Sunday, September 19, 2010
The only Tea Party I'd attend is one where this guy speaks
We didn't get you out of this hole, and we're sick about it and we don't mind you being mad. But it was a $3 trillion hole, and that $800 billion stimulus – only a third of which went to create jobs – was not enough to get us out of this hole, he said Democratic candidates should say. But we're going in the right direction. Just give us two years – you gave [Republicans] a lot more than that. If it's better you can re-elect us, if not you can throw us out. But don't make a U-turn. Don't start digging again.
-- Bill Clinton
They think the little guy gets the shaft, and that's largely been true. But they are pawns in a larger game. The Boston tea party] was a protest against abuse of government power. The people that are funding this tea party are trying to weaken the government at a moment where people are queasy about the government because there was nobody else to step in when the economy was flat, so they can have unaccountable private power.
--Bill Clinton on the Tea Party and those who are really running things