“Tea Party radicalism is misunderstood: Meet the Newest Right (You’re richer than average, he says)”
All the Democrats in the House and Senate are too.
“In fact, the role that antigovernment sentiment in the South plays in Tea Party movement support is the strongest in our analysis.”
Not hardly. I guess this guy hasn’t bothered to look at the changes in the populations of the southern states over time. Migration from northeastern states to the states of the south and west has occurred in pretty large numbers in the later half of the 20th century. When he tries to tie the Tea Party to the Dixiecrats and etc he’s claiming that those groups derived their support from whites from the northeast. Or, he’s implying that by either moving south and/or living there for some time, these once non-problematic north easterners were magically transformed to Tea Partiers. Maybe it’s the water in the south.
His analysis is laughable.