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.
What Does the Tea Party Stand For?
August 1, 2012