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Boiling Mad - Inside Tea Party America

Kate Zernike

A surprising and revealing look inside the Tea Party movement-where it came from, what it stands for, and what it means for the future of American politics. They burst on the scene at the height of the Great Recession-angry voters gathering by the thousands to rail against bailouts and big government. Evoking the Founding Fathers, they called themselves the Tea Party. Within the year, they had changed the terms of debate in Washington, emboldening Republicans and confounding a new administration's ability to get things done. Boiling Mad is Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us to a cast of unlikely activists and the philosophy that animates them. She shows how the Tea Party movement emerged from an unusual alliance of young Internet-savvy conservatives and older people alarmed at a country they no longer recognize. The movement is the latest manifestation of a long history of conservative discontent in America, breeding on a distrust of government that is older than the nation itself. But the Tea Partiers' grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation's first black president and to the far-reaching government intervention that followed the economic crisis of 2008-2009. Though they are better educated and better off than most other Americans, they remain deeply pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the country. Zernike introduces us to the first Tea Partier, a nose-pierced young teacher who lives in Seattle with her fiancé, an Obama supporter. We listen in on what Tea Partiers learn about the Constitution, which they embrace as the backbone of their political philosophy. We see how young conservatives, who model their organization on the Grateful Dead, mobilize a new set of activists several decades their elder. And we watch as suburban mothers, who draw their inspiration from MoveOn and other icons of the Left, plot to upend the Republican Party in a swing district outside Philadelphia. The Tea Party movement has energized a lot of v

A surprising and revealing look inside the Tea Party movement-where it came from, what it stands for, and what it means for the future of American politics. They burst on the scene at the height of the Great Recession-angry voters gathering by the thousands to rail against bailouts and big government. Evoking the Founding Fathers, they called themselves the Tea Party. Within the year, they had changed the terms of debate in Washington, emboldening Republicans and confounding a new administration's ability to get things done. Boiling Mad is Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us to a cast of unlikely activists and the philosophy that animates them. She shows how the Tea Party movement emerged from an unusual alliance of young Internet-savvy conservatives and older people alarmed at a country they no longer recognize. The movement is the latest manifestation of a long history of conservative discontent in America, breeding on a distrust of government that is older than the nation itself. But the Tea Partiers' grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation's first black president and to the far-reaching government intervention that followed the economic crisis of 2008-2009. Though they are better educated and better off than most other Americans, they remain deeply pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the country. Zernike introduces us to the first Tea Partier, a nose-pierced young teacher who lives in Seattle with her fiancé, an Obama supporter. We listen in on what Tea Partiers learn about the Constitution, which they embrace as the backbone of their political philosophy. We see how young conservatives, who model their organization on the Grateful Dead, mobilize a new set of activists several decades their elder. And we watch as suburban mothers, who draw their inspiration from MoveOn and other icons of the Left, plot to upend the Republican Party in a swing district outside Philadelphia. The Tea Party movement has energized a lot of v
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A surprising and revealing look inside the Tea Party movement-where it came from, what it stands for, and what it means for the future of American politics. They burst on the scene at the height of the Great Recession-angry voters gathering by the thousands to rail against bailouts and big government. Evoking the Founding Fathers, they called themselves the Tea Party. Within the year, they had changed the terms of debate in Washington, emboldening Republicans and confounding a new administration's ability to get things done. Boiling Mad is Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us to a cast of unlikely activists and the philosophy that animates them. She shows how the Tea Party movement emerged from an unusual alliance of young Internet-savvy conservatives and older people alarmed at a country they no longer recognize. The movement is the latest manifestation of a long history of conservative discontent in America, breeding on a distrust of government that is older than the nation itself. But the Tea Partiers' grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation's first black president and to the far-reaching government intervention that followed the economic crisis of 2008-2009. Though they are better educated and better off than most other Americans, they remain deeply pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the country. Zernike introduces us to the first Tea Partier, a nose-pierced young teacher who lives in Seattle with her fiancé, an Obama supporter. We listen in on what Tea Partiers learn about the Constitution, which they embrace as the backbone of their political philosophy. We see how young conservatives, who model their organization on the Grateful Dead, mobilize a new set of activists several decades their elder. And we watch as suburban mothers, who draw their inspiration from MoveOn and other icons of the Left, plot to upend the Republican Party in a swing district outside Philadelphia. The Tea Party movement has energized a lot of v

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

5h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:27