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Dec 04

The Tea Party Turns Five: A Lasting Movement or Reactionary Politics?



Five years ago, Rick Santelli’s unscripted remarks on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade catalyzed a grassroots upsurge of popular discontent directed at the excesses of Washington. Millions of Americans arose in unison to demand the restoration of constitutionalism and limited government. The Tea Party then swept the 2010 elections as the energy of the movement galvanized conservatives in a way not seen since the Contract with America. What has been the Tea Party’s impact, will it last, and what are its future prospects?

Join us for the fourth and final discussion in our “Lessons for Conservatives: From Goldwater to the Tea Party” series.

More About the Speakers

James W. Ceaser
Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics, University of Virginia, and Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

Stephen F. Hayes
Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard and Fox News Contributor

Michael Needham
Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America

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David Azerrad, Ph.D. David Azerrad, Ph.D.

Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow Read More