Will Hillary’s Tea Party Connection Come back to Haunt Her?

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The frontrunner for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination has a serious problem. And no, I’m not talking about the myriad of scandals, or some of her shadier associates whose names might not be that familiar to the average voter, like Huma Abedin or Sidney Blumenthal. Nope, Secretary Clinton has an advisor in a position not only of great influence, but one that is very well known in the American public. And he has a history of holding views that by today’s standards have him labeled as nothing less than a Tea Party extremist. Here is a list of his offenses:

He has held views on gay marriage outside of the new accepted orthodoxy

He has supported religious liberty

He has had a working relationship with a noted GOP radical, as opposed to the current model of accusing anyone who doesn’t support a radical left-wing agenda of being an extremist

He has been known to oppose big government

He supported reduction of  the Capitol Gains Tax

He was a champion of free trade with foreign nations

He was even heartless enough to believe that not only was having more people on welfare a bad thing, but he was even heartless enough to champion efforts to reduce the number of people on welfare in this country

And in one of his lesser known bouts of extremism, he was prepared to follow through on the radical notion that individual citizens could make better decisions over their retirement savings than their betters in the government!

But possibly worst of all, he had the audacity to criticize the country’s first black president

Unless you slept through the 90s you’ve probably figured out that I am referring to none other than our 42nd president, William Jefferson Clinton. And before any lefties decide to respond with how Reagan is just like Obama, don’t bother – here is one of the many sources that have debunked that horse hockey. And I’m not trying to call Clinton a conservative at heart – he was a solidly left of center president. My point is that the Democratic has shifted radically to the left and the elites in the Democratic party and the media would have us believe that the far left is the new center. Don’t just take my word for it, studies show that this has been the case, and even polling self-identified Democrats has shown the same. It just says a lot about how times have changed when a man who many Democrats see as one of the greatest modern presidents would probably be branded as a tea party extremist if he governed in the same manner today.

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Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

Blogging by the credo of "Making the world a more offensive place, one blog post at a time", Brother Bob started writing posts around the beginning of the Obama presidency over at Brother Bob's Blog. A born-again Existentialist and self-professed libertarian with conservative tendencies, he has ironically chosen to live in the Washington, DC area - deep behind enemy lines. He has always loved history, and spent eight years volunteering as a tour guide on weekends, giving over 200 tours to roughly 2,500 mostly foreign guests. His tours were highlighted by stories generally not found in the history books or most other tours, such as the importance of the Battle if Antietam, the origins or Arlington Cemetery, and dispelling the myths of FDR's New Deal. Although his favorite subject to blog about is Economics, as seen in his Economics for Politicians series, his posts try to address angles that other conservative writers and the mainstream media (naturally!) miss. "There's no point in putting up a post on a subject that someone smarter than me has already written". He believes in the "Happy Warrior" approach, and tries to inject humor in his posts, sometimes successfully. Two such examples are his posts comparing the modern left to the horrible Star Wars prequels, and analyzing the laments of a DC woman in search of a feminist boyfriend. Brother Bob lives with his very patient wife known as Sister Babe, and their fantastic son. Little Bob. Little Bob is also the reason that being a tour guide came to an end, as spending Saturdays raising a son takes priority over giving lectures to foreign visitors on the folly of Keynesian economics. BB is also grateful for the opportunity to take his place among the outstanding writers at Flopping Aces, appreciates every person who takes the time to read his posts, and especially those who join him in the conversation in the comments.

7 Responses to “Will Hillary’s Tea Party Connection Come back to Haunt Her?”

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    Nanny G

    IIRC Tipper Gore’s stance on freedom of expression as it pertained to recordings cost Al Gore plenty of votes.
    IF Hillary gets the nomination Bill’s past stances will be used against her, as Tipper’s was against Al.

  2. 5

    The walkin dude

    The problem with your essay is that it makes sense….in a world where people take responsibility for their actions.

    But we live in the Bizarro world. HRC and blowjob Billy could drown a pack of puppies and electrocute a day care, and the American public will still adore them.

    Stop making sense!

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    You forgot to mention that he has waged his own one-man war on women (though, no doubt it if became necessary, he would have been more than happy to have provided free birth control or abortion).

    No, there is no principle so sacred the left is not willing to discard for the sake of attaining political power.


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