What is the Tea Party? A growing state of mind

A year and a half after the idea of a Tea Party burst into view, three of 10 Americans describe themselves in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as Tea Party supporters — equal to the number who call themselves Republicans — though many of them acknowledge they aren't exactly sure what that allegiance means. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Real Clear Politics, USA Today, Memeorandum

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Jul. 3, 2010

Something is amiss here. This article suggests Teabaggers encompass a significant number of disenchanted Americans, especially disenchanted Democrats. What’s so strange is in light of this supposed homogenization, Teabagger candidates are not only obvious right-wingers, but radically so. Could this article be another media Teabagger puff piece? The latest Gallup poll finds a substantial overlap of those who say they identify with Teabaggers with those who say they’re conservative Republicans. “Their similar ideological makeup and views suggest the Tea Party movement is more a re-branding of core Republicanism than a new or distinct entity on the political scene.”

Why have the media completely ignored the emerging Coffee Party Movement? Is it because it’s a progressive movement? Or because the media used up all their publicity on Teabaggers?

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