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The riotous tea parties and angry town hall meetings of the past few years have thrown American politics into turmoil. Americans should have seen this revolt coming: populist movements have always arisen in times of economic hardship and uncertainty. In Mad As Hell, pollsters Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen use extensive and original research to explore the mind and heart of this populist uprising and explain how it is reshaping American politics—whether politicians and elite journalists like it or not.
The Tea Party movement is an authentic grassroots movement of concerned American citizens demanding to be heard by an out-of-touch political establishment. Their concerns are real and their issues are legitimate, the authors maintain; moreover, the new populism is here to stay, and it has already changed our politics for the better.
In Mad As Hell, Rasmussen and Schoen have produced an authoritative guide to the new populism, featuring a combination of proprietary polling data, political analysis, results from online focus groups, and interviews with on-the-ground players. This updated edition includes a new afterword, featuring data and analysis from the November 2010 midterm elections and what we should look for in the 2012 elections. It is a must-read for anyone interested in American electoral politics.
Pedestrian account of the seething unrest in the Silent Majority (soon to be the Silenced Minority).Published 2 months ago by Kenneth M. Steele
This book gives the facts on the Tea Party movement in the U.S.A. It may appeal more to the conservative who believes in small government than a liberal who favors a large... Read morePublished 3 months ago by GPS user
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Tea Party Movement. The book is very well written and very interestingPublished 8 months ago by Brenda S. Geist
I'm not a tea party whacko. Only bought this for a paper. Stupid book. Not recommended unless you need a reference for the tea party nuts.Published 16 months ago by B. J. Dzomba
The history of the Tea Party and its potential was well documented in this book. It is now somewhat dated, but at the time the information was useful.Published 22 months ago by Gary Bates Bell
As a first foray into reading directly about "Tea Party" politics, I doubt if I could have picked a more representative book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
Scott Rasmussen is an independent public opinion pollster, and the author of The People's Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt; Douglas E. Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Steven H Propp
I thought it was a good short review of the tea party movement. But i have not yet read any others for comparison. Read morePublished on December 26, 2011 by Terry Jennrich