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Special Report on the Tea Party Movement
Monday, July 19 2010

Tags: democracy corps | national | Republican Party | tea party

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The 'Tea Party' is very real and will have a big impact on this year's election and beyond - but it is important to correctly characterize this movement.  The Tea Party is a grass-roots, intensely ideological, conservative Republican movement, fired up by Fox News and Glenn Beck. It is not remotely an independent or populist revolt against the elites or a working class revolt rooted in frustration with the recession, Wall Street and government.