The Tea Party Explained

Author: Yuri Maltsev
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698312
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The Tea Party Explained from the Author: Yuri Maltsev. The Tea Party first attracted the media spotlight with Rick Santelli’s televised rant against the government’s bailout of mortgage borrowers on February 19, 2009, which instantly went viral as a video. As the authors document, however, “tea parties” associated with the Ron Paul movement had already been gathering momentum for more than a year. Beginning as a protest against government spending sprees, the Tea Party’s sudden fame forced it to define itself on many issues where the membership was seriously divided. Fiscal conservatives, who were usually liberal on social issues, battled social conservatives in an uneasy series of maneuvers that continues unresolved and is described in the book. The Tea Party Explained, written by two Tea Party activists, gives a well-documented account of the Tea Party, its origins, its evolution, the bitter squabbles over its direction, its amazing successes in 2010, and its electoral rebuff in 2012. Maltsev and Skaskiw analyze its demographics, the many organizations which have tried to represent, appropriate, or infiltrate the movement, and the ideological divisions within.

Ayn Rand Explained

Author: Ronald E. Merrill
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812697987
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Ayn Rand Explained from the Author: Ronald E. Merrill. Fifty-five years after Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand is more in the news than ever. Ayn Rand Explained is an accurate and riveting account of Rand’s life, work, and influence, with the emphasis on her ideas. The book covers Rand’s career, from youth in Soviet Russia to Hollywood screenwriter and then to ideological guru; her novels and other fiction writings; her work in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics; her influence on--and personal animosity toward--both conservatism and libertarianism. Rand’s Objectivism encompasses the ethics of rational egoism ('The Virtue of Selfishness’); dedication to rational thinking and acting; rejection of faith in the supernatural, personal freedom from political interference, and a moral defense of limited government and laissez-faire. Objectivism was first promoted through the Nathaniel Branden Institute, headed by Rand’s young prot�g� and designated heir. The Institute’s phenomenally rapid growth was abruptly cut short when Rand expelled Branden and his followers in 1968. Today Objectivism is represented by different factions, notably the Ayn Rand Institute and the Atlas Society. This is a revised, updated edition of The Ideas of Ayn Rand (1991), including new information on Rand’s rocketing influence, new stories about her personal relationships, and new analysis of her life and ideas.

The Tea Party And The Remaking Of Republican Conservatism

Author: Theda Skocpol
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912831
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The Tea Party And The Remaking Of Republican Conservatism from the Author: Theda Skocpol. This revised edition features a new afterword, updated through the 2016 election. 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 ridiculing "losers" who could not pay their mortgages, Santelli called for "Tea Party" protests. Over the next two years, conservative activists took to the streets and airways, built hundreds of local Tea Party groups, and weighed in with votes and money to help right-wing Republicans win electoral victories in 2010. In this penetrating new study, Harvard University's Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson go beyond images of protesters in Colonial costumes to provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to "big government" entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving "freeloaders" - including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young. At the national level, Tea Party elites and funders leverage grassroots energy to further longstanding goals such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation of business, and privatization of the very same Social Security and Medicare programs on which many grassroots Tea Partiers depend. Elites and grassroots are nevertheless united in hatred of Barack Obama and determination to push the Republican Party sharply to the right. The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism combines fine-grained portraits of local Tea Party members and chapters with an overarching analysis of the movement's rise, impact, and likely fate.

Issues In American Politics

Author: John Dumbrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134059159
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Issues In American Politics from the Author: John Dumbrell. This wide ranging book provides readers with a reliable and lively guide to contemporary American political practices, processes and institutions. Essays in the proposed volume will cover phenomena such as the Tea Party upsurge in the Republican Party, Obama’s health care reforms, recent changes to campaign funding emanating from the key Citizens’ United Supreme Court decision, US foreign policy after the War on Terror, Obama's presidential strategy and issues relating to polarisation and partisanship in US politics. This work is essential reading for all students of American Politics and US Foreign Policy.

Key States High Stakes

Author: Charles S. Bullock
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442210958
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Key States High Stakes from the Author: Charles S. Bullock. A newly edited volume collects original contributions from top political scientists to reveal the influence of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party in the 2010 midterm elections, in an account that makes predictions for the long-term viability of the Tea Party movement. Simultaneous.

Emma Lea S First Tea Party

Author: Babette Donaldson
Publisher: Blue Gate Books
ISBN: 9780979261206
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Emma Lea S First Tea Party from the Author: Babette Donaldson. Emma Lea is finally old enough to join her mother and aunts for her grandmother's annual birthday tea party.

The Boston Tea Party

Author: benjamin woods labaree
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The Boston Tea Party from the Author: benjamin woods labaree.

The Best Ever Book Of Tea Party Jokes

Author: Mark Geoffrey Young
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781468078640
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The Best Ever Book Of Tea Party Jokes from the Author: Mark Geoffrey Young. If you've ever heard a Jewish, Blond, Italian, Irish, Blond, Libyan, Catholic, Mexican, Polish, Australian, Norwegian, or an Essex Girl, Newfie, Mother-in-Law, or joke aimed at a minority, this book of Tea Party jokes is for you. In this not-so-original book, The Best Ever Book of Tea Party Jokes; Lots and Lots of Jokes Specially Repurposed for You-Know-Who, Mark Young takes a whole lot of tired, worn out jokes and makes them funny again. The book of tea party jokes is so unoriginal, it's original. And, if you don't burst out laughing from at least one tea party joke in this book, there's something wrong with you.This book has so many Tea Party jokes, you won't know where to start. For example:Why do Tea Partiers wear slip-on shoes? You need an IQ of at least 4 to tie a shoelace.***A Tea Partier and his wife were sitting around the breakfast table one lazy Sunday morning. The Tea party turned to his wife and said: “When I die, I want you to sell all my stuff.”“Why would you want me to do that?,” asked his wife.“I figure that you'll eventually remarry, and I don't want some asshole using my stuff,” replied the Tea Partier.The Tea Partier's spouse said: “What makes you think I'd marry another asshole?”***Did you hear about the Tea Partier who wore two jackets when he painted his house?The instructions on the can said: “Put on two coats.”***Why do Tea Partiers laugh three times when they hear a joke? Once when it is told, once when it is explained to them, and once when they understand it.

America S Daughter

Author: Rena Isabell Halsey
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America S Daughter from the Author: Rena Isabell Halsey.

The Shoemaker And The Tea Party

Author: Alfred F. Young
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780807054055
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The Shoemaker And The Tea Party from the Author: Alfred F. Young. George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and teh Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this "common man" in his nineties was "discovered" and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.