Skip to comments.Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail
Posted on 03/11/2009 9:57:28 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
The press never reported that Democratic strategist James Carville said he wanted President Bush to fail before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a feeding frenzy ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
I am sure the dems will apologize to both W. and Rush soon...
Why is this news?
The real question is, why is Rush hoping that Obama and his policies fail news?
The answer: media bias.
That’s a good point. I guess it’s news because it’s not news. It’s worth pointing out that we don’t even blink at this kind of absurdity anymore, we’re so used to the bias.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: “I certainly hope he doesn’t succeed.”
Carville was joined by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who seemed encouraged by a survey he had just completed that revealed public misgivings about the newly minted president.
“We rush into these focus groups with these doubts that people have about him, and I’m wanting them to turn against him,” Greenberg admitted.
Minutes later, as news of the terrorist attacks reached the hotel conference room where the Democrats were having breakfast with the reporters, Carville announced: “Disregard everything we just said! This changes everything!”
The press followed Carville’s orders, never reporting his or Greenberg’s desire for Bush to fail...
And the Dem plan to “help” Bush fail was already well under way.
They had already wrested control of the Senate away from the GOP, when they “helped” Sen. Jim Jeffords see the advantages of leaving the GOP in May.
Wanting Bush to fail = patriotic opposition
Wanting Obama to fail = Racist hate-mongering evil neo-con!
As Rush mentioned on the show, this piece was linked at Drudge earlier today. But its not there now.
This is pretty big in the inside the beltway world of back and forth politics. Please cut and paste this and send to Drudge, Malkin, and your media contacts:
Carville Wanted Bush to Fail!
Main Limbaugh critic made controversial statement on morning of 9-11
I have never understand how Mary Matalin could have ever married Carville...forget about “love is blind”...in their case, it must have been “deaf, dumb & BLIND!” lol
And void of a sense of smell.
Drudge took it down for some reason.
It’s still on Drudge.
I din’t know he had it up. Maybe he is editing it.
I want the Obamessiah to "succeed" in the sense I always want peace and prosperity for the country.
That said, it ain't gonna happen, because his policies have never succeeded in doing that. And I don't want his anti-growth, anti-business, high tax, soft on terrorism policies to succeed, either, which is Rush's point.
This is great reporting by Sammon.
Wonder who his sources are?
We need to find out which “journalists” were present.
They subsequently failed to perform their professinal DUTY to report this once Carville attacked Limbaugh for saying the same damn thing.
They should be fired presently, no questions asked.
More and more, I am convinced that we need to systmatically expose the private lives, controversies, and mistakes of all journlaists - from the smallest local newsroom to the top.
They need the same damn scrutiny that they impose on others.
sniff...sniff...Is that hypocrisy being carried on the wind?
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