History of the Tea Party in Four Minutes

If you don’t know what Rick Santelli’s rant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange has to do with the birth of the Tea Party movement, you should watch this.

Even if you do, you should watch it.

This is a cute rapid-fire four-minute history of the movement, a mixture of images: tri-cornered hats, semi-automatic weapons, the dewey-eyed visage of Glenn Beck, angry red-faced screamers at town hall meetings, re-dubbed Christine O’Donnell singing, “I’m not a witch, I’m you,” Carl Paladino and the Three Stooges, dewey-eyed visage of Glenn Beck, Rick Santelli’s rant, people snickering at the term “tea-bagging,” dewey-eyed visage of Glenn Beck …

As the narrator says at the end, “Now it’s time to govern. Good luck with that.”


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