The Clinton Army is famous for its Dirty Tricks and their “A” team of destroyers is back in action. According to Big Government, Bill Clinton has assembled a hit squad to go after key leaders of the Tea Party Movement.
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.
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.
The former President, along with the “Ragin’ Cajun” have made an art form out of twisting facts and turning them into political dirty tricks.
Back in the 1992 primary campaign, Jewish voters began receiving mail denouncing William Jefferson Clinton’s chief rival of the moment, Senator Tsongas. Tsongas had just won the New Hampshire primary. Super Tuesday in 1992 was March 10, later than this year’s February 5. All of a sudden, there were reports that the Clinton campaign blanketed condominium communities in South Florida with leaflets accusing Tsongas of being lukewarm in his support of Israel. The leaflets accused Tsongas of voting for a pro-Syria, and implicitly anti-Israel, resolution in the Senate. The attack omitted the fact that Senators Javits and Ribicoff had voted the same way, as had Senators Jackson and Kennedy — pro Israel stalwarts all.
Before the New Hampshire primary in 2008, The Clinton hit squad sent a mailing targeting women that said Obama would not “stand up and protect” a women’s right to choose because he had voted “present” — but not yes — on a few abortion-related bills in the Illinois legislature. “I’ve kept most mailers I got from every presidential candidate this year, and that mailer was the absolute worst,” wrote New Hampshire blogger Peter Glenshaw. “Never mind that Obama has a 100 percent approval rating from Planned Parenthood in Illinois. Never mind that Planned Parenthood asked him to vote ‘present’ on those bills.”
According to the book Game Change
By mid-May 2008 the foundering Clinton campaign began to rely on the desperate pitch to “superdelegates.” Two things then happened: Bill Clinton played the race card even more crudely, and Sidney Blumenthal, a former White House aide to Bill Clinton, claimed that Michelle Obama had been caught on tape using the word whitey. To cite Heilemann and Halperin again:
“Blumenthal was obsessed with the ‘whitey tape,’ and so were the Clintons, who not only believed that it existed but felt that there was a chance it might emerge in time to save Hillary. ‘They’ve got a tape, they’ve got a tape,’ she told her aides excitedly.”
There was no tape, there was only a well trained hit squad which is now poised to attack a grassroots movement. Which tells you something we already know, the progressive movement will destroy anybody to get their way. Just as they attacked a Plumber named Joe, they will go after every one of us “little guys.” Because in the end, it not about us little individuals, its about their vision of a collective.