Ever since April 15th, when Tea Party groups emerged around the country, the public has been hearing a lot about what—and at whom—Tea Party anger is directed. But as America heads into the midterms with dozens of candidates endorsed by local Tea Party groups on the ballot, it's time to take a look at what the Tea Party wants.
In other words, without a national party structure or official spokespeople, what is the best way to identify common planks of a Tea Party platform?
Matt Kibbe joins the show to discuss that question. He’s the president of conservative political group FreedomWorks, and the author of a book called "Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto."
Kibbe shared with us his Tea Party reading list:
- "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky
- "A Force More Powerful" by Paul Ackerman and Jack DuVall
- "The Road to Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek