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Unwitting tea party folk do the bidding of big business
Unwitting tea party folk do the bidding of big business

I’m sure the insurgent conservatives who call themselves the tea party, the folks who have rocked the Republican Party and pushed the country’s agenda to the right, are perfectly nice people. They are good to their grandkids and don’t kick their dogs. And I think they genuinely care about their country. What I wonder about, though, is whether they really understand who it is that they are supporting. They claim to represent the interest of average Americans -- the upright, hardworking men and women who pay the taxes, rear the next generation and struggle to make ends meet. But it looks to me as though the main beneficiaries of the tea party’s efforts are the...

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