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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism$
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Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199832637

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.001.0001

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What They Believe

What They Believe

Ideas and Passions

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(p.45) 2 What They Believe
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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism
Author(s):

Theda Skocpol

Vanessa Williamson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0003

This chapter examines the political beliefs of Tea Party members. These include their determination to restore twenty-first century US government to the Constitutional principles articulated by the eighteenth-century Founding Fathers; their opposition to taxes, big government, handouts to business, and expensive social programs, and intrusive regulation; the people they see as freeloaders who receive government benefits unfairly; and their fear of the Obama presidency.

Keywords:   Tea Party, right-wing Republicans, conservatives, political beliefs, Tea Partiers

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