Ever since April 15th, when Tea Party groups emerged around the country, the public has been hearing a lot about what -- and at whom -- Tea Party anger is directed. But as America heads into the midterms with dozens of candidates endorsed by local Tea Party groups on the ballot, it's time to take a look at what the Tea Party wants.
In other words, without a national party structure or official spokespeople, what is the best way to identify common planks of a Tea Party platform?
Matt Kibbe joins the show to discuss that question. He's the president of conservative political group FreedomWorks, and the author of a book called "Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto."
Kibbe shared with us his Tea Party reading list:
"Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky
"A Force More Powerful" by Paul Ackerman and Jack DuVall
"The Road to Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek