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Republican voters, those who watched Fox News, and those who followed Washington-related news reports more closely were much more likely to support the Tea Party and oppose healthcare reform. Discussion of single-payer or universal healthcare, meanwhile, was virtually absent from news coverage. During the group grew in popularity among most sectors of the population, not just among the affluent. Most importantly it offers a new interpretation of the Tea Party as a media mediated top-down phenomenon highly compatible with a neo-liberal agenda. It also seeks to teach its view of the Constitution and other founding documents.

Republican voters those who

You could relabel just about anything as a tax, and heaven knows the American public hates taxes. This is the one book everyone concerned about American politics needs to read, and fast.

Examples are various Tea Party demonstrators sometimes coming out in favor of U. It is a dangerous mix, as history reveals. He has taught American and Global Politics at several colleges and universities.

Discussion of singlepayer or universal

Goals may conflict, and priorities will often differ between groups. One of the most pressing questions regarding the Tea Party phenomenon is why many working-class people have expressed support for it.

But rallies have also attracted housewives, small-business owners, and others who sincerely believe the nation is headed for fiscal ruin and that their personal liberties are under threat. Bill Clinton had just stormed into the White House.

But most of their wrath is directed at the federal government, which they consider corrupt and a threat to liberty. This lucid and careful study could hardly be more timely.