Tea Party Patriots by Mark Meckler
The Second American Revolution

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The definitive history of one of the most radical, revolutionary movements the country has ever seen, from those who started it all

In 2009, an unemployed mother of two and a politically inexperienced northern California attorney met on a conference call that would end up starting one of the largest grassroots political organizations in American history, the Tea Party Patriots. Fueled by the fires of passion and patriotism, Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin have become the faces of the most powerful political movement in the country, empowering their more than twenty million members by using both high-tech advances and the time-tested American tradition of rallying in public. Promoting the basic principles of the Tea Party Movement—free market, limited government, and fiscal responsiblity—the Tea Party Patriots have become the largest tea party organization in the world. With unparalleled access to the inner workings of the movement, Meckler and Martin hope to explain how the Tea Party came to be, what it is and is not, and perhaps most important, provide the first comprehensive, forward-looking document outlining a plan to restore America to its prior greatness.

Never before has there been such an audience for this material. Americans of all political stripes have been waiting for a thorough and informative account of this movement. Straight from the co-founders themselves, Tea Party Patriots promises to be the definitive source for a political revolution.


About Mark Meckler

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Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin are the co-founders and national organizers of the Tea Party Patriots, Inc. They have appeared as commentators and have been interviewed on ABC, CBS, PBS, BBC, NPR, Fox News, and CNN. Most recently, Time magazine named Martin the fifteenth most influential world leader of 2010.
Published February 14, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co.. 239 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Meckler, a lawyer, entrepreneur and family man from California, and Martin, a housecleaner and family woman from Atlanta who lost her home in the collapse of the housing bubble, found each other after the emotional response of CNBC financial analyst Rick Santelli on the floor of the Chicago Merca...

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Seattle PI

Subtitled The Second American Revolution , Tea Party Patriots details the history and future of the eponymous tea party organization.

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National Review Online

He has been reaching out, and I’ve seen a growing number of people supporting him.” That puts Gingrich in marked contrast to Romney, who has for the most part neither criticized nor courted tea partiers and has attended only one explicitly tea-party event so far in the campaign, a Tea Party Expr...

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The New York Review of Books

56% of the Tea Party supporters surveyed did express support for “raising income taxes by 5% for everyone whose income is over a million dollars a year.” These views, which are aligned with those of moderate Republicans and Democrats, corroborate the findings in a 2010 New York Times poll of Tea ...

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Columbia Journalism Review

Surprising because reporter Kate Zernike is something of an expert on the movement, having followed it closely for the Times and penned a well-received book on the Tea Party, “Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America.” And yet, where her article quotes just two the leaders of two Tea Party organizat...

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