Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System

by Douglas E. Schoen and Scott Rasmussen

ISBN-13: 9780061995231
Published by HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
336 pages
US $27.99

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Mad as Hell (2010)

Today’s raucous revolt against Washington and Wall Street is a classic populist uprising. In Mad as Hell, political pollsters Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen discuss how the Tea Party movement is fundamentally remaking our two-party system and what it means for the future of American politics.

Mad As Hell offers the first in-depth bipartisan look at a movement that is largely misunderstood, by two of the preeminent political advisers and consultants in America.

Doug Schoen and Scott Rasmussen — two of the most important and influential analysts of public opinion in America today—predicted the rise of the Tea Party movement and have been chronicling it since. With deftness and specificity Schoen and Rasmussen provide the first comprehensive explanation of the Tea Party movement — its origins, and assess what its impact is going to be in November. For political junkies of every stripe?from both the left and the right side of the aisle?Mad as Hell is mandatory reading.

Praise for Mad as Hell

“Doug Schoen and Scott Rasmussen are two of the most important and influential analysts of public opinion in America today, and their study of the Tea Party movement deserves careful consideration by anyone interested in assessing the critical importance of this growing movement.”

“Mad as Hell tells the truth about the Tea Party movement. Throw out everything you’ve heard from the big media and get this book to find out how the Tea Party is re-shaping America.”

Mad as Hell is a hell of a book. Rasmussen and Schoen have given us a data-rich, historically informed, and politically incorrect analysis of a fascinating and important political phenomenon—the Tea Party movement. Don?t go out into political debate without reading this book first.”

“The Tea Party movement is one of the most important and compelling movements in recent American political history, and Doug Schoen and Scott Rasmussen do a compelling job at describing its rise and influence. As someone who built the Dean campaign into a powerful political movement in America, I know firsthand how important the analysis of the Tea Party movement is, that Schoen and Rasmussen provide.”

“The single most important book of the year about the single most important political movement of recent times—The Tea Party Movement.”

“Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen have written a masterful book that analyzes with deftness and specificity the origins of the Tea Party Movement. As someone who writes about the use of language in politics, I know that Mad As Hell describes a phenomenon that few understand and fewer still can place in context”

“Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen are two of America’s most insightful and penetrating political analysts (outside of myself). Their study of the origins and growth of the Tea Party movement explains why Election 2010 is likely to be a seminal moment in American political history.”