Skip to comments.Trouble Rhymes with Carville
Posted on 09/17/2011 4:54:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
One of the most enduring songs from the 1957 Broadway musical, "The Music Man" is named "Trouble"
Trouble, oh we got trouble, Right here in River City! With a capital "T" That rhymes with "P" And that stands for Pool
Yesterday the Democrats had trouble with a capital "T" that rhymes with "C" and that stands for Carville.
As in James. As in my former back-door neighbor. As in husband to Mullfave Mary Matalin.
The James wrote an essay for CNN in which he stated it was time for President Obama to panic. I am not paraphrasing. He wrote that after thinking about the drubbing Obama and his fellow Democrats got in two special Congressional elections - one in Nevada and one in New York City, he wrote:
"What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic."
The election win in Nevada would not normally have raised any eyebrows because it was in a Republican district. But the winner, former State Sen. Mark Amode1 won by a much larger margin than Sen. John McCain won that district in the Presidential election of 2008.
This is called "over performing."
That wasn't the big news. The big news was not just that the Congressional seat formerly held by Anthony "Not Sure If That's a Photo of my Tighty-Whiteys or Not" Weiner was won by a Republican for the first time in 90 years; it was that the Republican won easily and that the heavily orthodox Jewish voters in the district went for the Republican.
As Larry Sabato, University of Virginia professor of political science, correctly Tweeted after the results of the NY-9 special became obvious, it is dangerous to use special elections or polls as predictors of future events.
I replied, via Twitter, "Yes, but in both specials and polls it's better to come in first than to come in last."
In a segment on John King's CNN show last night, Carville and Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher got into it when Belcher pointed out that as bad as President Obama's poll numbers are, the Congress' numbers are worse.
James retorted, "But they keep electing Republicans!
James suggested the President fire people who aren't doing their jobs. Cornell said it was a messaging problem and that's why Obama has gone out to the states to deliver the message himself.
Carville said, "Then fire the communications staff. Communications people are a dime a dozen."
Well, hold on there just one second, Babba Louie.
I was on in the next segment and I took umbrage at that. I said, "I'm a communications person and I don't think I'm a 'dime-a-dozen' guy. I often get 12 or 13 cents a dozen."
I'm going to throw the Carvilles' Washington Post into their bushes every morning for the next two weeks.
James' advice was heavy on the firing business. He wrote:
"Bill Clinton fired many people in 1994 and took a lot of heat for it. Reagan fired most of his campaign staff in 1980. Republicans historically fired their own speaker, Newt Gingrich. Bush fired Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "For God's sake, why are we still looking at the same political and economic advisers that got us into this mess?"
Democrats lost two special Congressional elections, the numbers for initial jobless claims show that employment may be going in the wrong direction, that solar panel company for which we guaranteed a half billion dollars in loans went belly up last week, and James Carville think's the President is surrounded by morons.
Politico reported that the non-partisan Field Poll showed,
"For the first time since Obama took office, fewer than half of state voters approved of his overall performance. In March 2009, 65 percent approved of his job was doing as president and just 21 percent disapproved. By September 2011, just 46 percent approved while 44 percent disapproved."
It is not likely that the Republican nominee - whoever he or she is - is going to win California, but it shows a deep, broad, maybe irreversible erosion of support for the President.
As one pollster who was following that New York race said, "Where [Obama] has lost his support in New York is among the Democrats."
That's trouble. With a capital "T" and that rhymes with "D" and that stands for Democrats.
Forget firing them. Hire more academics.
Validates the notion that just because your rich liberal daddy can buy your way into Harvard, it doesn’t mean you have much common sense.
When the firing starts the first guy who needs to go is the guy at the top.
We need to fire Obama. He is the one with no experience or expertise in the administration.
Certainly he appointed all the rest of his staff, which in itself is proof of his own inexperience and lack of expertise.
Anyone who has ever run anything knows good people make you look good and bad people make you look bad. He appointed a pack of morons, racists, homo’s, and cronies to their jobs,and they are not capable. The man at the top is not capable.If you get good advice and follow it you will be successful. If you get bad advice and follow no advice you are doomed to be Obama.Of course having Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi as a part of your administration is no help either.
When James Carville bails on a D president you now thing are going going well.
You don’t fire the Chicago Machine elite.
“For God’s sake, why are we still looking at the same political and economic advisers that got us into this mess?”
Even Carville realizes Obama owns this economy and cannot keep blaming Bush.
Now even Carville is rethinking his support---in the brouhaha of Obama's
scheduling his jobs speech on Repub debate night....Carville was quoted as
saying he would rather watch the debate---and he's not even a Repub.
Interesting...the Dems have been telling us for years that this economic mess is Bush's fault.
The truth comes out when people get scared. Maybe someone waterboarded Carville, LOL.
Since Carville was famously wrong about the 2004 election and admitted it, giving credit to W and Rove, he has been sometimes brutally honest about the sorry state of the Dem party. These days he seems to be one of the few honest Dems around. Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen come to mind but the others just keep parroting the talking points lines.
Carville is still a serpent head but I give him an A for honesty.
Why the fascination on Serpent Head anyway. The POS doesn’t deserve any posting anywhere. DA Cajun!
Whenever Carville starts talking, look for your purse and feel for your wallet. He’d sell his mother to help the Democrats win.
I’ve always liked Carville. His politics are screwed up but it’s pretty obvious he’s a good guy. He heads a polling and research team called Democracy Corps that has proven very willing to speak inconvenient truths to the Democrats. A couple years ago they did study of conservatives’ attitudes towards Obama and their message coming out of that was basically “Hey Democrats, you better be careful about calling these people racists, because they’re not”. Here’s the report they generated:
Calling, pleading with Michael Reagan to run against Queen Dianne Feinstein, who, in my opinion, has been self-serving her entire political career and part of the DC/California problem.
Despite what one hears, the people of California are as outraged at DC and the corruption there as anywhere in the country. Granted Los Angeles and San Francisco are inhabited by Liberal wackos; the rest of the State of CA is not.
People are talking about their outage against these political hacks in the malls, in their neighborhoods, in the grocery store, and everywhere else. Believe it!
The Democrat Goebbel’s MSM is complicit in their coverup of the truth; their False Messiah and his Liberal Hack Party are Toast! They’re the enemy just as any other enemy this nation has faced on the battlefield. To save this nation for future generations, these corrupt political hacks have got to be defeated in November 2012 and 2014 and thereafter. To do less is to disgrace all those who sacrificed to keep this nation free.
Do you think this is a setup for Ms. Clinton?
I can’t imagine these guys turning on O unless they had a Communist, oops I mean Democrat alternative.
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I don’t get out of the Bay Area much, so I have not witnessed the sea change you are talking about in the rest of the state. I hope it is true. Unfortunately, I see no disaffection or unhappiness about the Obama regime among our liberal kook friends. I’m not sure what it would take to open their eyes.
Right, I want the dims to have one hundred percent Harvard graduates on staff and I want a new conservative president who hires only high school graduates or Eureka college graduates.
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