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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism 1st Edition
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That is, Tea Partiers are heavily dominated by Americans averaging around 60 years old, overwhelmingly white, who feel--by reason of their age and generation--that they are superior citizens (perhaps the last "real Americans") who deserve huge, big-government, tax-funded benefits through Social Security and Medicare... but that younger Americans as a whole are leeches undeserving of ANY public benefits such as college grants and health care. By their own views in polls and statements, Tea Partiers express appalling racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-youth prejudices characteristic of the pre-civil-rights era they moslty grew up in. Unfortunately, polls and surveys (which YouthFacts details, [...]) show the Tea Party represents the views of a majority of senior citizens who are angry, hostile, and unwilling or unable to adapt to modern America's racial diversification.
Every older generation since Hesiod (700 BC), and probably long before, has bitterly criticized its young.Read more ›
I am very pleased that the authors were kind in their book to the nice elderly tea party types who are merely trying to recreate the good old days. I'm old myself and I loved the 1950's. But voting against my interests so rich people can get richer will not bring the 1950's back.
Finally, the book is written in a scholarly, yet folksy manner. Much more cogent, logical, informative and enjoyable to read than books I have read by Tea Party friendly radio and TV personalities.
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I bought this book expecting to learn a little more about the Tea Party. I was disappointed to discover the book spent more time bashing Fox News and nit picking the tea party than... Read morePublished 17 months ago by John Emery
If you want to know how the Tea Party really works, read this concise and thorough analysis by one of the world's most sophisticated political science experts, Theda Skocpol.Published 19 months ago by zombie64
I appreciated the social science analysis of the various elements of the Tea Party movement, including the reports of interactions with local activists, which seemed pretty... Read morePublished 22 months ago by one guy
This is the second book on the Tea Party I have read. The other book, Change They Can't Believe In, I also found very interesting and I recommend it. Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by Randolph Eck
I find it interesting comparing the reviews of this book itself in that the number of readers who give it 5 stars is just as close to those who give it a 1 star. Read morePublished on June 17, 2014 by jph