Gallup Poll

Here’s an interesting Gallup poll to discuss: PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are as likely to want Tea Party-backed Republican members of Congress to have the most influence over federal policies in the coming year as they are to prefer President Barack Obama. The Democratic leaders in Congress rank last in this regard, behind the Republican [Read More…]

Tea Party, not a new movement

Timothy Dalrymple, at Patheos, has a remarkable sketch of the emergence of Tea Party ideas back in the Bush era. Let it be said that the Tea Party is not just a post-Obama reactionary movement; commentators who want to blame it on anti-Obama are mistaken. I begin with his opening and finish off with Dalrymple’s [Read More…]