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The Tea Party, the government shutdown, and Obamacare

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Obamacare has been the bête-noire of the Tea Party movement since its founding in February 2009. The current Tea Party tactic — shutting down the federal government unless Obamacare, currently being implemented, is defunded, delayed, or repealed — had its origin in the movement’s disruption of Congressional Town Hall meetings in summer 2009.

Beyond its bombastic rhetoric and tactics, the Tea Party’s view of Obamacare is part and parcel of a theory of the US Constitution. This theory...

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University of California, Berkeley
Publisher:
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Publisher's website
Series:
The social and political foundations of constitutions
Publication date:
2013
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