Skip to comments.James Carville: Unemployment’s about to cause “civil unrest”
Posted on 06/06/2011 3:41:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
And you know who that helps? Er, nobody, really, but it certainly hurts Barack Obama. The Daily Caller provides a four-minute video from today’s Don Imus Show, in which Democratic political strategist James Carville warns that extended unemployment will have a destabilizing effect on American politics, which is hardly the kind of Hope and Change Obama was selling in 2008:
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It is going to be very difficult, Carville said. But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is humanitarian crisis of the first magnitude. This financial crisis, people have studied this by the way, they know that the things take this long to work their way through. The aftermath of these things kind of an academic book that is dry entitled This Time is Different. What it concluded it is not different this time. They studied it, the aftermath of the financial crisis. What we are going through is imminently predictable. But this is a terrible thing that has happened to peoples lives. I think the president at one level understands that, you know. But he is limited in what he can do. So well just have to see. But its going to be hard. If 54,000 jobs is the new norm this is going to be very, very tough. Some people say it just might be one more thing. We dont know.
But Carville said the consequences arent limited to politics alone. He warned of heighten risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture.
You know, look this is a humanitarian you know, youre smart enough to see this, Carville said. People, you know, if it continues, were going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to that, but I think its [eminently] possible.
Will there be riots in the streets? Doubtful, not unless we see a total collapse of the economy. Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession, so the civil unrest is hardly imminent, the word the DC mistakenly used to transcribe Carville’s warning. But without a doubt, high and chronic unemployment has caused civil dissatisfaction with Obama and the Democrats; we saw that in the midterm elections, while the GDP numbers were still inching up.
Now that the Keynesian bubble has deflated, Obama is left with no progress at all, and handed his opponents a good argument that far from helping, Obamanomics got in the way of a normal recovery. At the very least, Republicans can ask whether a Democratic warning of impending civil unrest is a sign of success or failure, and ask voters to reach the obvious conclusion.
Carville, it is already here. Got Chicago Red Line? Northwestern?
No? You mean you didn’t realize this is EXACTLY what the Democrats/’Prograssives’ want?
“But without a doubt, high and chronic unemployment has caused civil dissatisfaction with Obama and the Democrats; we saw that in the midterm elections, while the GDP numbers were still inching up. “
What concerns me is that we’re not hearing much difference in the GOP from 08 to now and they were booted for a reason. They need to get focus and get the message out or who knows what 2012 will result in.
The Crafty Cajun is right twice a day...maybe he's in the middle of the flash mob when it goes down...
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
All it takes is another one of his bald faced lies!
James needs to come out of the swamp and read the headlines from Memorial Day weekend...it’s already happening.
That might be good.
The typical DemoLiberal rat scum tactic: When losing, incite race riots.
“. Right now its a toss-up whether well drop into a mild recession, “
Morrissey has been slipping out back behind the garage and nipping at the kool-aid....
About half the country is on some kind of government asistance, welfare recipients are receiving free cars, cell phones and cable services, our entitlement programs are going to bankrupt us, and they want us to spend MORE on welfare? Heck, the “democratic strongholds” are already rioting.
How about supporting business to create jobs, instead?
Economy is in the tank. People are hurting... they are more than hurting, they are seeing their lives and country destroyed.
Gas is over $4 a gallon and we’re not doing a thing to stop the rise. The price of nearly everything is going up and the wages are going down.
Our beloved Military folks will be coming home by the tens of thousands... but jobs will not be there for them.
A “double dip” is around the corner.
We are releasing tens of thousands of hardened criminals back into our neighborhoods. They won’t have jobs either.
I could go on....
“Civil unrest”, oh sure, we will have civil unrest at the very least. If things don’t turn around very soon, we will have FAR more than civil unrest, we are ripe for a civil war.
. I hate to that, but I think its [eminently] possible.
What in the heck does that mean?
Sloppy writing, I assume. I despise CarVILE, but I doubt he said, “I hate to that”, and I am sure he knows the difference between “eminent” and “imminent”.
The current American political class is well aware of the freight train that is bearing down on them. D*mn Trash! A once great country.
Who is signing Carville’s checks these days?
“They [Republicans] need to get focus and get the message out or who knows what 2012 will result in.”
Republicans are weak and clueless. They should be out there constantly hammering away at Obama about jobs, jobs, jobs and demanding to know where all that stimulous money went. Instead, they are quietly sitting on the sidelines.
What did 0bamao call the latest unemployment figures - a “bump”? He’s gonna find out what a bump is if he doesn’t get his a$$ off the golf course!
Yes, the national socialist, liberal fascist will now try to break Ameeicas spirit, and make the public vote for their ONLY HOPE out of desperation.
These leftist ba$tards have become the enemy of the people.
They want o cow the people and take away our freedoms by reinterpreting them out of existence.Its all so thet “everybody” can be saved you see, give up just a little freedom for that./S
Carville is a son of a w*ore of the first order.Watch for the president to declare martial law and postpone the election as soon as the planned for riots begin in the summer of 2012, rather than allow Sarah Palin to win the election.
I say we impeach Obama. This should be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.The Obama administration and all RINO Republicans are enemies of the people. They ALL need to be cashiered.Carville is a leftist operator who is putting up the trial baloon of fear mongering and hopelessness.At least Carville is expendable in the eyes of the fascist hierarchy, and may he expend quickly.
Snakeheads comrades in WI have already shown what can happen.....
“All it takes is another one of his bald faced lies!”
That is all but impossible for mac daddy since whenever his lips move he is unable to ever tell the truth, ever
Good post. The malaise and fear in the country is far greater than it ever was during the Carter era.
I was shocked to hear of the mayhem in public beaches over Memorial Day.
And Miami Beach had it very bad, because it was “urban beach weekend”, if I recall correctly, something of a spring break event for African-American college age youth.
But what is also shocking is that the politicos and MSM downplayed the violence. Mayor Emmanuel in Chicago said the beach there was closed because of hot weather, not due to mayhem or civil disorder. Does anybody really believe that?
I agree brother. It’s gonna get bad. Beans, bullets, and band aids. And the most precious metal.....is lead.
Hey James, gonna be a LONG HOT summer, you wanted it
now you’re gonna get it.
Hows that “Hope and Change” working out...
Gee, Jimbo, ya THINK!!???
What will happen during the long hot dog days of August in the Blue Cities?
BO wants to be able to declare martial law so he will have complete control. He and Janet Neopolitan icecream.
Uh...because half the country don't want no stinkin' jobs!
I believe Lizard Head is correct. This may be a long hot summer in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago etc....
Click the you toooob version.
What about all those “Green Jobs” Al Gore and company keep talking about..
My wife and I had this conversation a couple of days ago.
We are in the process of reducing our financial "footprint" to prepare for the eventual calamity.
We are going to sell our house which is still above water (not much) Buy as much land ( 5 to 10 acres) as possible out in the middle of nowhere, probably put a small modular home on it, basically use all our saving to do that to become be debt free, stock up reasonably, put in a large garden, raise some chickens and pigs, keep our jobs, dump the large mortgage, HD cable, internet phones, pool, large electric bill, raising property tax burden and basically hunker down with as few monthly bills as possible and sock away as much money as possible
eminent and imminent; everyone’s favorite homophone! (Alright, I had to look it up.)
I cringe every time they call Carville a Cajun.
I usually tell them, go into any south Louisiana oilfield or shipyard bar and say "Look at all the Carville's and see what it'll get ya" and it'll get ya kind of quick :^)
Had a GOPer said this it’d be front page news for days.
That looks like the start of a very good plan to me.
I live on our 5 acres on the top of my mountain. If I had it to do over again, I would have shot for 10 to 20 acres, yet 5 is enough.
While our house was built in the late 1800s it’s stout and after nearly 30 years of us being here, it’s paid for. I do still owe on a few toys, but they all play an important role in my life... I retired at 53 in 2002, so having fun stuff is important to me because I will never go back to work... I hope. LOL
We used to raise a few head of cattle here, but I don’t want the hassle and expense of hay anymore. My body won’t let me buck hay anymore and I refuse to pay todays price.
We have 26 chickens, all layers. I presently have 4 Toulouse geese, 4 African brown geese, 6 Indian Runner ducks, 4 Khaki Campbell ducks (when they are adults, they will lay up to 350 to 400 eggs a year), and my absolutely favorite—7 Muscovy ducks. Next year I should have around 50 Muscovy. We are new to this bird thing, but I am loving it.
Within a year or so, I will likely have more birds than I know what to do with....hundreds of them. Some are pets, many will go in the freezer, I might sell some, give away some to family and friends... and all of them will weed and mow the yards. ;>)
At some point I may try raising rabbit and maybe even a couple of goats or sheep.
We have had gardens here, but not for years... we are getting late but we hope to start one this year.
You can’t be prepared for everything, but you can make surviving these times a bit easier.
I figure that when you know a storm is coming and you can’t get away from it, then you might as well learn to dance in the rain.... I am ready to dance in that rain.
Good luck....and know this-—much of this is loads of fun.
This is the second time in three days something like this has come up from a Democrat.
I’m going to do a quick search of the early days of the Sandinistas. I bet there are a few parallels.
LOL... I just read your profile. “Father of 6 kids”.
I am the oldest of 6 kids, so I know that you already know how to survive the storm. ;>)
I wouldn’t trade those days in my large family for anything.... my memories are wonderful and have lasted a lifetime. I dearly miss those days....my dad always told me that I would.
...as of the 1982 State of Emergency, opposition parties were no longer given representation in the council. The preponderance of power also remained with the Sandinistas through their mass organizations, including the Sandinista Workers’ Federation (Central Sandinista de Trabajadores), the Luisa Amanda Espinoza Nicaraguan Women’s Association (Asociación de Mujeres Nicaragüenses Luisa Amanda Espinoza), the National Union of Farmers and Ranchers (Unión Nacional de Agricultores y Ganaderos), and most importantly the Sandinista Defense Committees (CDS). The Sandinista controlled mass organizations were extremely influential over civil society and saw their power and popularity peak in the mid-1980s.
Upon assuming power, the FSLNs political platform included the following: nationalization of property owned by the Somozas and their supporters; land reform; improved rural and urban working conditions; free unionization for all workers, both urban and rural; price fixing for commodities of basic necessity; improved public services, housing conditions, education; abolition of torture, political assassination and the death penalty; protection of democratic liberties; equality for women; non-aligned foreign policy; formation of a “popular army” under the leadership of the FSLN and Humberto Ortega.
Aha! You got it! Frightening stuff bro.
CWII PING !!
Just what the O admin wants. Civil unrest so he can tighten the screws.
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