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James Carville Says 80% Of Democrats Are Politically Clueless
Rat's Right ^ | October 16, 2012 | The Rat

Posted on 10/17/2012 1:03:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

James Carville, Democrat political consultant extraordinaire – and former Bill Clinton campaign manager, has astonishingly come out and said what all good Republicans have known for decades: Not only are most Democrats politically clueless; they’re easily manipulated by the puppet masters of their party as well. Wow. James Freaking Carville. Of all people. Here’s an excerpt, as quoted by Amazon.com:

“Ideologies aren’t all that important. What’s important is psychology.

The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.

Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality.

What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.

The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn’t have a clue than there were Republicans.

Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you’re smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That’s why I’m a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”

Bingo. I couldn’t have written that for ol’ James any better myself. Truth be told, I’ve always had kind of a love-hate relationship with Carville. While I’ve never agreed with him on much of anything – unless he was commenting on the failures of his party, which unlike most political operatives, he’s not been afraid to do through the years – this is different. This amounts to a total confession of what I define in the right sidebar of this blog as the quintessential “political lie”:

Liberals saying things they know aren’t true for the sole purpose of exploiting the “less-than-informed” for political gain.

Bravo, James – and thanks for the validation.


TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: carville; democrats

1 posted on 10/17/2012 1:03:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unsourced quote, looks bogus. But true.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 1:17:12 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Unsourced quote, looks bogus.

It is. Even if Carville thought that was he would never say it.

3 posted on 10/17/2012 1:28:38 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

Funny stuff. You’re right - - Carville may think it, but he would never say it unless it’s his “opus” and he’s decided to retire for good.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 1:43:00 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FreedomPoster

I agree. This is the second time I have seen this quote posted on FR in the last 24 hours and from two different websites and yet it has not been directly sourced.

Where and when and to whom did Carville say this?

I will believe it when it comes from a reliable source.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 2:55:23 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fake but accurate quote?


6 posted on 10/17/2012 3:09:22 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

btt


7 posted on 10/17/2012 3:14:25 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Obama Phone Lady was articulate, and had probably taken a sabbatical from a well-paying job to champion causes that were near & dear to her heart.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 3:17:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This sounds fraudulent. Give the sources please. There’s no way Carville is going to make a statement like that for the public record.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 3:34:01 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s the way the Dhimmicrats likes ‘em. Dumb and on the plantation...lawzy me!


10 posted on 10/17/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe it is real.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/32408.James_Carville

http://thinkexist.com/quotes/james_carville/

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120906071926AAB1gjM

http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/09/dnc-highlights-from-a-reformed-liberal/


11 posted on 10/17/2012 3:49:16 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: FreedomPoster

“It’s Bogus.”.. ~ Candy Crowley


12 posted on 10/17/2012 4:12:19 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: vanilla swirl

Based on a bunch of bloggers cutting and pasting each other?

No. Just no.

Again, a sourced quote is required here.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:04 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats politically clueless; they’re easily manipulated. Proof that most of the MSM are demosrats.
14 posted on 10/17/2012 8:53:06 AM PDT by Vaduz
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This may or may not be real, but I’ve heard Carville interviewed on other topics like college football etc, and I firmly believe if he was your acquaintance and having a couple of beers he would say this exact thing.

AND a lot of people like him or Clinton could work for EITHER SIDE. The only reason Clinton was a democrat is the state he was in, just like a lot of the South, you were a Democrat or you didn’t get elected. One party state.

Clinton, aside from his obvious personal flaws, could just as easily spin his voodoo as pro life, pro business etc. He was all about getting the power.

There are more people like that in both parties than we want to admit.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 9:37:07 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Lancey Howard

I don’t think Joey the Scrappy Circus Clown fancies himself as going anywhere other than up a notch in the political ranks in 2016. While most in the nation see him for the babbling buffoon that he has proven himself to be, he has deluded himself into believing he is presidential material. An opus is not on his horizon.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40
While most in the nation see him for the babbling buffoon that he has proven himself to be, he has deluded himself into believing he is presidential material.

???

That's the first I heard Carville had political aspirations of his own.

17 posted on 10/17/2012 3:22:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Not sure why but the presidential reference was to Joey the Scrappy Circus Clown, not Carville.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 3:25:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe Mary Matalin has effected the old guy.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 3:26:13 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today, having only those things for which you thanked our Lord last night?)
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To: South40
Not sure why but the presidential reference was to Joey the Scrappy Circus Clown, not Carville.

Oh.. Biden? Where did he come into this?
Whatever.. I was commenting about this thread.

FRegards,
LH

20 posted on 10/17/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Yeah, like I said, not sure why. I was probably working two threads at once and confused the two. It’s happened before and it’ll probably happen again. :-)


21 posted on 10/17/2012 3:40:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FACT


22 posted on 10/17/2012 3:43:43 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: South40

Been there, done that myself a hundred times.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has anyone seen a verified reference for this? I agree that it looks like one of those bogus things one gets via email.

But clearly, someone wrote it! :-)


24 posted on 10/17/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT by Eye of Newt (What life, what liberty do Americans have, without sovereignty?)
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To: vanilla swirl

From the Office of James Carville: “The quote was falsely posted by an unknown user to a quotations website called thinkexist.com. We have contacted the website and asked them to take the quote down. James Carville never said these words, and this quote in no way belongs to James Carville.”


25 posted on 10/22/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT by CarolineVirginia1983
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To: CarolineVirginia1983

Thanks for clearing that up. I really did try to find the debunk!


26 posted on 10/22/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

80% clueless dems... Typical liberal lowballer.


27 posted on 10/22/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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