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. Congressional Attacks on Welfare, 1980–2004

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the forces shaping the contemporary welfare backlash that led to the passage of 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) and continues to ... More


How the Tea Party Boosts the GOP and Prods It Rightward

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/9780199832637.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on three phases in the intricate and unfolding relationship between the GOP and the Tea Party. It starts with the role of the Tea Party in the 2010 elections. It then examines ... 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


Introduction: “I Want My Country Back!”

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/9780199832637.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter begins by tracing the modern-day Tea Party's rise to prominence. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to address questions such as: What is the Tea Party, taken as ... 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


The Tea Party and American Democracy

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/9780199832637.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the overall implications of the Tea Party phenomenon. It asks how might elite and grassroots Tea Party forces figure in the election of 2012. It then reflects on the paradoxes ... 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


The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

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 ... More


What They Believe: Ideas and Passions

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/9780199832637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the political beliefs of Tea Party members. These include their determination to restore twenty-first century US government to the Constitutional principles articulated by the ... More


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