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James Carville: This is all over in 30 days
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Posted on 05/16/2013 9:14:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

James Carville: This is all over in 30 days By: Kevin Robillard May 16, 2013 11:57 AM EDT

Democratic strategist James Carville had some good news for President Barack Obama amid three controversies: It will all be over in a month.

Carville, who helped guide former President Bill Clinton through crises, on Thursday described Benghazi and the Justice Department’s decision to subpoena the Associated Press’ phone records as non-stories to start with and he predicted the IRS scandal would fizzle out within a month.

“These guys are awfully frustrated right now,” Carville said, referring to the GOP. “They’re taking the anger out, and I understand that. I think the White House has just go to live with this for 30 days, get the truth out and you know, just roll with the punches here. They’re down to swinging pretty wildly here.”

The Ragin’ Cajun said Republicans were focused on the IRS scandal because many of their political positions are being undercut by long-term trends.

“That’s what they’re down to,” Carville said. “Remember that the earth is warming, and that the economy is growing, the deficit is shrinking, that health care costs are flattening out, that Benghazi was nothing and as I said, there may be something amiss in the Cincinnati office of the IRS. If there is, we should find out about it and fix it and if somebody did something wrong, they should be fired or brought to justice.”

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Wishful thinking serpent head........
1 posted on 05/16/2013 9:14:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh it will be....I’m sure they’ve got a good “Wag the Dog” scenario in mind, my money’s on Syria.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 9:15:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

“James Carville: This is all over in 30 days”

Obama’s resigning within 30 days? Thanks for the good news!


3 posted on 05/16/2013 9:15:09 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's correct, just as he was correct when he said the 2008 election gave the Demoncraps a 40 year ascendancy.
4 posted on 05/16/2013 9:15:54 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Sub-Driver

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! You betcha Jimmy! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! His arteries are hardening.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver
Only if Ubama resigns.
6 posted on 05/16/2013 9:16:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Unfortunately, he’s likely right.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 9:16:27 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Sub-Driver

Carvile is wrong. But I do love it when Democrats whistle past the graveyard.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 9:16:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s THEIR PLAN and they are STICKING to it!


9 posted on 05/16/2013 9:17:06 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In June the Supreme Gods In Black Dresses will decree that men may marry men and Gay Pride Month will be in full celebration.

The lavender mafia in the media will drop the current scandals like a hot potato.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 9:17:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Ragin’ Cajun said Republicans were focused on the IRS scandal because many of their political positions are being undercut by long-term trends.

No, we happen to honor the Constitution and get quite upset when people use it like their own personal roll of toilet paper.

11 posted on 05/16/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Tell a lie long and loud enough stupid people believe it too.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 9:18:18 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BlueStateRightist

My cynical side says he’s right.

Obama is as corrupt as the day is long,
but he’ll get away with it.

The problem is, as Kennedy stated, when you make it impossible to address corruption in non-violent ways,
violent means become inevitable.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 9:18:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Spare us the bullsh*t about global warming, etc. Tell us why you really believe it’ll be over in 30 days, Carvile.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 9:19:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

I could use some of what he’s been smoking.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 9:19:13 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You can tell by the way NPR is reporting it that they really HOPE it is all over in 30 days. ;-)


16 posted on 05/16/2013 9:19:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Benghazi was nothing...

Tell that to the families of those who were killed.

17 posted on 05/16/2013 9:20:03 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Sub-Driver

Face it, the snake is most probably correct.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 9:20:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Wishcasting.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 9:20:10 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t think it will take a month. It will probably be a faint memory by the end of May.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 9:21:41 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The politicization of the IRS has a bigger impact than a dozen Bill Clintoon blow jobs.
21 posted on 05/16/2013 9:21:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Remember that the earth is warming, and that the economy is growing, the deficit is shrinking, that health care costs are flattening out, that Benghazi was nothing and as I said, there may be something amiss in the Cincinnati office of the IRS. If there is, we should find out about it and fix it and if somebody did something wrong, they should be fired or brought to justice.”

What Mr. Spock looks like where James Carville lives.

22 posted on 05/16/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Opens mouth...

BS flows forth.

If we subpoena the documents that the WH has refused to provide, which are NOT classified, they’re going to be dealing with more than 30 days worth of this.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 9:22:23 AM PDT by Viennacon (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even if the scandals end, Obamacare comes along, his agenda is effectively neutered and a lot of eyes will be a let less widely shut. :)


24 posted on 05/16/2013 9:22:26 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Sub-Driver

30 days is the new “long time ago”


25 posted on 05/16/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Sub-Driver

This was never going on in the world of the low information voters to begin with.

Wait a year when they can’t go to the doctor or their insurance premiums are double, and those LIV’s won’t be able to bury their heads in the sand any longer.


26 posted on 05/16/2013 9:22:43 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s over in 30 days because the summer recess begins and that gives em time to conjure up a New distraction


27 posted on 05/16/2013 9:24:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

In Clinton’s second year in office everything was going wrong and his administration was starting to be ridiculed as hopelessly in over their heads, high school student council types. The press was starting to do real damage. Then, suddenly, they looked around and said to themselves “What are we doing?”. Immediately, the attacks stopped and the (somewhat deserved - “They made me use the rear exit. Whaaa”) pillorying of Newt Gingrich began.

We may see the same thing here but the interesting difference in the dynamic is Hillary and her viability.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 9:24:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Sub-Driver

0bama may well survive. But all this scandal stuff could make him very unpopular. Voters may well choose to demonstrate their displeasure by voting against Dems in 2014. That, not impeachment, is the Dems’ worst nightmare.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 9:25:27 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s right.

Nothing is going to come of this, no one is going to hold him or anyone else accountable for this or anything else.

Our government is totally out of control.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 9:25:50 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Da Coyote

I also think he’s correct. This administration will continue to stonewall and lie and the MSM will grow weary and move on. Just look at Fast and Furious, it’s become a nonissue.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 9:25:56 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Sub-Driver
SerpentHead Carville ... Prognosticator Extraordinary


32 posted on 05/16/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ricmc2175

33 posted on 05/16/2013 9:26:33 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Sub-Driver
“Remember that the earth is warming, and that the economy is growing, the deficit is shrinking, that health care costs are flattening out, that Benghazi was nothing and as I said, there may be something amiss in the Cincinnati office of the IRS. If there is, we should find out about it and fix it and if somebody did something wrong, they should be fired or brought to justice.”

None of these things are true so Carville may be wrong provided the Republicans grow a pair. If they do fire or bring to justice those responsible then Obama is gone.

The highlight of the comments from the WH so far is Obama admonishing Congress not to "politicize" the IRS investigation. Hutzpah.

34 posted on 05/16/2013 9:27:03 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: BlueStateRightist

Agreed. The idiot in the White House is untouchable.


35 posted on 05/16/2013 9:27:59 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sub-Driver

Carville’s correct...unless Obastard declares “woah” on his enemies. Then it will be prolonged for a very long time.


36 posted on 05/16/2013 9:28:30 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: chris37
All that needs to happen for this to go away in any meaningful way is for the major networks to cease coverage.

It then won't matter what the GOP, FNC, or the alternative media do - it'll just be 'paranoid static'.

37 posted on 05/16/2013 9:28:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Cargill is correct
See ! See what happens when our fearless leader goes golfing and forgets his Blackberry ? Well now that he’s back on the job we won’t have to worry anymore. Shame on those nasty people who took advantage of his absence by crushing groups critical of our great and fearless one. We know if he was there he would have nothing to do with their nefarious and illegal activities. He said so and we believe everything he says and does.


38 posted on 05/16/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: ricmc2175

2008 Carville was right. We lost 2012 and have another 36 years to go.


39 posted on 05/16/2013 9:28:59 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Carville is exactly right.

The press, after a few weeks of phony anger at Obama, will never allow Obama to be permanently weakened or removed from office.

The economy is modestly improving.

That will be the new, number one story by the end of the month.

That - and Amnesty - which will probably pass in the House, and give Democrats a political majority for generations.

40 posted on 05/16/2013 9:29:57 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: skeeter

Yes, that’s right. If no one is talking about it isn’t happening and it never did happen.

Maybe if we had a senate and congress that took its functions seriously, there might be something, but we do not have either of those.

It’s going to be this is old news, we’re moving on, we have to do the business of the American people blah, blah, blah.


41 posted on 05/16/2013 9:31:54 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He is working toward that end. Never let an enemy back up after you get him down. No use to have him hit the ground without finishing him. More merciful for him, you and your team mates.

He who is the most committed wins. I am. I encourage conservatives to be, too.


42 posted on 05/16/2013 9:32:01 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sorry to say that The Lizard's right.Despite what many here on FR believe Osama Obama is a very,*very* intelligent guy.The mistake that these Freepers make is to mistake amorality for stupidity.Osama has learned very,*very* well the lessons of his mentors (real and symbolic)...Alinsky,Ayers and Mao.
43 posted on 05/16/2013 9:32:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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“Remember that the earth is warming, and that the economy is growing, the deficit is shrinking, that health care costs are flattening out, that Benghazi was nothing...”

Ole Serpenthead, you’re wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong,
WRONG. Five out of Five ain’t bad eh.
In thirty days, it will all just be STARTING.


44 posted on 05/16/2013 9:32:55 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nope, he’s correct. The MSM will move on to the next crisis exploited by The One.


45 posted on 05/16/2013 9:33:56 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: Sub-Driver

Corporal cueball carville is probably right. At least where the government controlled media is concerned.


46 posted on 05/16/2013 9:34:18 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's right. Some on the left are outraged now. They'll get quieter over the next couple of weeks, and in four weeks they'll say it's no big deal. That's close to how it worked with Clinton.

Of course, this only works for Democrats.

47 posted on 05/16/2013 9:34:20 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: hometoroost

The republicans are never going to grow a pair.

The GOP does not believe in conservatism or small government or anything of the sort.


48 posted on 05/16/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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“Benghazi was nothing “

If you don’t mind wading through the dead bodies. More people died there than in the Boston Marathon bombing.


49 posted on 05/16/2013 9:35:31 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Remember that the earth is warming, and that the economy is growing, the deficit is shrinking, that health care costs are flattening out, that Benghazi was nothing and as I said, there may be something amiss in the Cincinnati office of the IRS. "

If this Cajun would do a little less ragin' a little more thinkin' he might know that the earth is not warming but cooling, today's numbers do not reflect healthy growth, the deficit is shrinking in the context of a ominous amount of quantitative easing by the fed which is a deficit entirely off the books, and the IRS scandal has already spread far beyond the Cincinnati office.

In a matter of a few months Obama care will strike both the economy and the personal lives of Americans and the reaction will not be pleasant for Barack Obama. The world economy is fragile and a misstep anywhere such as in tottering Europe, the planned economy of China, or the brics which are utterly dependent on growth elsewhere, could bring the American economy crashing down. The president's foreign policy is a shambles and Benghazi is the metaphor in blood for Obama's failure.

Ask yourself, if forced to argue one side or the other, which side would you choose, to defend the Obama record or to prosecute it?"


50 posted on 05/16/2013 9:36:28 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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