What is the Tea Party?

The 2008 Crisis Lives On:The 2008 financial crisis reshaped the economic and political landscape of the U.S. in profound ways. One result of the crisis was the emergence of the Tea Party, and in this episode Jon and Lev try to define what it was, and how it redefined the Republican party and, indeed, the republic. 

 

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"They were savage and bitter, especially the middle-aged and old...Their boredom becomes more and more terrible. They realize they've been tricked and burn with resentment...Nothing can ever be violent enough to make taut their slack minds and bodies."- The Day of the Locust, Nathanael West (1939)