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The Blaze Magazine: The death of the Tea Party has been greatly exaggerated


The Republican fight for the presidential nomination is burning up. The election is around the corner. And many Americans are wondering what the Tea Party is up to.

Have they lost steam?

Are they asleep -- or dead?

What's their plan?

In the cover story for the April 2012 issue of The Blaze Magazine, "Tea Time," Dave Urbanski examines the state of the Tea Party.

It’s more than a fair question—and one that’s been on more than a few minds of late: Where is the Tea Party?

The grassroots movement whose lively, populist-style protests against bailout-style legislation gained national attention in 2009—with a deeper subtext being fast disillusionment with a newly minted President Obama—and in no small way helped oust a good number of Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections is seemingly not the behemoth it once was.

So, has the Tea Party lost steam? Lost its way? Gone rogue? Or is it, in fact, dead?

None of the above, it would seem.

Turns out the Tea Party is alive and well. Just because the media haven't reported on their movements, doesn't need the Tea Party isn't impacting the nation.

The Tea Party faithful who initially spread the word and toted the signs are in large part now focusing their energies on behind-the-scenes work--a “tactical precision” way of operating. ...

In many ways, that has translated to efforts at state and local levels, as opposed to the national spotlight the Tea Party enjoyed during the first two years of the Obama administration.

Get the full investigative report on the state of the Tea Party only in the newest issue of The Blaze Magazine.

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