13 May 2011
Professor Christopher Parker argues that the majority of Tea Party enthusiasts will remain opposed to Barack Obama and his administration despite his successful hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Citing data from his forthcoming book Will the Real Americans Please Stand Up?: The Tea Party and Right-Wing Extremism in the United States (with Matt Barreto), Parker also says race is a significant factor fuelling right-wing extremism.
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