Governance Studies

Issues in Governance Studies

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst- People hold signs at a Tea Party Patriots rally calling for the repeal of the 2010 healthcare law championed by President Barack Obama, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 24, 2012. The Supreme Court will hear arguments next Monday to Wednesday over the fate of Obama's healthcare law, a battle with legal, political and financial implications for the U.S. healthcare system's biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years.

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Wither the Tea Party? The Future of a Political Movement

June 4, 2014, Christopher S. Parker

Christopher S. Parker examines the future of the Tea Party political movement in this Issues in Governance Studies paper.  Parker argues that the Tea Party has real staying power and that most members of the movement are acting out of fear that America is in rapid decline. He concludes by saying the only thing that will truly ground the Tea Party Conservatives might be the election of a white male Democratic candidate in 2016. 

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