candy Crowley , and more recently, by left-wing radio flamethrower Mike Malloy .
-Matthew Balan is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here .