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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
The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA,c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theda Skocpol; Vanessa Williamson
ISBN: 9780199912834 0199912831
OCLC Number: 772844644
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (258 p.)
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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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 weighed in with votes and money to help right-wing Republicans win electoral victories in 2010. In this penetrating new study, Harvard University's Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson.

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