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The Resource The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism, Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism, Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

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The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism
Title
The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 study, the author, a political scientists, and co-author go beyond the inevitable photos of protesters in Colonial costumes and tricorn hats and knee breeches to provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to "big government" entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving "freeloaders" including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young. At the national level, Tea Party elites and funders leverage grassroots energy to further longstanding goals such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation of business, and privatization of the very same Social Security and Medicare programs on which many grassroots Tea Partiers depend. Elites and grassroots are nevertheless united in hatred of Barack Obama and determination to push the Republican Party sharply to the right. This book combines portraits of local Tea Party members and chapters with an overarching analysis of the movement's rise, impact, and likely fate. The paperback edition will be updated to bring the discussion up to the present, including the Republican Presidential primary race in early 2012
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skocpol, Theda
Dewey number
320.520973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2391.T43
LC item number
S56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williamson, Vanessa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Tea Party movement
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatism
  • Tea Party movement
  • United States
  • Konservativismus
  • Tea-Party-Bewegung
  • Tea Party movement
  • Conservatism
  • Tea Party movement
  • Conservatism
  • Tea Party movement
  • Conservatism
  • USA
Label
The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism, Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I want my country back! -- Behind the costumes and signs: who are the Tea Partiers? -- What they believe: ideas and passions -- Mobilized grassroots and roving billionaires: the panoply of Tea Party organizations -- Getting the word out: the media as cheerleader and megaphone -- How the Tea Party boosts the GOP and prods it rightward -- The Tea Party and American democracy
Control code
ocn724665659
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780199832637
Lccn
2011038685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199832637
  • (OCoLC)724665659
Label
The Tea Party and the remaking of Republican conservatism, Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I want my country back! -- Behind the costumes and signs: who are the Tea Partiers? -- What they believe: ideas and passions -- Mobilized grassroots and roving billionaires: the panoply of Tea Party organizations -- Getting the word out: the media as cheerleader and megaphone -- How the Tea Party boosts the GOP and prods it rightward -- The Tea Party and American democracy
Control code
ocn724665659
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780199832637
Lccn
2011038685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199832637
  • (OCoLC)724665659

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