What Does the Tea Party Stand For?

August 1, 2012
The Tea Party is a phenomenon of modern American politics. It made its debut  in 2009, when a commentator on CNBC went on a rant about bailing out underwater mortgages. Shortly thereafter, the Tea Party was branded as anti-big government with a serious libertarian streak. In her book, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, Harvard professor Theda Skocpol wrote a real comprehensive analysis of what the Tea Party really stands for. Kara Miller talks with Skocpol about the nuances of the Tea Party. 

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