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posted Jun 16, 2010, 5:58 PM by Robert Alexander   [ updated Jun 16, 2010, 7:20 PM ]
What is really driving the Tea Party?
Published on June 13, 2010

The Tea Party is on a hot streak lately what with the Republican primary victories of Rand Paul in Kentucky and Sharron Angle in Nevada. And the talk among many is that the Tea Party will have a transformative impact on the upcoming midterm elections and be an enduring force in American politics for years to come.

The Tea Party movement is typically viewed as a populist uprising fueled by ideological anger against a federal government that many believe no longer represents needs and wishes of the American people. It protests the policies of our government that, according to their doctrines, restrict individual liberty, violate the Constitution, illegally regulate the economy, and unfairly tax citizens. The Tea Party believes that America has been taken away from it, thus its de facto motto is "Take back America." ...

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