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Of course, being "against" the current lawmakers in Congress isn't necessarily a negative thing for many people. Brendan Smialowski/Getty hide caption

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People gather at a rally in Washington, D.C., organized by conservative Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, one of the de facto leaders of the Tea Party movement. While the Tea Party says it doesn't take a stance on religious and social issues, many of its supporters are conservative Christians. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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