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James Carville: Obama should ‘panic’
Politico ^

Posted on 09/15/2011 5:13:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

James Carville: Obama should ‘panic’

By: Mackenzie Weinger September 15, 2011 06:18 AM EDT

Democratic strategist James Carville has just one word of advice for President Barack Obama: panic.

In a CNN op-ed, Carville said Tuesday’s two special election results are a warning to the White House – and a sign the president must make drastic changes now to stave off the Republican momentum.

It’s time to panic, he wrote.

“People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things,” Carville wrote on Wednesday. “Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic.”

Carville said Democrats are “past sending out talking points” and said he would tell the president, “The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.”

Carville’s advice: “Fire. Indict. Fight.”

Obama must fire someone – “No – fire a lot of people” — because the current team is just not working, Carville wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jamescarville; obamanation; panicof2011
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1 posted on 09/15/2011 5:13:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I think he needs to take some time off to relax...maybe play some more golf.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 5:16:03 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps pushing further to the Left would help?


3 posted on 09/15/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Sub-Driver

He will not fire anyone. He’s the most incompetent fool ever to hold the office. Jimmy Carter, you can now rest a little easier.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 5:17:49 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: ari-freedom

Well, don’t you think the golf could be combined with a nice vacation at an expensive resort somewhere?


5 posted on 09/15/2011 5:17:49 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama must fire someone – “No – fire a lot of people” — because the current team is just not working, Carville wrote.”

Sorry, Hillary. Hope you liked it there in Africa when you had the chance.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 5:17:49 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is understandable that Jim would publicly promote the notion that Obama is getting bad advice, as the reason for his failure.

Why are conservatives so reluctant to simply assign bad motives to Obama?
Sean Hannity wouldn’t shut up, when a guest attempted to make that point last night.


7 posted on 09/15/2011 5:19:12 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: The Bronze Titan

One man’s perceived incompetence is another man’s agenda!


8 posted on 09/15/2011 5:19:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ari-freedom

Actually, I believe the man and his wife need a good, long vacation....say...somewhere in Kansas....

I hear there is a nice town called Leavenworth that has a nice big spa....


9 posted on 09/15/2011 5:19:48 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Sub-Driver

It appears Obama has lost his Middle-Earth base.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 5:19:48 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Lizard face, we’ll do the firing, and it won’t just be the current crop in the white house... a whole slue of fire’n be go’n down in DC, come November 2012...


11 posted on 09/15/2011 5:20:11 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see. Fire, indict, fight. Is that sort of like gulag, show trials, KGB action?


12 posted on 09/15/2011 5:20:42 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: dps.inspect

yeah but who wants to wait that long?


13 posted on 09/15/2011 5:24:15 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Carville may be a looney tune but he knows a thing or two of getting democrat politicians back in good graces. Lie, but lie effectively. But baraq is a special case. He won’t listen to anyone because he is the ONE. If baraq replaces anyone, it will be with people who are even more strident marxist than the previous ones. He is an african dictator at heart and will not change his mind.
carville is trying to push a rope. won’t work.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 5:24:16 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is panicking the only way he knows how. He has retreated to his basic capability, and that is campaigning. And he’s doing it at colleges, where he can bask in the naive adoration that the kids slather on him.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 5:24:48 AM PDT by tje
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To: Sub-Driver

16 posted on 09/15/2011 5:25:12 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Sub-Driver

We all knew this point would come, where all the tired Marxian ideas collapse. The qustion is whether we can keep from falling completely appart as this rolls into a depression.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Sub-Driver

Snake oil ain’t gonna fix the problem.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 5:26:11 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Rippin

“Let’s see. Fire, indict, fight. Is that sort of like gulag, show trials, KGB action?”

Find - Fix - Flank - Fudge it.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 5:26:16 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“This may be news to you but this is not going well,” he wrote. “For precedent, see Russian Army 64th division at Stalingrad. There were enough deaths at Stalingrad to make the entire tea party collectively orgasm.”

WTF?

20 posted on 09/15/2011 5:27:09 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He could fire all he wants but who would fell the vacancies?

I suggest he just eat his peas and start writing a book on all the fabulous family vacations the tax payers sponsored.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 5:27:36 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Exactly. Liberal policies don’t work, you can call that incompetence, insanity, or design. Because liberals don’t don’t care about the consequences.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 5:27:54 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Sub-Driver

Carville’s advice: “Fire. Indict. Fight.”

Carville must be brain dead. Does He really want this guy sicking around?


23 posted on 09/15/2011 5:28:25 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Texas resident

“He is an african dictator at heart”

Ding ding ding, we have a winner, no more calls.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 5:29:08 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: Sub-Driver
one of these creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans running my country

mortality-fascinated? Sometimes immortality is fascinating too. ;-)

25 posted on 09/15/2011 5:30:30 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver
Someone at CNN should have panicked when James Carville put on that shirt and tie combination before going on the air.
26 posted on 09/15/2011 5:30:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: tje
campaigning. And he’s doing it at colleges, where he can bask in the naive adoration that the kids slather on him.

The Republicans need to hit college campuses hard this election. Ask these kids what he's done for them and what has he done for the classes of 2009 and 2010 who are flipping burgers, if they're lucky.

27 posted on 09/15/2011 5:31:17 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ari-freedom
I think he needs to take some time off to relax...maybe play some more golf.

But not billiards. Accidents do happen.

28 posted on 09/15/2011 5:32:08 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: McGruff

“For precedent, see the Planned parenthood division at Jamaica, NY. There were enough abortions to make the entire Democrat party collectively orgasm.”


29 posted on 09/15/2011 5:33:22 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama must fire someone – “No – fire a lot of people” — because the current team is just not working, Carville wrote.

obama should resign and get on with his life's work...snorting coke, smoking kools, having male to male sex, shooting hoops, taking mulligans, getting bitch slapped by moochelle, getting the klintoons their coffee....

30 posted on 09/15/2011 5:33:49 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oooh, I’m turning Carville in to AttaaackWaaatchhh.com!


31 posted on 09/15/2011 5:34:08 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ari-freedom
If the idiot savant carville is mocked, ridiculed, and disbelieved by the right when he stands in passionate support of the stain; why then is there any credence at all given his statements telling the stain to panic?

He can't be all wrong when he disagrees with the right and all "right" when he says something the right can support or believe.

32 posted on 09/15/2011 5:34:17 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Perhaps pushing further to the Left would help?

That is exactly what Carville suggests later in his screed.

Behold, his mighty hand...

Obama must also “make a case like a Democrat” and fight the “Republican austerity garbage,” Carville noted. And when making the case, the president must stick to his story, Carville wrote.

If Obama cannot course correct, the country could soon have a “crazy person” in the White House, Carville said.

“As I watch the Republican debates, I realize that we are on the brink of a crazy person running our nation,” he wrote. “I sit in front of the television and shudder at the thought of one of these creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans running my country.”

The voice of reason in the DemoncRAT party.

33 posted on 09/15/2011 5:35:35 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think he should come out as openly Marxist,
name all his fellow travelers that believe the same way,
and proseletize about the superiority of the Marxist worldview.


34 posted on 09/15/2011 5:37:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

“one of these creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans running my country “

They aren’t. Your guys are. That’s why you’re in trouble and in a state of panic.


35 posted on 09/15/2011 5:37:57 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: N. Theknow

“If Obama cannot course correct, the country could soon have a “crazy person” in the White House, Carville said.”

We already do. His name is Obama.


36 posted on 09/15/2011 5:39:08 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Sub-Driver
There were enough deaths at Stalingrad to make the entire tea party collectively orgasm.

What the hell is that all about?

37 posted on 09/15/2011 5:39:22 AM PDT by tbpiper (Sarah Palin is the antivenin for the Obama poison)
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To: Sub-Driver

has any one posted his remarks on attack watch?


38 posted on 09/15/2011 5:39:55 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: N. Theknow

A “crazy person” in the White House?

You mean like one who believes doctors routinely operate on healthy kids and chop off diabetics’ legs just for the money, but that he and the government will stop that by preventing surgeries?

That crazy person?


39 posted on 09/15/2011 5:40:47 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Which election were they watching in that snap? I remember Carville putting the trashcan on his head, just can’t remember how long ago that was.


40 posted on 09/15/2011 5:41:25 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: tbpiper

Hmmm... wasn’t that a LEFTWING pogrom?
The huge amount of deaths in the last century was overwhelmingly the result of LEFTWING (communist) ideology carried out to its fruition.


41 posted on 09/15/2011 5:44:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
On October 4, West Virginia holds a special election for governor. The Dem leads in the polls, but not by much, and this is in a strongly-Dem state.

In November 2011 we have gov races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as well as state legislature elections in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia. We will start seeing how well people still like the Dem party.

42 posted on 09/15/2011 5:45:00 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nobody can lie like a Democrat!

Carville's last paragraph is a real doozy!

43 posted on 09/15/2011 5:47:00 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: Mad Dawgg

I love that photo.

I miss Bob Novak.


44 posted on 09/15/2011 5:50:26 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: McGruff

I just figure that, first and foremost, James Carville is a left-wing lunatic. All else is secondary.


45 posted on 09/15/2011 5:51:03 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Clearly, the Democrat leaders are putting party over country by continuing to support this assclown.

CONSIDER what happened in 1974....Republican leaders went to Dick Nixon and told him how the cow ate the cabbage—he was going to have to leave, as his support was collapsing....

Hussein’s cult, however, refuses to see the truth: his regime is hurting his party AND the nation.

Just more proof there IS a difference between Democrats and Republicans.


46 posted on 09/15/2011 5:53:05 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver

"Sorry, Joe. Carville says I gotta fire a lot of people. Nothing personal."


47 posted on 09/15/2011 5:53:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“One man’s perceived incompetence is another man’s agenda!”

Right. It’s his agenda and it is not conducive to a free and prosperous society.


48 posted on 09/15/2011 5:59:54 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Sub-Driver
First, when the problem is at the top, firing underlings will not help.

Second, Carville, like most leftists, wants indictments against Wall Street. But, the real problem is in the oval office. With the help of the MSM, Obama has been able to appear pretty much scandal free, while passing out billions in goodies to his cronies. Now, however, the chickens are starting to come home to roost. Scandals, such as Solyndra, and Gunwalker are going to pop big time, followed by numerous others.

Third, there is nothing Obama can do to fix this economy, since his presence in the oval office is a major cause of it. Right now, if you are a business in America, you operate out of fear. You are either a pal of this administration, or you are doing your level best to stay off the radar screen.

This administration, will be spending most of the next 14 moths trying to defend itself, make excuses and blame others - that is not the road to victory.

49 posted on 09/15/2011 5:59:58 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: N. Theknow

But we already have a crazy person in the White Hut....


50 posted on 09/15/2011 6:04:48 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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