Tea Party Confidential


During Reason Weekend, the annual event held by the nonprofit that publishes this website,'s Nick Gillespie caught up with Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks, the group that has done more than anyone else to coordinate the controversial and wildly popular Tea Party demonstrations against out-of-control government spending.

Kibbe, a longtime limited-government activist, explains the meaning of the Tea Party movement, its grassroots appeal, the mainstream media's inability to understand the rage of the common man, and what comes next for the most vital anti-government movement in memory.

Shot and edited by Roger Richards; approximately 5.30 minutes.

Go here for an audio podcast version.

Related materials:

An archive of anti-stimulus, anti-bailout writings by Freedomworks' chairman, Dick Armey.

Kibbe's writings on the same topics. And his classic article from October 2, 2008, "What Would Mises Do?: Confessions of a free-market, anti-bailout operator."

From October 2007's Reason in DC conference, here is Armey on "Illegal Immigrants: 'Bless their hearts'" (approximately 3.30 minutes).