When townhall protests and rallies first sprang on the national scene, journalists and left wing bloggers laughed away the movement with derogatory, pornographic references. But no one is laughing anymore. A movement of people of all races, professions and political affiliations have in fact left the Democrat party in dis-array and facing a possible political clock cleaning this November. Not only do Democrats face losing their congressional majorities, potential losses in state house races could jeopardize redistricting next year and set back the progressive agenda for at least a decade. Enter former President Bill Clinton.
It is well known there is no love lost between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as attested to during the election primaries. But a serious set back of Democrat power and leadership could also be disastrous for one possible future candidate'shopes.
Big Government.com reports:
" It seems there have been meetings 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."
" Big Government.com 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. Big Government has also leared that James Carville will head up the effort"
With the left-wing bloggers at the ready to parrot anything coming out of media sources and adding their own bile to the mix, it seems a prefect propaganda opportunity.
" 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. "Odd? Yes, and two words come to mind if you think about it; Hillary Clinton.
Secretary of State Clinton has been unusually quite for the most important foreign policy Representative of the most powerful country in the world don't you think? A lot of people wondered why Obama would, with all the chaos of a war on terror the U.S. must deal with these days, appoint a inexperienced wife of a former president as the main representative of the U.S. government overseas to deal with cultures that see the worth of a women just above that of their cattle and goats?
I'm in firm belief it is a case of “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” for Obama, and for Hillary Clinton a “don't say anything stupid, gain foriegn policy experience” and then run against an inept leader in over his head in the next presidential primary. And I have no reason to believe this coming smear campaign has anything to to with saving Barack Obama's butt, it's all about saving face for the party and Hillary Clinton's chance to run for the White House!
Remember, that smear machine was very powerful and affective as we witnessed in the 90's. A machine that could ruin the reputation of upstanding State Police officers and, despite even recorded evidence against him, was able to smear accusers with the help of friendly media. The field is much more ripe now, with web sites like The Huffington Post and the wingnuts at Daily Kos as a helpful propaganda arm of the left. The facts aren't always important to these people as we have seen lately.
If indeed there comes this mudslinging campaign, it may be nasty. Just don't say you weren't warned.