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Tea Party movement in the mainstream

February 13, 2011
William N. Letson

I started thinking about the tea party movement. It is a remarkable political event, whether or not you favor it. It is not really a party, has no paid organizers, officers or money-raising apparatus. It was started by housewives and ignited by an impassioned remark by Rick Santelli, a commentator few people had heard of, on an early morning television program directed to the stock market and to which a minuscule part of the population listens.

 
 

 

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