Former president Clinton leading new anti-Tea Party hate narrative

Pat McMahon Contributor
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It used to be, Bill Clinton liked to put some spit on his hands and help build a really long bridge. The President, however, now he prefers to loob firebombs. His favorite target recently has been Tea Partiers and anyone else publicly  objecting to government spending. Also around the same time, America has witnessed the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Coincidence? Clinton thins not. As the Washington Examiner‘s Brian York notes:

Former President Clinton is the leading voice of this new narrative. In newspaper interviews, television appearances and a widely discussed speech Friday, Clinton said it’s “legitimate” to draw “parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists in our country today.”

In the world of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the threat is always growing. Ronald Reagan’s policies led to a growing threat. The first Gulf War led to a growing threat … The Internet led to a growing threat.

York isn’t the first to note the center’s tendency to “paint a box of Wheaties as an extremist threatif it thought that woudl help it raise funds.” Clinton, too, should be wary of the group, which said his election “led to a growing threat,” according to York.

Full story: What’s behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative? | Washington Examiner