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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Who the Tea Partiers really are.

Who the Tea Partiers really are.: "Last week, the New York Times ran a front-page story announcing the results of a poll that completely scrambled our notion of who made up the Tea Party. The supporters are 'wealthier' and 'more educated' than the average American, the story announced. What's more, they are 'not afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class,' the story continued. In other words, it seemed from the poll as if they are not, in fact, the demographic many of us had imagined: working families hurt by the recession and the lost decade of the 2000s, taking their anger out on a government they perceived to have failed them.

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(Via Slate Magazine.)

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