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View from the Top: Report on Six National Tea Party Organizations

Devin Burghart

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the six national organizational networks at the core of the Tea Party movement: FreedomWorks, 1776 Tea Party, Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Patriots, Patriot Action Network ... More


Astroturf versus Grass Roots: Scenes from Early Tea Party Mobilization1

Clarence Y. H. Lo

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter takes on the much-disputed question of whether the Tea Party is Astroturf or grassroots. The Astroturf metaphor asserts that conservative leadership organizations provided resources, ... More


The Rise of the Tea Party

Christine Trost and Lawrence Rosenthal

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the emergence of the Tea Party movement in the wake of Barack Obama's inauguration as president in 2009. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is ... More


Of Mama Grizzlies and Politics: Women And The Tea Party

Melissa Deckman

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter offers a preliminary assessment of women who support the Tea Party. Using data from a cross-sectional, national survey jointly conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the ... More


The Tea Party and the Religious Right Movements: Frenemies with Benefits

Peter Montgomery

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter takes up the question of the relations between the religious right and the Tea Party. In its split between libertarianism and social conservatism, the Tea Party is writing a new chapter ... More


The Past and Future of Race in the Tea Party Movement

Joseph Lowndes

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the role of race and racism in the Tea Party movement. It argues that race is indeed central to the Tea Party movement, but in ways not fully appreciated by its supporters or ... More


Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. In the wake of Obama's election, as commentators proclaimed the “death of conservatism,” Tax Day rallies and Tea Party ... More


Grand Old Tea Party: Partisan Polarization and the Rise of the Tea Party Movement

Alan I. Abramowitz

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the sources of support for the Tea Party movement within the American public. It also explains why the Tea Party movement emerged when it did, immediately following the election ... More


The Future of the Tea Party: Scoring an Invitation to the Republican Party

Martin Cohen

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the Tea Party's likely effect on the Republican Party. It explores the criteria needed for movement newcomers to have an effect on the established parties, and then analyzes the ... More


The Tea Party in Historical Perspective: A Conservative Response to a Crisis of Political Economy

Charles Postel

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues against the populist nature of the Tea Party by closely comparing it to the history of American populism. Instead, it turns to America's conservative tradition as the appropriate ... More


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