Which brings us to douchebaggery, defined by the Urban Dictionary as a philosophy "holding that no one other than [one- self] matters in the least bit, and thus that others can and should be treated like excrement for little or no reason." In Washington, douchebaggery has become synonymous with milquetoast political platforms, soulless candidates and antipopulist Establishmentarian politics. To wit, Comedy Central's South Park substituted an oversized douchebag (named "Giant Douche") for John Kerry in an episode about the 2004 presidential campaign.Likewise, decades of activism by abolitionists (teabaggers) forced the president to take on the Souths agricultural oligarchy (douchebags) and begin the process of ending the institution of slavery. Teabaggers like W'liam Jennings Bryan, rural populist parties and labor activists railing against "crosses of gold" set the stage for Theodore Roosevelt to break from fellow Republicans and begin trust-busting the corporate douchebags of the early 20th century. And those same teabaggers helped set the stage for [Franklin Delano Roosevelt]'s transformative douchebag rout in the 1930s.Progressives remained the dominant rabble-rousing teabaggers from the Great Depression until the 1970s, winning battles not only for the New Deal, but for civil rights legislation and the end of the Vietnam War. Slowly, however, through icons like William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater and ultimately Ronald Reagan, conservatives figured out how to package their Establishment agenda of tax cuts, deregulation and privatization in the argot of outsider populism. By claiming "extremism is no vice " railing on "welfare queens," and insisting "government is the problem," the Right discovered how to wrap corporate douchbaggery in a teabag.