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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


Top Conservatives and Grassroots Leaders: The Women behind the Tea Party

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the women who make up the leadership of national Tea Party groups as well as the role other conservative women are playing in the Tea Party. This chapter also provides a look ... 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


Mobilized Grassroots and Roving Billionaires: The Panoply of Tea Party Organizations

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the organizations and networks that make up the Tea Party, drawing on publicly available evidence, in-depth personal interviews, and local observations. It starts ... More


Don’t Think of an Online Elephant

David Karpf

in The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199898367
eISBN:
9780199949717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898367.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The first 5 chapters of the book are primarily concerned with left-wing interest groups. This is for the simple reason that there is no right-wing analogue to MoveOn, Democracy for America, or ... 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


Getting the Word Out: The Media as Cheerleader and Megaphone

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses how the structure and dynamics of US communications media provided Tea Party organizers with the publicity and access needed to flourish and have a major impact on governance. ... More


Behind the Costumes and Signs: Who Are the Tea Partiers?

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the people who have found the Tea Party idea compelling. It locates Tea Party people in US society, showing that they are overwhelmingly older white citizens, relatively well ... More


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