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AP Goes To The Tea Party

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Posted on June 20 2010 4:15 pm
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A longish and very reasonable look at the Tea Party movement through some selected activists – more a look inside the movement via a few people, than some broad caricature of the movement. It’s basically four, or so, vignettes. Well worth the read, even if you don’t agree with all of it, you’ll like most of it. And the focus is more Right-leaning politics, than Tea Party.

Months after Searchlight and all the rallies that came before and after, plenty of questions remain about just what the tea party is, whether it can endure and how much influence it will have on elections this year and in years to come.

Part of the answer is this: In communities across the land, citizens-turned-activists are digging in in different ways – whether as part of some official tea party group or something else – to wield whatever power and influence they’re able to muster over this thing called democracy.

Read more at Riehl World View

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