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Carville predicts scandals to overshadow Democrats, Obama
Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 1/3/09 | Historicus and Publicola

Posted on 01/03/2009 1:37:59 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous

Democratic political guru James Carville predicts the Democratic Party — currently disgraced by the venal behavior of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich — will suffer a series of embarrassing scandals in 2009.

Carville, who ran Bill Clinton’s successful presidential campaign in 1992, said the reason is based on simple math: More Democrats in elected office increases the likelihood of scandal.

“I firmly believe that there are streaks, and that political scandals happen in clusters,” Carville said, in a posting on CNN.com.

There are several burgeoning scandals right now in Democratic circles:

* Blagojevich is accused by federal prosecutors of conspiring to sell Barack Hussein Obama Jr.’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder.

* Former low-rated talk show host Al Franken is being accused of stealing an election — with the help of Obama’s ACORN organization — in Minnesota.

* Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is alleged to have not paid his taxes.

* Former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s White House chief of staff, is accused of shenanigans regarding his property taxes in Chicago.

* Obama himself was alleged in the U.K. press to have had an ongoing affair, which, just like the John Edwards scandal, has not yet been covered by the U.S. media.

(Excerpt) Read more at rlcil.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; bhoscandals; blago; carville; democrats; emanuel; obama; obamatransitionfile; predictions; rahm; scandal; verabaker
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Carville is an expert on Democratic scandals -- from all his years in the Clinton Hot Tub, oops, White House.
1 posted on 01/03/2009 1:37:59 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: obamaisandrogynous

“Change” = Replace one party’s crooks with the other party’s crooks in Washington.


2 posted on 01/03/2009 1:39:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For more information on America's "new direction" read The Road to Serfdom. by Friedrich A. Hayek.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Just reported today that Harry Reid was caught on the Blago wiretaps...


3 posted on 01/03/2009 1:40:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Hope Barry’s Birth certificate issue is the biggest.


4 posted on 01/03/2009 1:41:53 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Good tactics. Now when we find out that Obama is a lying foreigner, that he took or offered bribes in choosing his replacement, and the other “surprises”, Carville can dismiss it as “old news”.


5 posted on 01/03/2009 1:41:59 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
James Carville predicts the Democratic Party — currently disgraced by the venal behavior of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich — will suffer a series of embarrassing scandals in 2009.

I predict that if you jump off the roof of your house, you will hit the ground

6 posted on 01/03/2009 1:43:23 PM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Too bad the MSM will give everyone of them a pass too.


7 posted on 01/03/2009 1:45:22 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
I do declare, the rats are certainly abandoning the Democrat ship - or at least putting it on the rocks.

I have decided that we should all wear black and go into mourning on Inaguration day...like Katie Couric did when Bush was re-elected. Drape our doors with black swags, etc.

American freedoms are dying and socialism is winning. Obama and his ilk will squeeze every freedom away that they can, under the guise of the government doing good for/knowing what's best for all the people - and the sheeple who don't recognize socialism will think they are getting a great deal. And - Since the young generation has no idea, and hasn't been taught in schools about what they are loosing, nothing seems important about this loss of freedoms to them. Kinda like the loss of a relative they never knew for them, isn't it? They just think the "change" is great and the loss is no big deal.

8 posted on 01/03/2009 1:48:04 PM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

There would be alot more scandals uncovered if the Media, also known as friends of the democrats, would do their job.


9 posted on 01/03/2009 1:48:20 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: P8riot

They left out the trial of that Dems freezer cash!


10 posted on 01/03/2009 1:48:20 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: obamaisandrogynous

In order to turn a crime into a scandal, though, you need the media, and I would not count on them doing anything more than covering up for the Dems.


11 posted on 01/03/2009 1:48:52 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Doesn’t look good for the Dems when one of their biggest cheerleaders is making predictions like these.


12 posted on 01/03/2009 1:49:37 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s White House chief of staff, is accused of shenanigans regarding his property taxes in Chicago.

An explanation of Emanuel's property tax shenanigans, in which he avoided property taxes on his home by declaring it an office of his charity, is here.

13 posted on 01/03/2009 1:52:57 PM PST by reaganaut1
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Well he may be a liberal but he’s not stupid. He knows the kind of people that backed Obama, and he also knows that the “YES WE CAN” prayer is going to sound increasingly dumb when people no longer have Bu$hitler to blame for everything.


14 posted on 01/03/2009 1:53:16 PM PST by ksm1
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To: obamaisandrogynous

WOW...a rocket scientist!


15 posted on 01/03/2009 1:53:25 PM PST by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: MathDoc

Question is.......Obama’s affair with a man or woman?


16 posted on 01/03/2009 1:54:09 PM PST by Carley
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To: obamaisandrogynous
the reason is based on simple math: More Democrats in elected office increases the likelihood of scandal. Correction, Jimmy me boy. It's because they are Democrats.
17 posted on 01/03/2009 1:54:36 PM PST by Robwin
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Obama himself was alleged in the U.K. press to have had an ongoing affair

With a man, woman or goat?

18 posted on 01/03/2009 1:56:15 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: Carley

***Question is.......Obama’s affair with a man or woman?***

LOL

Of course the rats will congratulate him either way.


19 posted on 01/03/2009 1:56:34 PM PST by Mrs.Z ("...you're a Democrat. You're expected to complain and offer no solutions." Denny Crane)
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To: ksm1
Well he may be a liberal but he’s not stupid. He knows the kind of people that backed Obama, and he also knows that the “YES WE CAN” prayer is going to sound increasingly dumb when people no longer have Bu$hitler to blame for everything.

Ohhhh I think they are planning for the Bu$hitler to be taking most of the blame during the next four yeas for zer0bama not being able to live up to his Messianic promises made during his "HOPE and CHANGE" 2006-2008 preaching tour.
20 posted on 01/03/2009 1:56:51 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
“I firmly believe that there are streaks, and that political scandals happen in clusters,”

Yea, when clusters of Democrats win elections...

21 posted on 01/03/2009 1:58:42 PM PST by No!
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Obama himself was alleged in the U.K. press to have had an ongoing affair, which, just like the John Edwards scandal, has not yet been covered by the U.S. media.
That's the first I've seen of this one? Anybody know any details about this?
22 posted on 01/03/2009 2:01:17 PM PST by cc2k
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Carville believes in clusters, i.e. cluster f&%k$!

Good! Keep it coming!

23 posted on 01/03/2009 2:01:23 PM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Well, the biggest current scandal is that a Chicago Mafioso/Muslim/Communist/racist/baby-killing/narcissistic foreigner just got himself elected president with the help of a complicit press.


24 posted on 01/03/2009 2:01:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cc2k

Yes, there was talk about an affair earlier. I don’t believe it. I think he’s gay.


25 posted on 01/03/2009 2:02:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Was he wearing a grbage can over his head when he said this?


26 posted on 01/03/2009 2:02:52 PM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: cc2k

Some Chicago chick, was paid as a campaign officer when the filed paperwork said it was someone else, so she was whisked off to the Bahamas where she works for some Chicago bigshot. Her name’s Vera.

Of course you’ve heard about McCain talking to a woman other than his wife that turned out to be just a woman other than his wife but you’ve never heard about this Obama tryst. Gosh, wonder why?


27 posted on 01/03/2009 2:10:29 PM PST by randog (Hope is a bad business plan.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Scandals!

Hell — they're not involved in “scandals”....
They're involved in outright Corruption, Graft, Fraud, Treason and a number of other CRIMES against the Republic.

28 posted on 01/03/2009 2:13:00 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

this just in...

water is wet...

the sun rises in the east, sets in the west...

the sky is blue...


29 posted on 01/03/2009 2:13:00 PM PST by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Ah yes, the knives. Ah, the knives.


30 posted on 01/03/2009 2:13:24 PM PST by HarryCaul (Verify Possums! Pogo's Enemy is Us!)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Democratic political guru James Carville predicts the Democratic Party — currently disgraced by the venal behavior of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich — will suffer a series of embarrassing scandals in 2009.

Gee, don't go out on a prediction limb there Carville...

31 posted on 01/03/2009 2:15:58 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

He’s purposely lowering expectations so that when the scandals do hit, they won’t be so shocking because they were expected.


32 posted on 01/03/2009 2:17:44 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Obama's not my president, and Blagojevich is not my governor.)
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To: reaganaut1

The Rahm property tax story seems to be a case of misinformation due to some complications in understanding the property tax reports. The Tax Assesor’s office indicates he does pay property tax.


33 posted on 01/03/2009 2:18:30 PM PST by HarryCaul (Verify Possums! Pogo's Enemy is Us!)
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To: cc2k

Me too. I have not seen this tidbit either. Wonder if Carville is tossing out news to weaken the shock. If Obama is having an affair, it could get interesting.


34 posted on 01/03/2009 2:18:34 PM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

I predict the sun will rise in the east.


35 posted on 01/03/2009 2:24:36 PM PST by CriticalJ
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
"Doesn’t look good for the Dems when one of their biggest cheerleaders is making predictions like these."

One doesn't have to be clairvoyant to make predictions such as Carville's. He knows how corrupt the Democrat Party is; after all he was and still is a close participant in the Party's nefarious activities.

36 posted on 01/03/2009 2:28:16 PM PST by StormEye
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To: tpanther
this just in...

water is wet...

the sun rises in the east, sets in the west...

the sky is blue...

Add one to the list...

A lacking of experience dunderhead who is pure as the driven snow will make things right for all.
Sorry for my mistake, that has been done already thanks to the election of Jimma' Carter.

37 posted on 01/03/2009 2:28:26 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: devane617

“Wonder if Carville is tossing out news to weaken the shock. “

What’s notable is that some REAL scandals are conspicuously absent from the list. It’s not clear whether Carville or reporter generated the list. But it excludes Fitz’s investigation into the “Board Games” scandal which could implicate Obama, since he was the one who introduced legislation to reduce number on Health Facilities Board from 16 to 9 members, thereby making it far easier for “The Combine” to keep 5 sure votes in their pockets and thereby control that Board’s decisions about who would win and lose in the competition to build health facilities. It also excludes Obama’s own “shenanigans” with Tony Rezko regarding his house/lot purchase.

So it may be a combination of preempting expectations as well as misdirection on Carville’s part. Given his expertise in all matters surrounding corruption, his prediction can be taken to the bank.


38 posted on 01/03/2009 2:30:55 PM PST by DrC
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To: obamaisandrogynous
"I firmly believe that there are streaks..."

There are streaks all right, and they're in Harry's shorts as he tries to figure out what the he** to do about Burris.

39 posted on 01/03/2009 2:32:18 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Here's a picture of James Carville during his awkward teenage years:


40 posted on 01/03/2009 2:44:00 PM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

It’s because there are more crooks in the democrat party.


41 posted on 01/03/2009 2:45:22 PM PST by stockpirate (Obama's COLB issue, Where's Rush, Sean, Laura, Mark, Ann & Malkin? Not leading!)
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To: cc2k

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2008/10/was-vera-baker-obamas-girlfriend.html

The fact that you can't even find pictures of her on the web is provocative. Old man Joe Goebbels would envy the control Obama has information flow.

42 posted on 01/03/2009 2:55:17 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for Necro-Americans.)
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To: jimbo123

nothing on drudge about reid on the wiretaps


43 posted on 01/03/2009 3:08:37 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

one of the tabloids has something about Winfrey blaming her weight gain on Michelle Obama.

There is one thing that is for sure..lots of entertainment to come in the next four years

And I am sure that various intelligence outfits in different countries are trying to get the dirt on Obama...especially the birth certificate issue.


44 posted on 01/03/2009 3:11:04 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/03/politics/politico/thecrypt/main4696699.shtml


45 posted on 01/03/2009 3:11:11 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

he learned his lesson from Obama’s mistake.

sure he talked to him...and it was normal to do so..etc.


46 posted on 01/03/2009 3:12:47 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Like your name. When Big Media and 0bama sycophants start fainting at the sight of him in swim trunks, all I can say is ‘he has the torso of a young boy’. Way too metrosexual to be trusted in any way. Too creepy to have to deal with for 4 years.
47 posted on 01/03/2009 3:17:12 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: RummyChick

Reid talked to Blago on 12/3 and then the Chicago Tribune published the front page story on the wiretaps on 12/5 and Blago was arrested on 12/9. Interesting timing.


48 posted on 01/03/2009 3:22:17 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: icwhatudo
They left out the trial of that Dems freezer cash!

That would be Congressman William Jefferson, DEMOCRAT-Louisiana.

49 posted on 01/03/2009 3:22:36 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Role of the press: Republican scandal - prosecutors; Democrat scandal - Defense attorneys.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

2010 would be an excellent year for conservative/Rep. to run for office. Party better recruit good candidates.

Dems are gonna get creamed.


50 posted on 01/03/2009 3:31:40 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to get Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; there might be show trials in Feb09)
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