Skip to comments.James Carville Says 80% Of Democrats Are Politically Clueless
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; theyre easily manipulated by the puppet masters of their party as well. Wow. James Freaking Carville. Of all people. Heres an excerpt, as quoted by Amazon.com:
Ideologies arent all that important. Whats 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. Thats 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 dont 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 didnt have a clue than there were Republicans.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If youre smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. Thats why Im a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.
Bingo. I couldnt have written that for ol James any better myself. Truth be told, Ive always had kind of a love-hate relationship with Carville. While Ive never agreed with him on much of anything unless he was commenting on the failures of his party, which unlike most political operatives, hes 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 arent true for the sole purpose of exploiting the less-than-informed for political gain.
Bravo, James and thanks for the validation.
Unsourced quote, looks bogus. But true.
It is. Even if Carville thought that was he would never say it.
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.
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.
Fake but accurate quote?
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.
This sounds fraudulent. Give the sources please. There’s no way Carville is going to make a statement like that for the public record.
That’s the way the Dhimmicrats likes ‘em. Dumb and on the plantation...lawzy me!
I believe it is real.
“It’s Bogus.”.. ~ Candy Crowley
Based on a bunch of bloggers cutting and pasting each other?
No. Just no.
Again, a sourced quote is required here.
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.
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.
That's the first I heard Carville had political aspirations of his own.
Not sure why but the presidential reference was to Joey the Scrappy Circus Clown, not Carville.
Maybe Mary Matalin has effected the old guy.
Oh.. Biden? Where did he come into this?
Whatever.. I was commenting about this thread.
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. :-)
Been there, done that myself a hundred times.
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! :-)
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.”
Thanks for clearing that up. I really did try to find the debunk!
80% clueless dems... Typical liberal lowballer.