All hands on deck!
I wondered what was up when I saw a video of James Carville at the recent Tea Party Convention, and now Big Government has a lead on the reason: the coming progressive counter- attack on the Tea Party movement:
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.
No one is laughing anymore at the Tea Party movement–the democrats already face significant losses this year and
massive losses in state house races could jeopardize redistricting next year and set back the progressive agenda for at least a decade.
James Carville is heading up the effort.
This does not make me happy in the least, especially on the heels of Obama’s National Security Advisor telling Congress that the Executive Branch had the right to murder Americans it deemed a threat…and not a peep from Congress.
Progressives vs. Constitutionalists
The problem for both democrats and republicans is that the Tea Party movement is constitutionally-based. As such, it forms a huge threat to the big government proponents of both parties, and the progressive-liberal democrats especially:
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.
So in addition to watching out for the false patriots, the rinos, dinos, and obots, we must watch for the vicious left progressive attack on the Tea Party. And the tactics we are familiar with:
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.
The way to foil this attack is to first be aware that it is happening, and do not be surprised at the viciousness. Beware of the moles–who will show themselves as false patriots seeking to divide, control, and agitate.
But perhaps the best way to foil this attack is to stay decentralized–everyone is a leader, and no one is a leader at the same time—so they can’t pick out people to isolate.