Clinton/Carville come together to fight “Tea Party” movement

Posted: 17th February 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics

According to Big Government, Bill Clinton and James Carville are working on a movement to oppose the “Tea Party” movement.

The article states that

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.

The article also suggests that they will try to pay off heads of the “Tea Party” movement in order to “turn” them, and will enact a smear campaign on others.

The most important part of the article is this -

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.

Now I’m not going to lie and claim I’m as knowledgeable about this “Tea Party” movement as I probably should be, and I have read complaints on other conservative sites about a lack of genuineness in the movement, among other things.  However, if it is perceived that this group could actually stir up as much trouble as is suggested in the bolded quote above, that is a cause that will bring together Democrats and many Republicans alike to try to get rid of them.

Even if there are questions about the leaders of the Tea Party movement, or accusations that they have “sold out” in some ways, if the existence of this movement can stir up thoughts of smaller government in the people of America, thoughts that continue even after this administration, even if a Republican takes office, then there is something to be said for that.  And if that is the case, they will face much opposition, as I think they will find that not only Democrats will be against them, but a large number of big-government, lifetime politician Republicans as well.

But if you have those types as enemies, then you know you’re doing something right.

  1. Steve says:

    This site Rocks!!!

    Common Cents

  2. Can any Republicans who consider themselves brilliant explain how Bushes TARP was NOT Socialism? Can any of you tell me, regardless of what your Party SAYS it believes in and has for however long, I should trust a sole word of it after watching continuing deficit spending under your pols? I excuse Reagan from this – the Eastern Bloc needed to be vanquished and I reckon he’s the only leader of the last 50 years who had a sensible excuse for it and as I see it we broken their backs economically. But since then?

  3. Scott says:

    I don’t necessarily consider myself a Republican and have never claimed to be “brilliant” and I’ve never suggested that I support “Bush’s TARP.”

    I don’t want Democrats to increase the size of government and I don’t want Republicans to increase the size of government – that’s why I consider myself to be a conservative.

  4. Rob says:

    I attended the April 15 Tea Party last year. I consider myself part of “the movement.”

    It is not so much a movement as an awakening. As a slumbering giant was awakened at Pearl Harbor, I think that the Tea Party is much the same.

    Note that the restlessness started to show before any Obama legislation was passed. It has certainly increased with the Stimulus bill and other Obama Administration activities.

    I was opposed to Bush’s stimulus – did you forget that one? It isn’t any more correct if a Progressive Republican does it.

    It isn’t an organization. If it has leaders, their leadership is ephemeral.

    It is a reaction to bad ideas that have taken root. And there are bunch of everyday gardeners ready to do some serious weed pulling in the political fields.

  5. Thanks for another great comment.

    I definitely remember Bush’s stimulus and I definitely didn’t like it either. I especially didn’t like that he went from the tax cuts to the stimulus.

    I don’t like the growth of government regardless of which party it comes from, and I sort of touch on that in the Bipartisanship post I made somewhere on here recently.

    Anyway, I too am glad to see that more and more people are starting to be against the idea of a larger and larger government. Did you see the CNN poll released today that shows a majority of American’s consider the government a threat to their rights?

    You can see it at

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