All you really need to know about the so-called Great American Tea Party, the series of protests a coalition of right-wing organizations and bloggers is fanning around the country, is that they draw their inspiration from Rick Santelli, the CNBC on-air personality who joined the network after a stint as a vice president at Sanwa Futures LLC, where h
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Isaiah J. Poole is communications director of People's Action, and has been the editor of OurFuture.org since 2007. Previously he worked for 25 years in mainstream media, most recently at Congressional Quarterly, where he covered congressional leadership and tracked major bills through Congress. Most of his journalism experience has been in Washington as both a reporter and an editor on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. His work has put him at the front lines of ideological battles between progressives and conservatives. He also served as a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.