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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.

Author: Theda Skocpol; Vanessa Williamson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011.
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On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli delivered a dramatic rant against Obama administration programs to shore up the plunging housing market. Invoking the Founding Fathers and ridiculing "losers" who could not pay their mortgages, Santelli called for "Tea Party" protests. Over the next two years, conservative activists took to the streets and airways, built hundreds of local Tea Party groups, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Skocpol, Theda.
Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theda Skocpol; Vanessa Williamson
ISBN: 9780199912834 0199912831 128342746X 9781283427463 9780199832637 0199832633 9786613427465 6613427462
OCLC Number: 772844644
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction : "I Want My Country Back!"; 1. Behind the Costumes and Signs: Who Are the Tea Partiers?; 2. What They Believe: Ideas and Passions; 3. Mobilized Grassroots and Roving Billionaires: The Panoply of Tea Party Organizations; 4. Getting the Word Out: The Media as Cheerleader and Megaphone; 5. How the Tea Party Boosts the GOP and Prods It Rightward; 6. The Tea Party and American Democracy; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

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In this penetrating new study, Skocpol of Harvard University, one of today's leading political scientists, and co-author Williamson go beyond the inevitable photos of protesters in tricorn hats and  Read more...
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"[E]xceptionally informative." -- Timothy Noah, The New York Times Book Review "The authors pepper firsthand anecdotes with extensive-and at times weighty-statistical and polling data...A timely Read more...

 
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