Clinton plotting tea party counterattack

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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 9:37pm

http://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2010/02/17/clinton-plotting-tea-party-counterattack/


Clinton Plotting Tea Party Counterattack

by Capitol Confidential


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Last week, former President Clinton was rushed to the hospital in New York for an emergency heart operation. Medical experts said the procedure was “relatively routine” and predicted Clinton would make a full recovery and be back to his regular schedule soon. To the public, at least, that schedule revolves chiefly around earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. In fact, some Clinton associates cited the work in Haiti as exacerbating his heart condition. Clinton money man, Terry MacAuliffe, even noted that Clinton’s Haiti work continued right up until the operation:



Democrat colleague Terry McAuliffe said Mr Clinton had participated in a conference call on earthquake relief efforts as he was wheeled into the operating theatre.


We’ll take Terry’s word on that. But, Big Government has learned of at least one other conference call/meeting around this time. A meeting of former Clintonistas and senior Democrat political operatives to coordinate a push-back to the burgeoning tea party movement. Consider it a Democrat party relief effort.



When tea party, 9/12 and townhall protests and rallies first erupted on the national scene, they were derided by national politicos as astroturf or a small fringe movement. Lefty journalists at MSNBC, CNN and elsewhere laughed away the movement with derogatory, pornographic references.


Then, Scott Brown won election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. No one is laughing anymore. In fact, Democrats are facing political annihilation this November. Not only do Democrats face the possibility of losing their congressional majorities, massive losses in state house races could jeopardize redistricting next year and set back the progressive agenda for at least a decade.


So, the Clinton Empire is planning to strike back.


Big Government has learned that Clintonistas are plotting a “push/pull” strategy. They plan to identify 7-8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in deep opposition research on them. If possible, they will identify one or two they can perhaps ‘turn’, either with money or threats, to create a mole in the movement. The others will be subjected to a full-on smear campaign. (Has MSNBC already been notified?)


Big Government has also learned that James Carville will head up the effort.


Obviously, there is no love lost between Obama and the Clinton machine. It may at first seem odd that Clinton would rush to Obama’s defense, but the tea party movement poses a threat far beyond the immediate goals of the Obama Administration.


The tea party movement could evolve into a new political realignment, one founded on a belief in limited government and less government interference in the economy. The Progressive agenda, which has been painstakingly built up over the last three decades, could be left in tatters.


As the Clinton’s know, “politics ain’t beanbag.” Expect the counterattack soon. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:17pm
Geeze...isn't it time for Slick Willy to retire? The "Clinton Machine" is pretty clearly an Edsel that couldn't even beat the most inexperienced, liberal talking head in history to the White House, so I doubt that the Clintonistas will be able to do much damage to a grass-roots hydra.
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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:35pm
Nah - as long as Deadeye Dick Cheney's around and still shootin' blanks
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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:37pm

The Tea Party Last Time

MORE than 100,000 angry citizens united in the nation’s capital to take their country back: back from the tax collector and the political and financial elites, back from bureaucrats and backroom wheelers and dealers and, more elusively and alarmingly, back from those who, well, were not like them.

These weren’t the incensed Americans who helped elect Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race and who rallied around conservative candidates in the Illinois primary on Tuesday; this scene didn’t take place at the Tea Party demonstration in Washington last year. These protesters were gathered in France a half-century ago: Last week was the 55th anniversary of the mass demonstration in Paris of the Poujadist movement, a phenomenon that bears a close resemblance to our own Tea Party. For a brief moment, the movement threatened the very foundations of the French Republic. A comparison between France then and America now may be instructive.

In the 1950s, postwar reconstruction and the Marshall Plan transformed France, which had been largely rural and agricultural, into a rapidly urbanizing and industrializing nation. While many welcomed these sweeping social and economic changes — it was the era of Formica and frigos (refrigerators) — many others feared and resented them.

Follow thew link for the complete article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/opinion/03zaretsky.html?pagewanted=1

dablacksox


Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

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Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:43pm
Because, unlike Cheney, Slick Willy is a lying, cheating, impeached, cigar-wielding, racist, national disgrace.
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:01am

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Ah, the delicious irony;-0

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Registered: 02-14-2010
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 2:41pm
It was also the progressive agenda that caused the market failure in the first place.
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 4:55pm
Yea, sure;-0
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 5:54pm
I suppose it is the liberals fault, in a way. The democrats failed to stop republican deregulation.
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 6:04pm
No, no...it was Bush's fault.
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 6:31pm

Most all of the economic destruction can be tracked to either liberal deregulation or liberal over regulation.

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