Tax day Tea Party shuns Washington this year
- April 13, 2011
- David Meyer, sociology professor, is quoted in the Roll Call April 12, 2011
From the Roll Call:
Washington may have seen its last national, anti-tax tea party..... Grass-roots movements often struggle to keep up momentum after a win such as the Republican gains in the midterm elections, according to David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California at Irvine and author of "The Politics of Protest." "When you have the people you elected working for you, the urgency of taking it to the streets diminishes," Meyer said. "It's quite likely that the tea party people realized that it would be a bad thing to have a national tea party that's smaller than last year's demonstration. Going out to the states is a way of making virtue out of necessity."
For the full story, please visit http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_110/Tax-Day-Tea-Party-Shuns-Washington....