Is this a grassroots revolution or the biggest piece of astroturf ever seen?
In 2009 the Tea Party movement emerged out of nowhere to become a huge stumbling block for the reform agenda of the Democrats and President Obama. But while the movement portrays itself as a group of mom and dad patriots ‘Tea Party’ is a reference to the Boston Tea Party), (Astro) Turf Wars examines roots of the movement and finds some well established big money players.
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"USA USA" – A grassroots revolution emerges
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Do you believe FreedomWorks are real grassroots?
100,000 screaming patriots in Washington DC for the 912 Tea Party
Much of the Tea Party messaging centres around labelling the Democrat agenda as socialist/communist
Professor Mark Crispin Miller regards labels like 'socialism' as propaganda, disguising hidden corporate agendas