State of America Series - The Tea Party Movement

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The AMCHAM Canada "State of America" Series:  
A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States

Contributors: Adam Daifallah - Stephen Kelly - John Parisella - Élisabeth Vallet - Tom Velk

Number 6 - July 28, 2014

The Tea Party Movement 
by Adam Daifallah with Tom Kott

The “Tea Party” movement has changed the way Americans view and discuss politics. That’s a good thing. But now, after five years of rattling the Republican establishment and annoying the chattering class, it’s time the GOP’s conservative base embraced a brand of reform-minded conservatism that can win. Amidst anger and frustration over out-of-control spending, Obamacare, and other issues, Tea Party adherents helped the Republicans take control of the House in 2010, giving the legislative branch a check on the executive. But just what is the Tea Party? Click here to view the full article.

Adam Daifallah is co-founder and partner of HATLEY Strategy Advisors, a public affairs and communications consulting firm with offices in Montreal and Quebec City. Mr. Daifallah is a skilled communicator who interacts with key decision-makers in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Washington, D.C. He is an instructor at McGill University's Department of North American Studies and a frequent commentator on public affairs in newspapers, on radio and television.

Tom Kott is a consultant with HATLEY Strategy Advisors in Montreal and contributed to this article.